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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Configuration of three things
- From: bb@xxxxxxxx (Bodo Bauer)
- Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 14:05:11 -0700
- Message-id: <355A0B07.2897403E@xxxxxxxx>
Tim Schaefer wrote:
> I have tried to find simple examples of what to do, but to no avail.
> 1. PPP
> If Linux is to somehow overtake Win95, an interface to configure PPP
> should present itself. I don't have time to wade through an endless
> dialog on how to set up PPP. Is there a one-stop doc for setting up
> ppp? WITH EXAMPLES? How many months will it take for me to simply
> set up the modem to dial my ISP and log in, and connect me to the
> internet? In WinNT and Win95 I'd be done long ago. Yast is INCOMPLETE
> for setting up my modem. It simply isn't finished.
YaST supports PPP starting with Release 5.2 of our Distriibution. However
this Feature is quiete buggy and not very well documented. We are working
on this and hopefully have a new version of YaST/suseppp available late this
> 2. Scanner
> I have an HP scanner. It's recognized by the hardware, and the yast
> program says it's there, but where's the software to USE the scanner?
The Software is SANE. It includes a nice X interface 'xscanimage', which you
can use to access your scanner. You can also use GIMP togehter with this
interface topostprocess your scans.
> 3. Jazz Drive
> I have an internally installed SCSI Jazz drive ( 1 GB ). It's known to
> the system as /dev/sdb4 . Do I mount it? Samba it? How do I get my
> Jazz drive to work with Linux? Can somebody show me the correct
> mount command?
You can use your Jazz drive like a regular harddisk. I assume sdb4 is a FAT
partition. I don't have a Jazz here, but IOMEGA ships the ZIP disks with a
FAT16 preformated partition 4, maybe the same with Jazz disks.
If so, you can mount it the following way:
# create a mountpoint
# mount it
mount /dev/sda4 /Jazz
# unmount it
> I do not sit in front of my Linux box for hours wading through the wrong docs
> on what to do simply because I don't have the time. I'd really appreciate some
> simple CLEAR and unabstract docs with examples. What's really surprising is
> that Yast isn't in Tcl, and that there isn't a GUI interface to configure the
> modem, or a scanner, or a Jazz drive. And here I am STILL using NT for my
> email. Sigh.
Have a look into the O'Reilly nutshell books. They are very clear and
include good instructions even for newcomers.
Bodo Bauer S.u.S.E., LLC fon +1-510-835 7873
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