linux noob with a few problems (proxy, sound and modem)
i just installed mandrake 10 on my system:
cpu - xp2600+
ram - 512MB ddr400
motherboard - gigabyte ga-7vaxp
video - radeon 9600pro
problem 1, proxy.
the main reason i installed mandrake 10 is for tafe. im still learing the grips of it, but im (slowly) getting there. tafe has set up a proxy for the internet, and the network runs on dhcp. i set my network card up for dhcp and this works fine. i have mozilla 0.9 installed, and i set the proxy up in there, and (as i am posting using it now) its working. problem arises when i tried to set up the proxy for kde. doesnt work. i cant update mandrake, and i cant use kopete irc client either. any advice to this problem would me much appreciated.
second problem - modem.
this is probably more straight forward. i have two modems (but i should be getting a couiple more of a mate later today) and i cant get either of them to work under linux. one of them is an IBM modem out of an old aptive system that i had. linux recognises that there is a modem, but cant find any drivers for it. the other one is a netcomm winmodem, and it says that its unsupported (which i expected, and i think that there is nothing i can do about this) but any and all advice would be appreciated (keeping in mind that im a noob)
third problem - sound
linux finds my onboard ac-97 soundcard, and installs the drivers for it, and i have two choices: snd-via82xx and via83xxx audio. when using the first option, i cant get any sound from normal cd's, and if i play a game to test sound (breakout), its very very quiet, and sounds strange and static-y. i checked kmix and turned everything up there as well.
thankyou in advance for all help