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As I've said before, I had selected DSL because it runs off of RAM and it was perfect for my situation since I'm limitted on HD space. Kubuntu doesn't run ...
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    As I've said before, I had selected DSL because it runs off of RAM and it was perfect for my situation since I'm limitted on HD space. Kubuntu doesn't run only on the RAM. It's critical that I get a distro that will only occupy a max of 150MB more or less.

    How do I determine if kppp exist. Is it in the menu, the desktop? I don't see it? Is there another distro that will work with my compaq and /or with the new xircomcrd that I've unfortunately ordered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simon View Post
    As I've said before, I had selected DSL because it runs off of RAM and it was perfect for my situation since I'm limitted on HD space. Kubuntu doesn't run only on the RAM. It's critical that I get a distro that will only occupy a max of 150MB more or less.

    How do I determine if kppp exist. Is it in the menu, the desktop? I don't see it? Is there another distro that will work with my compaq and /or with the new xircomcrd that I've unfortunately ordered?
    It appears kppp is not in DSL, but pppdial which looks pretty straight forward. It should be in your menu. I'll download the latest DSL and have a look for you. If the Xircom 56K doesn't perform to your expectations, you send it back.

    EDIT: I just fired up DSL and had my wireless device configured in about 2 minutes! DSL has come a long way since last I looked at it. pppdialer looks simple enough, and xirc2ps_cs IS included in /lib/modules. If you plug in the device and fire up DSL, it should find the device and load the driver.
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    Oh good, I feel better now. Can you tell me the steps on how you determined xirc2ps_cs IS included in /lib/modules? Did I enter updatedb in the wrong place other than root?

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    I don't think DSL has "locate" but I'm still looking at it.

    In fact, I'm coming to you right now from DSL from a 56k connection with my trusty old Actiontec serial modem configured with pppdialer. The dialer is pretty easy to configure. Once configured, you just bring up pppdialer, enter the name of the connection you want, and press "dial." That's all there is to it.

    Do:
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    cd /lib/modules/2.4.26/pcmcia
    and press enter. Then:
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    ls
    and press enter, and you will see xirc2ps_cs.o there.
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    I tried the steps and saw that, yes, xircom was listed. For now, I'll just have to wait till I get my hands on the card from the mail before I can proceed. It may be a month or so before I will advise you on my progress since I will not be in the country. I will answer you on this same thread when I return to try it out. Thanks for your help and consideration.

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    Hi Dapper Dan:
    I'm back from my trip and have received in the mail the xirc2ps-cs.o card that you had recommended to me. I have an installation CD that came with it. I think you had told me a month ago that all I had to do when I got the new card was to insert the xircom card, then turn on the computer, and boot up DSL. So just to make sure, in order not to make any errors and follow precisely your instructions, should I insert the card in the computer slot and run the installation CD, or do you think the card will function properly if I just insert it the slot without having to run the installation CD.

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    Hi Jim... The drivers on the cd are going to be for Windows. DSL has the drivers for your device already... or at least they were there on the new version of DSL that I downloaded. So I'd think it's just a matter of plugging it in and booting. DSL seems to have good hardware detection, so it should find and configure it. After booting, do:
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    lsmod
    and see if the driver is present. If it is, you should be able to configure your connection from there. If not, you may have to run:
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    modprobe xirc2ps_cs
    With the device plugged in.
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    Let me say, that I don’t know where those 2 last posts about the Viagra came from. Someone is playing pranks on the forum.


    All is going well so far. I entered the code “lsmod” and the list shows “xircom_tulip_cb” with a size of 11992, and the list also shows “xircom_cb” with a size of 5600. Are these the drivers that are required and that you are referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim simon View Post
    Let me say, that I don’t know where those 2 last posts about the Viagra came from. Someone is playing pranks on the forum.
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    They may be part of what's needed but I'm not sure. The driver I remember reading about that your device specifically needed is xirc2ps_cs. So I'd do:
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    modprobe xirc2ps_cs
    Then lsmod and see if xirc2ps_cs is listed.
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