> I have Mandrake 7.0 w/KDE installed and i am trying to use Netscape 4.61
> to surf the web.
Netscape 4.7 comes with Mandrake 7.0, did you install this after the OS
install? Try running "rpm -qa|grep netscape"
> My modem is a 3com US Robotics 56k Fax PCI model #5610 [not a winmodem
> slag]. In Win98 SE the #5610 setting are irq 11, I/0 EC00-EC07, COM 5.
> I have a regular dial-up internet account.
> Two problems:
> 1-How do i get Linux to recognize my modem?
Your COM ports are in /dev/, labeled ttySx. Here's mine
crw------- 1 root tty 4, 64 May 5 1998 /dev/ttyS0
crw------- 1 root tty 4, 65 May 5 1998 /dev/ttyS1
crw------- 1 root tty 4, 66 May 5 1998 /dev/ttyS2
crw------- 1 root tty 4, 67 May 5 1998 /dev/ttyS3
You get the idea. First check to see if you have /dev/ttyS4? I have
never seen ttySx > x=3.
Quote:> 2-How do i configure my dial-up internet account?
My first suggestion would be to read the PPP-HOWTO,
Then return with any questions you have.
Quote:> 3-How do i configure Netscape?
Netscape will run properly once you have ppp up correctly.
> I am a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry green newbie so i need a lot of handholding
> [ie. extremely detailed instructions]. Which programs do i use to do