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Old 08-01-2003, 08:33 PM   #1
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aol on linux?


Is it possible? I heard wine may work? Also what about netzero on linux, any problems with that?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:42 PM   #2
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AOL? Wtf If it happens not to be autodetected never fear.

Load up your console and type 'netcardconfig' and hit enter, and configure it manually. It's easy

I Think you mean AIM m8. If not, don't read further.

THere is an official AIM client for linux www.aim.com but the preferred IM program that suparts oscar, TOC, yahoo, MSN, and Jabber all in one is GAIM http://gaim.sourceforge.net

CHeers.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 08:51 PM   #3
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I meant the ISP, so i can access linuxquestions.org on my linux partition without having to reboot every time I want to try something out
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:03 PM   #4
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I suggest to try a REAL isp. Good luck !
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:15 PM   #5
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I agree with brice2nice. But you might want to look into a program called pengaol.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:17 PM   #6
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Look for Pengaol.

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Damn I hate it when that happens!
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:45 PM   #7
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use pengaol, it's very easy to configure and install

but.... i've never gotten it to connect to aol through my properly configured ethernet card (i use aol cable broadband)

so basically ya, i hear your problem, i reboot at least 6 times a day because aol is too stubborn to make a proper broadband program

good luck


ps. i agree with those who say get a real isp: i am definitely losing aol by september and i don't mind using the cheap sbc yahoo (fairly good speed for only 35 bucks a month)
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:02 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies. I'll try pengaol. If that don't work i hope i can convince my mom to get rid of gayol as good as i convinced her to get it a couple years ago when i thought operating system meant Windows
 
Old 08-02-2003, 10:16 PM   #9
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Re: aol on linux?

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Also what about netzero on linux, any problems with that?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 11:25 PM   #10
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i don't know if netzero needs to have a special program running to connect to their isp like aol does

if not (meaning u just dial a number from internet explorer normally and browse the web) then u can configure that in the internet configuration wizard in redhat

o and btw, if your computer uses a "winmodem" (which can be seen in device manager under windoze) don't expect to get very much good result, definitely go for broadband or get an external modem

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Old 08-02-2003, 11:57 PM   #11
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I might give it a shot at setting up my winmodem (if i even can). Say I did get it working would it download the same speed as on windows?
 
  


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