modems

  • jonnyb
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2009 - 22:56
I had trouble because of a damaged boot sector on my dell dimension 4100. I had trouble clean installing windows, ubuntu (Gibbon and Heron) but when I tried 64 ( I've been a musician since I was 11 and thought I'd try it) when the computer restarted it said I had a serious problem loading grub BUT THEN offered me the option of booting from disk,floppy etc. I shoved a floppy in and now my pc works again! I don't even need to boot fron the floppy. I don't know what kind of magic this is but I like it! My problem now is installing modem driver to get online. At linuxant it says: To use these generic packages, kernel-source and the gcc C compiler must be properly installed on your system to dynamically build the driver modules upon installation. I downloaded hcfpcimodem_1.18full_i386.deb.zip but when I ran the install command it just started and then stopped ..... Does 64 have the gcc C compiler and does the fact that it's designated 486 instead of i386 cause scrips to bug? I hope I can solve this because this is a beautifull distro!

Re: modems

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sun, 03/08/2009 - 13:30
Welcome Johnny! "To use these generic packages, kernel-source and the gcc C compiler must be properly installed on your system to dynamically build the driver modules upon installation" This implies you need to install some packages. - build-essential - the linux-headers that matches the version of the linux-image you have installed and running. To know about the linux version you are running, type "uname -r". Then you can search in synaptic for those two packages (or else use "sudo apt-get install" in the terminal). Remember to "reload" (or "apt-get update") before hand. I don't think that the fact that the driver's has "i386" in its name is a issue. Don't worry about that. Cheers! Pablo