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Aeroflot

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#1 12 years ago

I burned Damn Small Linux (DSL) to a disk and I've been using the liveCD version to test it out to see if I like the OS. Well, I like it, but I can't seem to connect to the internet with it. It works fine if I use the qemu emulator to run it, just the liveCD doesn't work. And I don't want to install DSL to my computer until I know the internet works.

I have wireless and ethernet internet connections.

I go to net config -> PPPoE and try to set up my ethernet connection, but appearently I need some cable modem drivers, because it is saying that my ethernet card (or something) is not being autodetected. I'm not sure if I need the drivers, or what, because it is saying that might be the problem. But, I've tried all other ways to connect, and I dunno what to do. :clueless:

Any ideas?

EDIT: BTW, I'm going to try connecting via USB cable. Havn't tried that yet. I don't think it will work, though. I'll probably need drivers for it, too.

EDIT2: Yeah. I'm not even going to attempt using USB with Linux. I can't even use it on Windows without installing drivers + the drivers are windows only. :\




Kilobyte

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#2 12 years ago

AeroflotEDIT: BTW, I'm going to try connecting via USB cable. Havn't tried that yet. I don't think it will work, though. I'll probably need drivers for it, too.

EDIT2: Yeah. I'm not even going to attempt using USB with Linux. I can't even use it on Windows without installing drivers + the drivers are windows only. :\

I can't even use my USB HP printer in Windows without installing drivers. Nor can I get 32-bit color without installing Video drivers in Windows. I have not had to install drivers for either, in Linux. Xandros especially.

Some DSL modems have built-in Linux support, but not many. What is the make, and model of the modem, and we may be able to find more info.

All I could find was "check the DSL Panel"...

Is this DSL, or the slightly bigger DSL-N. DSL-N is slightly bigger, but is compatible with newer hardware. I believe it is still less than 200mb.




wee_menphis

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#3 12 years ago

Damn Small Linux is an odd choice to try out Linux, being specifically designed for being small, some of the uncommon driver support may not be supported without implementing it. What is your modem and we can find if there is actual Linux support with it.




Aeroflot

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#4 12 years ago

Nevermind, I figured it out on my own. I just forgot to reset the modem by turning off the power, taking out the battery, and then putting it back in. I forgot that I had to do that whenever I install a new OS.

I'm on DSL right now using the internet. :)

Oh, and I have used Ubuntu before, menphis. :p

EDIT: And appearently it only works with USB (without drivers :)) How Ironic.