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Old 07-18-2006, 01:36 AM   #1
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Dial Up Help


HELLO EVERY ONE-Thank you for helping in the past- I got my PC up with LINUX- now I need to go online and I only have dial up. I tried to install AOL but got confused with it. I have a v.92/56Kbps card in this thing. What now? Will AOL go on this?
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:50 AM   #2
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dont know what distribution your using but, look around your GUI for network connection tools. specifically 'ppp', try typing 'ppp' at a console and hit 'tab' to see what commands start with ppp. if none, then try again as root.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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OK? what you just said is all FRENCH to me----tell me in a simple way.
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Old 07-18-2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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look around your menu (probably bottom left for KDE or top left GNOME) for network tools. youll want something that starts with 'ppp' probably, as thats how dial up connections work.

please search google.com/linux or other places for this. what linux distribution are you using?
 
Old 07-18-2006, 02:23 PM   #5
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No AOL

No, the AOL software will not install. IMHO, that's a good thing. ppp stands for "Point-to-Point Protocol". This is how your computer will talk to the rest of the world using a modem. Though I don't know about AOL, you can probably set this up to connect to their network, login, and do your thing.

My sincere condolences on having to use a dial-up connection.

You can look under System=>Networking. This should list two adapters. Your network card and your modem. Not having actually used a modem in years, I'm a bit out of practice - but you should be able to configure your ppp connection there.

Update your profile to show which distro you're using. This will probably save you some time getting answers.

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Old 07-18-2006, 05:25 PM   #6
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First of all, you need drivers if the modem is a software (win)modem. If you don't know if your modem is a winmodem, look at it. Does it have all kinds of chips on the board, or just 1 or 2. 1 or 2 chips means winmodem. These are software driven modems. If you don't have the drivers already, and you can't get on the internet, you're pretty much screwed. What I use for linux is an external modem. Linux is made for external modems. You can pick up US Robotics external modems all day long on http://www.eBay.com. Make sure you get one with a 25 and 9 pin cable. That's 25 pins on one end, and nine pins on the other.

Linux isn't very fun with dialup, but if you need to use it with dialup, there is a scrip called /etc/init.d/pppd (man pppd from a terminal). If you don't know what a terminal is, CTRL+ALT+F1 will give you a terminal. CTRL+ALT+F7 will get you back where you came from.

If would choose not using a computer anymore before I chose AOL. AOL is a spyware trojan that keeps track of everything you do, whether on the internet of off. You may not care, but there is a lot people can figure out about you by what you do on your computer. Plus, even though AOL won't take your personally identifying info off you computer, they can get your IP, go to your isp's list of users, and see your name, address, phone number, and sell your info to people, who call you, mail you, spam you, and keep track of what scares you.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 11:01 PM   #7
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Thank you all I have the drivers for this. but how do I get the cd to run? All it does is show me whats on it but I cant get it to load.Same with my motherboard disc too.
THANK YOU ALL
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:41 AM   #8
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i have fedora on my machine as well as windows xp. but fedora does not have the driver for my sound card which works well on windows . what is to be done ?
another novice
 
Old 07-19-2006, 12:29 PM   #9
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for both of you we'd need some info.

post 'lsmod', 'lspci', 'ifconfig -a', 'uname -a'.

also, TRY and look around your GUI for network or PPP* tools!
 
Old 07-19-2006, 06:20 PM   #10
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First

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Originally Posted by revathi
i have fedora on my machine as well as windows xp. but fedora does not have the driver for my sound card which works well on windows . what is to be done ?
another novice
It is best not to hijack a thread. There have got to be countless threads in this forum addressing how to get sound working in Fedora. Google for it and search this site, I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for. Here's a hint, you might try looking for alsa - Posting And You

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Old 07-19-2006, 06:23 PM   #11
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Wrong Drivers

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Originally Posted by TWOSPEED
Thank you all I have the drivers for this. but how do I get the cd to run? All it does is show me whats on it but I cant get it to load.Same with my motherboard disc too.
THANK YOU ALL
TWOSPEED
Sound like you have Windows drivers. They are not suitable for your purpose. Get the exact make and model of your modem (you may have to remove it to do this if lsmod or lspci don't return any useful information) and search from there.
 
  


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