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On Friday 07 May 2004 09:48, Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
> Anyone in Galway spare an hour or two to help Sean?
The place to try in UCG Computer Society. There's a few people there
who know their stuff and might be willing to help. They are also
students so contributing to anyone that helps' drinking fund would be a
nice jesture :)
Mailing list (private I think): discuss at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
I've CC'd them on this so if any of you are interested:
Sean Hunt: <pamting at terra.es>
 Now National University of Ireland, Galway. Yawn.
>> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Mandrake modem installation problems
> Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 22:38:54 +0100
> From: Pamting <pamting at terra.es>
> To: <donncha at linux.ie>
>> Dear Donncha
>> Thanks for your previous respones.
>> I am writing in case you live in Galway:
>> I´m still atempting to get modem working with Mandrake 10.0.... I
> will give you some info and if you have any advice please pass it on.
> The modem is a PCTEL 2304 WT V.92 MDC (this modem co. was bought by
> Conexant (web address http://pctelcompdb.sourceforge.net/ ). At this
> web site many people have responded with their experiences (mostly
> successful) of installing the modem on their laptop. Some of them
> refer to a "gcc" problem and the necessity of a "forced insertion"
> (-f) i.e. insmod -f pctel
>> My problem is that I am new to Linux. These tweaks are all done in
> the terminal screen which is quite unfamiliar to me. I am happy to
> learn fast and try anything and would prefer this to purchasing an
> external modem. A friend has been helping a bit but is only slightly
> more experienced than me.
>> I have discovered that the modem that works in most cases is version
> 9.6 and I have a copy of this. It needs to be unzipped and this is
> an unfamiliar process to me in Linux. I obviously need some help to
> accomplish this installation.
>> I live in Galway. If you also live in Galway (Renmore) and have an
> hour or so to spare to help me this would be greatly appreciated. I
> could visit your place or vice versa. If you don´t live in Galway
> but know someone who does then please suggest someone.
>> If no help is available and the best solution would be to buy an
> external modem can you recommend an inexpensive usb or PCMIA modem
> that would not be too problematic to install.
>> If you visit the above website maybe you will have an idea about the
> installation process.
>> Thanks for your help so far and any response would be appreciated.
>> Sean Hunt
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