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Old 01-02-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Setup internet connection


Hi, i just installed Red at linux 7.2 and just wondering how to setup my ADSL connection to internet. I have network card installed and not sure whether i have correctly setup it. Pls advise. Thanks

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Old 01-02-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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Posting the type of card and model number you have always helps??
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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Hi, its a realtek RTL 8029(AS) ethernet card.

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Posting the type of card and model number you have always helps??
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:25 AM   #4
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Hi, i've tested my network card and its working. I tried to ping itself now it works after i restart the NFS services. But problem now is hw to setup to internet using ADSL ? i have a CD installer to the ADSL modem , should i use it or they are bundled in linux ?

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Posting the type of card and model number you have always helps??
 
Old 01-05-2005, 09:17 AM   #5
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Try using this little program, is pretty easy and neat, you'll have you adsl running in a couple of minutes :
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/pengui...e_rp-pppoe.php
 
Old 01-05-2005, 11:09 AM   #6
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Hi, does linux have its own native adsl connection software ?

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Try using this little program, is pretty easy and neat, you'll have you adsl running in a couple of minutes :
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/pengui...e_rp-pppoe.php
 
Old 01-05-2005, 11:13 AM   #7
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Hi , on more thing i have noticed almost all file downloaded for linux end with .gz ? what does it means ? also how to run it ? i just installed linux few days ago. Thanks

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Hi, does linux have its own native adsl connection software ?

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Old 01-05-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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.gz just means it is compressed using gunzip, a compression program very similar to WinZip.
You need to extract the gzipped file first, so that you can acces the files inside it.
Once you've done this, either using graphics tools (in kde, for example, you just need to righ click the file and select Action: Extract here) or in console mode (cd to the files directory and do gzip -d filename (gzip --help can be very useful too ).
You'll probably find a .txt file explaining how to install the prog. usually, it's something like this:
./configure **To make previous configs before compiling**
and then:
make **Compiles the file**
make install **Installs the compiled file**

But you'd better refer to the files readme or install file.

Last edited by kopikat; 01-05-2005 at 02:50 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 04:25 AM   #9
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Hi, which file do i have to extract in linux ? I'm using gnome interface. Any tools for that ?

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Originally posted by kopikat
.gz just means it is compressed using gunzip, a compression program very similar to WinZip.
You need to extract the gzipped file first, so that you can acces the files inside it.
Once you've done this, either using graphics tools (in kde, for example, you just need to righ click the file and select Action: Extract here) or in console mode (cd to the files directory and do gzip -d filename (gzip --help can be very useful too ).
You'll probably find a .txt file explaining how to install the prog. usually, it's something like this:
./configure **To make previous configs before compiling**
and then:
make **Compiles the file**
make install **Installs the compiled file**

But you'd better refer to the files readme or install file.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 12:09 PM   #10
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First off, you are using a VERY old verson of Redhat, I would suggest going with something a little more new to help with your hardware detection issues.

Secondly, in order to deal with .gz and .tar.gz files you may want to go to a terminal window and type "man gzip" and "man tar." Read through those manuals and you will find it much easier to work in the linux world.

To help you with your current dilema, you will best be served by using the following command at a terminal windows in the same directory as where you downloaded the file:

tar -zxvf rp-pppoe-3.5.tar.gz

What this command does is use the "tar" utility, a program that sticks a bunch of files together into one big lump, to uncompress and unstick all the files. The "z" says to use the gzip utility to uncompress it first. The "x" is to extract the files from the .tar file. The "v" is to be verbose, think wordy, with the output of the command... this is nice if you have any errors. Lastly, the "f" says to keep the file structure... For example, if you stuck 5 directories together with all the subfolders the "f" will keep the folders and subfolders in the correct location.

You may also run into a .tar.bz2 file. The command for this is:

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2

I hope you find this helpful; however, I hope you do not stop learing by what I have given here. These utilities are VERY handy and you will serve yourself well to learn more about them.

Cheers!

MrKnisely
 
Old 01-08-2005, 12:59 PM   #11
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Hi, thanks for your help. Have you done this process before ? i have extract the .gz file using gzip and it appear one .tar file, the .tar file i use winzip to extract it and a list of files. After that i copy those file to a folder under linux (from windows) and try to follow the readme instruction. But nothing works. Can it be done this way or must extract under linux using tar ?

