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Old 05-16-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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Installing and running NetZero on Kubuntu 9.04


I've just installed my copy of Kubuntu, and need to connect to NetZero for internet access. Could some kind person please provide a step-by-step guide for installing NetZero on Kubuntu? I've already downloaded the lindows version of NetZero, but it will not run.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
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I just checked the NetZero web site. They don't want to let nonmembers see too much information. However, NetZero should be like any other dial up ISP.

You won't be able to run their stupid software on Linux but you shouldn't need it anyway. If you have the following information then you should be able to connect to NetZero and log in.
- user account name
- password
- phone number to connect to NetZero dial up service
- modem
- telephone line to connect to the modem

If you have that then you need to install KPPP. This is a bit of a Catch 22 since KPPP probably doesn't come on the installation CD and you need an Internet connection to install software from the Kubuntu repository.

If you have KPPP then you can configure it to connect to NetZero and log on.

Let us know if you have gotten this far before I spend a half hour typing more instructions.

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Old 05-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #3
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I've downloaded KPPP and tried to install it, but when I do, this error comes up:

Dependency is not satisfiable libqt4-gui
 
Old 05-16-2009, 08:03 PM   #4
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The error message means that you have to install libqt4-gui somehow. Normally this is done by the package manager. When you tell the package manager to install some software it will find all of the software that is required to run the thing that you want to install. When you download things individually you are going to have to perform the dependency check yourself.

Did you see if KPPP comes on the installation CD? If it does then the packages it depends on are probably also there. Try using the Adept Package Manager to install KPPP from the CD.
 
Old 05-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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I was able to manually download and install it, and did the same for the libqt4-gui, which now lets me try to run KPPP, but when I start it, I receive this error:

/etc/resolv.conf is missing or can not be read

I'll try looking on the CD, see if that helps.


--I've tried looking on the CD, but I apologize that I couldn't figure out how to check it for packages.

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:36 PM   #6
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You use the adept package manager to see what software is on the CD. Start Adept and put in your password. Adept will create a window with a list of all of the software available. Since it has not connected to the Internet it should only show what is on the CD.

Near the top of the Adept window is a box where you can type in a search parameter. When you do this the list of all software will become shorter and the list will only show what matched your search parameter.

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Old 05-17-2009, 03:22 PM   #7
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Adept doesn't seem to come with version 9.04, I downloaded an adept package and installed it, but it doesn't find KPPP on the CD.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 04:44 PM   #8
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You must be using a machine that has Internet access to use this forum. Is there any way that you can bring your machine to some place that has Internet access?

Otherwise you are going to have to use wvdial. This is a ppp setup program that has been around for a long time. I used to use it myself in my dial-up days.

See if you have wvdial.
Code:
which wvdial
It was installed by my default Kubuntu installation so you probably have it. You can get an idea of how to use it by using the man pages for wvdial and wvdial.conf.
Code:
man wvdial
man wvdial.conf
It will tell you that you can put your ISP's phone number along with your user account name and password into the file /etc/wvdial.conf, then run wvdial. Give it a try.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #9
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for netzero you have to install java-sun runtime, download netzero.deb from netzero and install, which will install the folder nzclient into /opt. AT a root prompt cd to /opt/nzclient and and execute runclient.sh here is a link on how to get netzero up and running.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...etzero-628659/

The default dialers, (ppp,kpp,wavedial), won't work with netzero.

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Old 05-17-2009, 07:03 PM   #10
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I've tried wvdial, and it says that an connection has been established, but I cannot surf the web.

Looking at the NetZero how-to, not sure how to do this step:
4. make a link between the port where your modem is physically located and /dev/modem in the rc.local file
 
Old 05-17-2009, 07:47 PM   #11
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rc.local file is located in /etc or a sub folder of /etc.
open the file with a text editor as root insert the following:
ln -sf /dev/<device name of your modem> /dev/modem
and save. As in my case my modem is /dev/ttyS0 and my rc.local file is located in /etc/rc.d So I inserted
ln -sf /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem
the default dialers will connect with netzero, but that is as far as you will get most of the time. If your lucky you will get to the download page, but usually not

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:39 PM   #12
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Okay, I edited the rc.local file, and am trying to figure out all the files I need to download to get java installed, so thanks for the help thus far, let ya know when I get java fully installed.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 07:41 AM   #13
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the easiest way is download jre-6u7-linux-i586.bin from sun-java and in a root terminal copy to /usr and do the commands according to the howto.

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:33 PM   #14
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alright, got java installed, but when I run /opt/nzclient/runclient.sh it keeps reinstalling java, it doesn't try to run netzero at all
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:26 PM   #15
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at command line #java -version
if you get command not found then java isn't installed correctly
at a root prompt do this:
#cd /opt/nzclient
#./runclient.sh
if you get some sort of java message then java is not set up right.
all you should get is "DM set to off" and the netzero logon window pop up. find out where the folder jre1.6.0_12 is located and make a link:
ln -sf /??/jre1.6.0_12/bin/java /usr/bin/java
at a root prompt.

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