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jcdq
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« on: December 02, 2013, 06:05:03 AM »

I have two computers with Damn Small Linux. The first  is an Eone Emachines 500.The other is a Presario V2415LA. I want to send files between both using audio cables. How can I use netcat to get it? Do I have to use soundmodem, too?
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 08:04:31 PM »

Hi,

I'm assuming the spam answer above didn't help. To use netcat, you need a working network connection between two computers. It seems unlikely you'll manage this with an audio cable - although soundmodem does sound interesting, but something fun to experiment with rather than get a reliable connection.

I'm not familiar with your hardware but I believe the eOne has a 10base-T ethernet port and the Compaq Presario V2415LA a 100base-T port. Assuming the laptop supports both speeds (not just 100Mb/s), all you need is a crossover ethernet cable to connect the two together. Once you have a network connection there are lots of ways to transfer files.

Even though the E1 has very old and slow ethernet, it will still be vastly superior to a sound modem type connection - maybe 1000 times faster.

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 09:31:40 PM »

Thank you, Raffles!
I have a problem with the tulip driver for the ethernet port of eone emachines.
I have read the article http://electron.mit.edu/~gsteele/eone/ 
but I don't know how to compile the driver.
I tried to use an usb-adapter...but I can't get one for
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 10:13:30 PM »

Hi, OK thanks. The page you mentioned seems to give quite a good explanation of the ethernet situation on the eOne - I can see it seems problematic. When you say you don't know how to compile the driver, could you be more specific? The webpage mentions some instructions. Is it that you get errors when you follow them, or are they the type of instructions that assume you know/have things that you don't? Happy to help if you're stuck. Regarding the C-compiler, DSL has tcc built in, but you may need to install GCC, which can be found in the system section of MyDSL.

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