Mandrake 10.1 question

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Belle1479

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I'm currently using a Suse Linux OS because I couldn't get the Mandrake 10.1 to connect to the internet. I purchased the Powerpack, which I'm thinking is bugged to where I couldn't connect to the internet, also KDE wouldn't work either. I asked a question in another forum but they look down upon new people asking questions. I'm using a CNet external serial modem which I know is compatible with Linux, and worked right off with the Suse OS. The modem will dial out with the Mandrake but just won't connect. So I can't even use my OS at all, nor even download the updates. Should I just purchase a new one? I'm thinking it's "bugged". If I don't need to purchase another one, then what should I do? BTW, I'm new to Linux anyway. I'm not really prepared to pay for asking questions on Mandriva until I can connect. I'm almost certain, too, that it would not be answered in just one question and response.
 

horndude

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I wouldnt buy any version of linux, mandrake should have worked but off the top of my head I dont know why it didnt.Id stick with Suse for now and learn as much as you can then switch later if you want to.
 

Belle1479

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Thank you so much for your help. I'm moving next month, so I thought to try to install it if we get broadband again, rather than being stuck on dial up out here in the woods. It might work then. If not, then I will just reinstall Suse.
 

straightv6

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i'm completely new too and i installed slackware 10.1 with only a couple of problems. the people here have been really helpful, even with my stupid questions
 

Belle1479

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Thank you straightv6. Well, I don't think I'll bother with going to that other forum anymore. You all seem a lot more friendly and helpful. So...........this is my new home!! :)
 

popey

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straightv6 said:
i'm completely new too and i installed slackware 10.1 with only a couple of problems. the people here have been really helpful, even with my stupid questions
Good move ! IMHO Slackware is the best distro to learn linux on, anyone coming from Suse/Mandrake will be amazed at how simple it is in comparison.
 

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Belle, go to a terminal and type ifconfig. You need to be su to do this. Let us know what it displays. It might be a simple problem.
 

Belle1479

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Well I currently don't have it installed on this computer anymore. I'll have to install it onto another computer and let you know what happens.
 
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