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Old 03-02-2005, 09:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy http connections not working in text mode


I'm a newbie to linux and am just playing around to learn it. I setup a dated PC with Fedora Core running only the text mode version of Linux. I'm trying to get seti@home running, just as something to play with. So far I've got the program downloaded (ftp) and can get it startup, but it won't connect to their server to download a work unit. I think this has something to do with the http connection, because I can ping the web address. I've also set up a telnet connection and done a get /http/1.0 with nothing returned. Is there some service that I need to turn on to get http working? I'm sure this is something simple, but I have 0 clue where to look any help will be greatly appreciated.

Greg Allen
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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can you access pages using lynx?
Lynx is a text based webbrowser

try something like

Code:
#lynx www.google.co.uk
and see if you reach it.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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I get:

-bash: lynx: command not found.

Did I screw up on the install an miss a chunk of the O/S? Do you have a ftp link to download and install? (BTW: ftp works fine)

Thank you,

Greg Allen
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:15 PM   #4
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I cant offer you a ftp location but a http - yep I know

try these commands:
Code:
su -
cd /tmp
wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu....5-18.i386.rpm
rpm -i lynx-2.8.5-28.i386.rpm
this should download the lynx package to /tmp and install it
after wards you can try

it might also be possible that oyu got lynx on the install CDs

nowa days it is not a core package anymore that could be the reason for not being installed
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
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You are right! I went back and looked at the install of Linux on this machine and under the F2 on text browers lynx is a default unchecked default option. Reinstalling (only takes 1/2 hour) right now let you know where I get, thanks for the help. Learning is great, but starting sucks.

GJA
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:24 PM   #6
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you dont need to reinstall the entire shebang

just grab the rmp from the F2 disk and install it on your F3 system

or use the package manager

sorry my fedora knowledge is limited as I used RH 7.3 last and after some SuSe now am a Debian user

(which is nice)
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:04 AM   #7
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Talking

Thanks! Got it working, guess some other parts of Linux install with Lynx.

GJA
 
Old 03-03-2005, 12:11 AM   #8
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Glad to hear it
actually no other parts should install with lynx but who cares if it is working

enjoy your linux

some nice tools to look into are

-lynx &
-wget
 
  


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