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please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:37 pm
by online99
The computer I'm trying to set up for Freesco is a 10 year old Dell Inspiron 5000. It has an internal lucent modem on com3. I use a Realtek pcmcia card for an ethernet port. I took the driver file out of the modules folder, but I don't know what to do with it.

I have the floppy booting, but I don't have the settings right. Freesco says no network card found at all. Check your settings.

I'll provide whatever information I can if someone can explain to me where to get it from.

Thank you for your patience.

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:51 pm
by Lightning
It has an internal lucent modem on com3. I use a Realtek pcmcia card for an ethernet port.
I am doubtful that the modem is a hardware modem and WinModems do NOT work with FREESCO. Secondly PCMCIA network cards are NOT supported at all with the drivers that come with FREESCO. You must install the pcmcia package available for the 03x series and the 04x series. The biggest issue that you have is the modem not being a hardware modem and probably not working at all. Which means that you are sort of stuck with two options. First connect an external modem which they are all hardware based modems or using something like VirtualBox or VMware in a Windows or Linux OS that does support the hardware to run the system so the modem will be supported in the virtual environment hopefully.

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:11 pm
by online99
Would a winmodem be branded lucent? I tested the modem directly into the replay, and I got the string that indicated that the line had enough power to talk to the replay. I didn't think that was possible with a winmodem.

But I'm pretty ignorant about this, so I'm ready to be corrected.

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:18 pm
by online99
BTW, the pcmcia ethernet port is the realtek 8139 that you said was part of the kernel.

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:19 pm
by Lightning
But I'm pretty ignorant about this, so I'm ready to be corrected
I have been wrong on many occasions and hopefully this is one of those. You will find out very quickly whether FREESCO recognizes your modem of not.
You will need to download and install the PCMCIA package regardless before the network card will be found. Because even though the driver is included it is not included as a PCMCIA device which is somewhat different.

Regardless I would try my PM'ed suggestion and see what works and what does not work before you go any further.

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:13 pm
by online99
Here's a really dumb question. When a message stays in the outbox instead of going to the sent box, does that mean it didn't send?

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:23 pm
by Lightning
When a message stays in the outbox instead of going to the sent box, does that mean it didn't send?
It depends on what outbox you are talking about. for a standard email client the answer is yes, it did not get sent. If you are talking about a PM on a forum like this one it just means that it has not been picked up and read by the recipient.

Re: please help beginner configuring 0.3.2

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:56 am
by online99
Interesting. I never noticed that in other forums. Thanks for the heads up, and sorry for the duplicates.