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As I said before, I am a total newbei to linux, and I have a Fedora 10 along with WinXP Sp2. I'm trying to connect to the internet through Fedora10 using a Unik-22 ISDN USB modem. The modem is installed already. But I cannot add the internet account using the wvdial.conf. Would anybody please give me a detailed walkthrough for how to add the Username, the Password and the phone No. for through the wvdial.conf?
By the way I looked for such a thing in the Forum, but found nothing.
I followed the manual that came with the ISDN modem to check if it is detected or not, and found out that it was. But my problem now is that I cannot login as root, though my password is correct. But I can't login in the main screen as root. I could change the user in the terminal though, but it is still giving me the "Access is denied" when I try to edit the wvdial.conf file.
Sorry for the delay, been busy, and my ISP blocked emails from LQ for a few days as they thought they were spam (sorted out now), so I'm only just catching up.
But I can't login in the main screen as root.
Many distros will not allow you to log into a GUI as root.
So you need to login as yourself.
Then you need to open a terminal and then become root with su -
Then give root's password, then you are root (see how your prompt has changed?)
Now you can edit the file: nano /etc/wvdial.conf
Save changes exit to cease being root, or just leave that terminal open as a "root terminal" (be careful with it.)
Thanks for your replyTredgar,
I have another problem now, a major one.I cannot get into my Fedora at all. It sometimes does not show my account at all in the login screen, and sometimes does. But it allways reboots when I try to login. As far as I know it is not likely for linux to crash like this. I Also know that there is a way to repair the installed OS, but I don't know how. Can you help with that?
I reinstalled Ferdora Linux and redone all the configs again. Now the wvdial is making connection alright but I have more problems. First, I don't know how to dissconnect after the wvdial has made a coonection, and the ISDN modem is not responding after that which forces me to restart the whole system. Second, I cannot make connection using the Kppp GUI; it is telling me that it cannot find the /dev/usb/modem which the same device I'm using for the wvdial and it is working.
Thanks alot for your help so far> I can finally access the interent through my Fedora 10.
But now I have another obstacle, and it is not related to this issue. where from can I add another writing language and make a hotkey to change between them in Fedora? I tried hard but with no result. Can you help?
I can finally access the interent through my Fedora 10.
Now, if you posted your wvdial.conf (in CODE tags please - click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the reply window, then the # Button), it would help others with your modem.
I think you forgot to do this.
If you are going to receive free help, I think it's a good idea to try to give something back when you are able to. Some people refer to this as "Good Karma".
( Also, it doesn't hurt to click the "Thumb-up" button on a post you have found to be helpful )
But now I have another obstacle, and it is not related to this issue. where from can I add another writing language and make a hotkey to change between them in Fedora?
Unfortunately, I am not the fount of all knowledge, and it is better to start a new thread for a new subject (with an appropriate title of course).
But before you post your new thread please do a search on scim, install it, and try it out.