Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 31 2004,02:43
I have a Viking 56RSM2 modem, an ISA modem, 56K that works in Damn Small Linux. This is news, for I had thought that this modem works only with Windows.
I have SuSE linux and Windows 98 installed on this same hard drive, so now that I have discovered that wvdial works with this modem, I need to reboot into SuSE, and try it there. I had been using a US Robotics hardware modem on the serial port to get an internet connection in SuSE.
The Viking modem was fairly expensive, about $80.00, so it's no cheap winmodem, but has no jumpers for com port and IRQ, and I believe it's a controller modem.
I'm just suprised it works.
What I do for each computer I set Damn Small up on, by copying the CD's /knoppix folder to the hard drive, and booting with a boot floppy is this:
First, restore with my restore/backup floppy.
Then, copy the filetool.lst from the restore/backup floppy to /home/damnsmall, overwriting the default filetool.lst there.
Then I mount a new floppy, and copy the /home/damnsmall/filetool.lst to the floppy. At this point there is no backup.tar.gz on the new backup/restore floppy.
Then I get wvdial working, by cd to /etc and:
This will bring up my previous wvdial.conf from the original restore, in the scite editor. I adjust/try the /dev/ttyS_ in the wvdial.conf until I get one that will dial. I save wvdial.conf in scite after each change, then dial again till I connect.
Once connected, I can now backup to the new backup/restore
floppy, and the correct wvdial.conf will be saved, for this computer. So each computer might have it's own wvdial.conf that is unique, but all other restore items are the same.
I have a background image, a new menu, and a .blackboxrc, and other items on the restore floppy, that is placed on the new computer with DSL is started (with boot floppy) and restored (with unique restore/backup floppy).
I do download MozillaFirebird, and once I get that going, I use emelfm to copy the entire /MozillaFirebird directory to another primary partition, and restore from there, with this menu:
(that part begins about 11 lines down)
Of course if you wish to use this menu, copy it to your /home/damnsmall/.fluxbox directory as "menu".
Rapidweather Remaster of DSL:
Rapidweather Remaster of Knoppix Linux: