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Old 11-01-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
RodWC
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NetZero in Debian


Hi everyone (again), I have Netzero and am having trouble getting it working. I installed "jamvm" package, which got the program to actually run, but all I get is the login/setup screen and can't go anywhere from there. I have a feeling I installed the wrong Java package. Is there a specific one I should have used?

Also, is there a way to download the package(s) in Windows, put them on my server, then reboot into Debian to install them (as I obviously don't have internet access on my dual-boot system yet)?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 04:46 PM   #2
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get java from blackdown.org, java.sun.com or from ibm.com.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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okay, I removed jamvm, and went to java.sun.com and downloaded the Linux bin file (not the rpm. renamed to .sh so it would run without the warnings), and it seemed to install okay. But now Netzero doesn't even open to the setup screen. Did I do something wrong? I don't have DSL, so I hope I don't have to download again, but I will if I have to.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 08:12 AM   #4
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Do you know how to install java? You have to add java in your PATH. See the search function of the forum as it has been explained many times. You are few steps away no need to download or reinstall anything.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
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Netzero solution for all Linux Versions

NetZero Dial-up solution for all Linux Versions ( post #1)

This information is about three-four years old. I had my netzero account since 99. Therefore, It might work with new accounts. I have tried this method and it worked for me on a Mepis and Knoppix yesterday on 11/4/05. For the High Speed account, DL a web accelerater for linux. Please let me know if this work on other linux versions as I stated naively.



Netzero

(originally for Dreamcast dial-up)
Start by going to their website, netzero.com, and sign-up. Make sure that when you're asked to make a password, all letters are in lower case (it can contain numbers though) and is as short as possible. This is a seven step process with the last being the software download. You do not need to download the software if you only plan on using this over your Dreamcast. Make sure to look up your local access numbers while at their site. The following is what you need to get it to work on Dreamcast. This one can be kind of tricky.

Login: 0:3.1.2:username@netzero.net (recommended)
Password: See Below...

If the above login does not work try one of the following:

Login: 9:3.0:username@netzero.net
Login: 0:3.1.2:username@netzero.net
Login: 0:3.0.4:username@netzero.net
Login: DubB5:3.0.4:username@netzero.net

Do the following to make your Netzero login password (thanks to Dreamcast NetCenter for this information)...


Use the table below to convert you password. If your password is nbrid, then converted it would become {a].b as your password. This was done by finding 'n' in the table, and looking in the first column to the right of it, since it's the first letter in the password, to find '{'. The same goes for 'b' which became the 'a' found in the second column to the right of b in the table, since 'b' is the second letter in our password. And so on. Please note that case is important here.
Then take this converted password and add a zero (0) to the beginning of it, and a one (1) to the end. So our example becomes 0{a].b1 which we use for our login password.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
a a b c d e f g h i j k l m n
b ? a b c d e f g h i j k l m
c > ? a b c d e f g h i j k l
d < > ? a b c d e f g h i j k
e / < > ? a b c d e f g h i j
f . / < > ? a b c d e f g h i
g , . / < > ? a b c d e f g h
h " , . / < > ? a b c d e f g
i : " , . / < > ? a b c d e f
j ' : " , . / < > ? a b c d e
k ; ' : " , . / < > ? a b c d
l | ; ' : " , . / < > ? a b c
m } | ; ' : " , . / < > ? a b
n { } | ; ' : " , . / < > ? a
o \ { } | ; ' : " , . / < > ?
p ] \ { } | ; ' : " , . / < >
q [ ] \ { } | ; ' : " , . / <
r + [ ] \ { } | ; ' : " , . /
s _ + [ ] \ { } | ; ' : " , .
t ) _ + [ ] \ { } | ; ' : " ,
u ( ) _ + [ ] \ { } | ; ' : "
v * ( ) _ + [ ] \ { } | ; ' :
w & * ( ) _ + [ ] \ { } | ; '
x ^ & * ( ) _ + [ ] \ { } | ;
y % ^ & * ( ) _ + [ ] \ { } |
z $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + [ ] \ { }
0 Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3
1 P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2
2 O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1
3 N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0
4 M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
5 L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y
6 K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X
7 J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W
8 I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
9 H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U


Example
account=" myusername "
user: 0:3.1.2:myusername@netzero.net

Password: abcdef
Decrypted: 0aaaaa1

Password: sargeant17
Decrypted: 0_b]<af"}XS1

Password: linux
Decrypted: 0|"|+)1


insert 0
l 1st letter, 1st col = |
i 2nd letter, 2nd col = "
n 3rd letter, 3rd col =|
u 4th letter, 4th col= +
x 5th letter, 5th col= )
insert 1


Try in windows first

Linux instructions
Find a telephone number which will work in your area. using DUN (dial up networking) disable logon to network, netbeui and ipx/spx.

Use KPPP dial-up tool.

Reference:
nbrid website

google it
 
Old 11-05-2005, 06:55 PM   #6
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okay, I added this to my /etc/profile:

PATH="$PATH:/opt/jre1.5.0_05:/opt/jre1.5.0_05/bin"

As you can see, I installed the java in the /opt directory. But apparently I'm still doing something wrong because even after a reboot I get no response from the Netzero program.

Sorry for being a moron, hope you have patience with me (and I hope that's not too much of a newbie cliche)!
 
Old 11-05-2005, 09:05 PM   #7
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Okay, so I've been doing a little research, and found that "99% of PCI modems are Winmodems" which won't work in Linux, so I'm thinking this Netzero business is getting ahead of myself a little bit.

So . . . since I have an internal PCI modem (which means there is a "99%" chance that it won't work at all, ever), I seem to be very stuck. Grr. I really don't want to fiddle with yet another device and more cables and wires on my desk, especially since it is something that may soon become obsolete if we get high speed internet.

I may simply have to share a connection with another computer, although that presents me with some issues as well (IP address and gateway changes). But I suppose, if that's the only option, I could do it that way until DSL becomes available in this area.

BTW, I did figure out how to get around the NetZero spyware . . . I mean software, by encrypting my code as it says on that chart. If I could get my modem working now, I'd be all set. But the chances of that don't look too good now.

Bummer.
 
  


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