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Originally posted by charon79m
First off, you are using a VERY old verson of Redhat, I would suggest going with something a little more new to help with your hardware detection issues.

Secondly, in order to deal with .gz and .tar.gz files you may want to go to a terminal window and type "man gzip" and "man tar." Read through those manuals and you will find it much easier to work in the linux world.

To help you with your current dilema, you will best be served by using the following command at a terminal windows in the same directory as where you downloaded the file:

tar -zxvf rp-pppoe-3.5.tar.gz

What this command does is use the "tar" utility, a program that sticks a bunch of files together into one big lump, to uncompress and unstick all the files. The "z" says to use the gzip utility to uncompress it first. The "x" is to extract the files from the .tar file. The "v" is to be verbose, think wordy, with the output of the command... this is nice if you have any errors. Lastly, the "f" says to keep the file structure... For example, if you stuck 5 directories together with all the subfolders the "f" will keep the folders and subfolders in the correct location.

You may also run into a .tar.bz2 file. The command for this is:

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2

I hope you find this helpful; however, I hope you do not stop learing by what I have given here. These utilities are VERY handy and you will serve yourself well to learn more about them.

Cheers!

MrKnisely
 
Old 01-08-2005, 03:14 PM   #12
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I have a PPPoE connection in linux; however, I had an external DSL bridge provided to me by my ISP. I did not need any external program or driver to that connection.

Sorry.

I still think that your hadrware driver issues are MUCH more likely to be resolved with a newer verion of Redhat/Fedora and/or Linux Kernel.

Cheers!

MrKnisely
 
Old 01-08-2005, 04:24 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by DanielTan
Hi, thanks for your help. Have you done this process before ? i have extract the .gz file using gzip and it appear one .tar file, the .tar file i use winzip to extract it and a list of files. After that i copy those file to a folder under linux (from windows) and try to follow the readme instruction. But nothing works. Can it be done this way or must extract under linux using tar ?
I presume you are doing this because you don't have an Internet connection under Redhat.
Suggestions;
- get a newer RH - that is *very* old, as has been mentioned
- share a partition between RH and Windows; FAT is probably best in your case
- download to that shared partition (from Windows) and leave it tar'ed
- fire up Linux and do the expanding from there

Basically, use the right tool for the job.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:19 PM   #14
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If u wish to use red hat why not upgrade to rh9 or even fedora,,,, although I am personally happy with rh9....which type of adsl modem are u using....and sometimes pppOe/pppOa depend on your location so u could try adding location to your profile to help determine which connection u r using :-) and tar.gz files canbe easily opened in a linux environment,,,although there are `google` finds that will give u programs to open them.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:11 PM   #15
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Hi charon, after running the command you provided, it did extract a list of files. But i didn't see any files like filename.tar.bz2 . However, i try to execute the ./go or ./go-gui file as mentioned in the readme, the error appeared. Below is the error message

running ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for gcc .... no
checking for cc .......no
configure : error : no acceptable cc found in $path
Oops: It looks like ./configure failed

Regards
Daniel


Quote:
Originally posted by charon79m
First off, you are using a VERY old verson of Redhat, I would suggest going with something a little more new to help with your hardware detection issues.

Secondly, in order to deal with .gz and .tar.gz files you may want to go to a terminal window and type "man gzip" and "man tar." Read through those manuals and you will find it much easier to work in the linux world.

To help you with your current dilema, you will best be served by using the following command at a terminal windows in the same directory as where you downloaded the file:

tar -zxvf rp-pppoe-3.5.tar.gz

What this command does is use the "tar" utility, a program that sticks a bunch of files together into one big lump, to uncompress and unstick all the files. The "z" says to use the gzip utility to uncompress it first. The "x" is to extract the files from the .tar file. The "v" is to be verbose, think wordy, with the output of the command... this is nice if you have any errors. Lastly, the "f" says to keep the file structure... For example, if you stuck 5 directories together with all the subfolders the "f" will keep the folders and subfolders in the correct location.

You may also run into a .tar.bz2 file. The command for this is:

tar -jxvf filename.tar.bz2

I hope you find this helpful; however, I hope you do not stop learing by what I have given here. These utilities are VERY handy and you will serve yourself well to learn more about them.

Cheers!

MrKnisely
 
  


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