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Re: [vox-tech] Debian configuration: X and modem and zip]

Well I've made some general progress but haven't really solved either of the remaining 2 problems (X/video card configuration and the non-functional modem).

I managed to install and activate a later kernel from my woody CD as you suggested Rick, and now uname -r shows that I am running kernel 2.4.18-686-smp (I wasn't really sure which of the pentium IV 2.4 kernels to choose so I took a shot on that one). Nothing seems to have changed with respect to the video card or modem - tried various combinations of things in the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-x86 tool for the video card problem and have run pppconfig also to no avail.

I realize that Rick now thinks that I don't have a winmodem, but I thought I'd work for a while under the assumption that I do and see what happens. I downloaded the hcfpcimodem driver (the last free one! from http://www.int21.de/conexant/) and am trying to install it but running "make install" as the INSTALL file gives me an error that I need to edit a file to show it where the kernel source is. I don't reckon that I have the sources, so I tried apt-get source --download kernel-image-2.4.18-686-smp but I get the error "Sorry, you must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list". I figure that is etc/apt/sources.list but I don't know what is meant by 'source' URIs. I can try to google that out next.

I'll keep working on this route and also maybe try dell again to see if I can extract more information from them about the _true_nature_ of my modem!

Thanks to all for the help - it is very encouraging!

Ashleigh B. Smythe
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Nematology
UC Davis
One Shield's Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
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