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Old 10-22-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
digitalmojo17
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slackware, vector linux pppoe connection question


i have been investigating linux, as i am sick of windows - for reasons that range from the technical to the philosophical - and have looked at a few distributions:


fedora core 2 & 3
ubuntu 5 & 5.1
mandrake 10.1
libranet
slackware 10.1
red hat 3
turbo
vector

i use a pppoe (alternately called adsl or xdsl) connection for the internet and was impressed immediately at how much faster and easier linux connects than windows 2000, where i am required to install an access manager in order to generate the pppoe drivers (i have an older model of modem). this was true of everything except slackware and vector linux. i can't figure out how to create a pppoe connection in either of these os's.

can anybody tell me what i'm missing?

a point in the right direction would be most gratefully appreciated. thanks.

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Old 10-23-2005, 03:46 AM   #2
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I can speak from Slackware 10.1 or 10.2

First do you have the necessary packages installed? Namely rp-pppoe.

It comes standard with Slackware 10.1 and 10,2

If you are using Slackware 10.1,

the commands are
Code:
adsl-setup
Answer all the questions post to you with the correct information

then to start and stop the adsl connection use the following command respectively
Code:
adsl-start
adsl-stop
For Slackware 10.2, the command is pppoe instead of adsl, ie. pppoe-setup, pppoe-start, pppoe-stop

You don't have to configure the NIC network properties.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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very cool - that was simple enough. thanks so much.

adsl-setup
adsl-start
adsl-stop

are also the corresponding commands for vector linux 5, as well.

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Old 10-24-2005, 12:33 AM   #4
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I don't know about vector linux,
if rp-pppoe package is installed, it should be the same
rp stand for rolling penguin

In addition to what you are doing:

You might want to read this post : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...98#post1880598

It tackles starting and stopping adsl connection as normal user instead of root.

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