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Old 12-13-2002, 05:44 PM   #46
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LOL gotta succeed after that /in/the/sh1t/again/mgmt.o

Thanks will post back
 
Old 12-14-2002, 07:01 AM   #47
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noipdefault
pty "/usr/bin/pppoa3 -vpi 0 -vci 38"
sync
kdebug 1
noaccomp
nopcomp
noccp
novj
holdoff 4
maxfail 25
persist
usepeerdns
defaultroute
user "isp user log in here"

Above is what my /etc/ppp/peers/adsl file looks like except you have to put your own log in under user ( and yes leave the quotes)

It may be of some help.

regards

John
 
Old 12-14-2002, 07:12 AM   #48
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Thanks John,

i have just tried everything as per the post in the mandrake forum. Darned if if nearly didn't work.

Edited all the files as per instructions, then ran the :

modem_run -m -f /usr/share/speedtouch/mgmt.o command and watched with mounting excitement as my modem went through a series of lights etc and then the famous two green ones. Dropped back to the #prompt, (bouncing on my chair by now) and typed:
pppd call adsl

sadness prevailed: Got back " unrecognised '-m'

Tried a reboot, and found i was unable to get back into linux.

I thought i had made it but alas something is still eluding me. Thanks for the above will check it out exactly when i can boot back into mandy.

Many thanks.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 10:11 AM   #49
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confused ???????

You have now got me

As far as I can sus out, under mandrake 8.1, the adsl/speedtouch net facility worked much as it does under 9.0

When mandrake 8.2 was released, the facility didn't work and you had to go through an involved rigmarole that involved much pissing about with modifying files, writing small scripts etc.

Now under mandrake 9.0, you should be able to follow the instructions for setting up your connection in the control centre with the connection wizard, when it tells you that you need the microcode, follow my instructions as per previous posts, then check that you have the two files in the /usr/share/speedtouch directory, if so, and provided you selected the start connection at boot option, just reboot.

during the boot sequence you should then see some startup dialogue that says "checking for internet connections to start at boot" (you get the progress indicator at the bottom but the initialisation of the modem takes about 20 or so seconds - apparently, I haven't timed it), and when it's got the connection you see "OK" in green (probably green but ??? it should still say ok). Once youre logged in to KDE or gnome (I use KDE as that seems to be the default offering from mandrake) use the menu to go to the "what do you want to do" and find www and select whichever browser - mozilla is a good place to start - and you should be able to surf. As far as I can find out, all the protocols are the same and freeserve should be no exception - just type it into the search box.


All that modem_run -m -f /usr/share/speedtouch/mgmt.o and pppd call adsl was what you had to use to get things working under mandrake 8.2 - presuming that you are trying 9.0 not 8.2, you should be able to get it fired up with the MCC and not have to use command line.

regards

John
 
Old 12-15-2002, 10:49 AM   #50
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Thanks John,

Indeed i am using Mandy 9.0. but for some odd reason i got that error. I see from the post that you do not have -m -f in the /etc/ppp/peers/adsl. I did. Maybe thats the problem. Something went to the wall here as its impossible to boot back into linux even with the boot disk.

New install will be done today, and again i shall do the mgmt.o etc etc etc. But this time will leave out the -m and the -f and see if that makes a difference.

Thanks for hanging in there with me, very much appreciated.

Like your post in the Mandy forums, your connection worked without you figuring out why. Such is the adsl modem and linux

Soooooo close but as they say so far . But i am a stubborn a$$

Again thanks
 
Old 12-16-2002, 04:07 AM   #51
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EUREKKKKKKKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

Success, i am typing this using Linux, Mandy 9.0. Darn if i ain't happy. Had to re-install, and followed very slowly the instructions i have received here and it bloody works.

I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone and to you BIGJOHN. Man gives you and odd feeling when it works. lol
Now the learning mountain as bigjohn puts it, begins.

Again many thanks, sure i shall be back with 101 further questions.
 
Old 12-17-2002, 10:21 AM   #52
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Well done

i was beginning to wonder what I could have told you that was a pile of s**t, because, when it came to "getting the microcode", I only had to ask how to download, unpack and copy it to the correct directory - admittedly, I had, as previously explained, had to go through the rigmarole of setting my speedtouch up to run under 8.2 - now that was a mega stressful experience - but it must have been easy, because i managed to do it first time and to be honest, you could write my entire linux knowledge on the back of an exceptionally small postage stamp.

Still, well done, pat on the back, doubles all round, etc etc.

Just don't forget, if you get into this linux lark, the boot could easily be on the other foot and it'll be me asking the questions

regards

John
 
Old 12-17-2002, 11:02 AM   #53
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Many thanks bigjohn

I may have something of interest for you bigjohn or any others.

I decided not to use the internet connection at boot. So i had to find a way to disconnect from the internet and of course reconnect when i wanted to.

To connect as you know "pppd call adsl" works just fine and the command to disconnect that works for me is "pkill pppd"

Hope that is of some interest.

Thanks again.
 
  


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