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Old 06-16-2005, 08:28 AM   #1
jawq
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Connecting via the command line


I have just installed FC3 and am trying to familiarize myself with it. I've found that I can connect to the internet by: applications menu -- system tools -- network device control -- then clicking on activate, and then OK. Installing the 'modem lights' icon on the panel shows me that I am connected but I cannot actually connect by clicking on it. How can you connect from the command line and would this be any easier -- or maybe I should ask, would it be easy enough for a newcomer to Linux to use? Thanks for the help.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 08:47 AM   #2
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you could try getting pppconfig, then running it from the command line also setting up permissions so you can run it as a user. I think u can do it using the utility then go to the modem lights properties and set connect to pon and disconnect to poff.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 10:44 AM   #3
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Connecting via the command line

I appreciate your response but it went way over my head. I just bought the book "Linux Newbie: Linux Basics for New Users" and I also have "Fedora Linux 3 for Dummies". I'm gonna have to do some digging and see if I can determine what you said. Sorry -- hate to come across as a dummy but at my present stage of development, I can use Linux only for basic things -- installing and uninstalling, limited use of the command line, wordprocessing, connecting to the internet, using the web browser and eMail, etc.
 
  


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