richard childers / kg6hac
fscked at pacbell.net
Sun Mar 21 08:49:00 PST 2004
Well, you know, freebsd-mobile is -not- a Windows support line.
However, I'd try going to the Toshiba website and downloading all the
drivers for your particular model of laptop and your preferred operating
system; you might also look around for a manual or some sort of document
that describes the devices which are included in the laptop.
If you're smart you'll save it all to floppy or CDROM so that you can
rebuild the system from the ground up without having to tediously
collect all of these resources together, anew, next time.
Alternatively, I have frequently found it useful to pop in a FreeBSD
boot diskette and watch the boot messages, in search of clues as to what
was inside the box - the kernel comes with a certain number of common
device drivers built in, and by watching it probe the bus you can get a
pretty good idea of not only what hardware is inside but what IRQs are
(or are not) in use, by which devices.
(Obviously, this is the guru option; if boot messages are so much
garbage to you, you'll need to find someone who can interpret this
information for you.)
Richard Childers / Senior Engineer
Daemonized Networking Services
945 Taraval Street, #105
San Francisco, CA 94116 USA
Greg Collins wrote:
>I have a Toshiba laptop 1555CDS and have just formatted the disk and reinstalled Windows 98 second edition. I make no claims to be any kind of computer expert (or rookie either for that matter), but at what I have done seems to have taken. My problem is that now I have no modem. This computer was given to me by my mother with many missing or corrupted files, which is why I did what I did. This thing has a port for a phone line so I would assume that there is a modem but I have just lost the driver. Am I wrong for this assumption, or a better question: What am I talking about and how do I fix it?? I just want to connect to the internet with it but can't get past the first few steps in this process (no modem). Please help or maybe point a direction.
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