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Old 12-22-2003, 11:04 PM   #16
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If you need to find your password or username before you can continue then search these forums, If you dont find the answer then start a new thread to try to get help with that particular problem.
Come back to this thread when you are ready to start back to getting your internet to work

Good luck
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:06 PM   #17
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Gui is more like saying "desktop" but not quite
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:11 PM   #18
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The roaring penguin pppoe client rpm is like 80k, the gui part is 60k, the source is only 180k, just use a floppy disk. There should be no need to release the ip manually, because it gets released when windows shutsdown(properly). If you forgot your username/password you can login as root then change your password or look up your username, but that of course requires you to have your root password. If the root password is lost as well there's several things you can try: First you can try the single user mode, but I think in some distros root password is still required, you can try the rescue mode provided by most distro CDs, or you can boot another distro(eg CD based like Knoppix), mount your root partiton then reset the password, this is pretty much what you'll be doing in the rescue mode though, lastly you can do the unrecommended windows way: reinstall.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:17 PM   #19
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Thanks Demonbane,
I just didnt want to see a newbie like me having to recompile a kernel.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 11:34 PM   #20
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I downloaded the roaring penguin pppoe and copied it onto a disk, how to I go on when I am back in linux?
 
Old 12-23-2003, 12:30 AM   #21
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First you'll need to mount the floppy disk, i think by default the mount point in redhat is /mnt/floppy
So insert the disk, open up a terminal and type "mount /mnt/floppy"
after that cd into the /mnt/floppy directory
then you can do
rpm -ivh blahblah.rpm
to install rpms
'i' tells the rpm command that you want to install a RPM
'v' is for verbose, which basically means it'll give you more information when something happens
'h' is for the hash, you get see a nice little progress bar for the installation
note that you need to do the above as root, so make sure you 'su' beforehand
After the roaring penguin packages are installed invoke "/usr/sbin/adsl-setup"
or "/usr/bin/tkpppoe" if you've installed the GUI package. To be honest with you I havent used rp before so can't help you at this point, but if you're having problems try reading this page:
http://www.roaringpenguin.com/produc...to-connect.txt

The .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 files you download from the net are usually source code files, which means you'll need a C compiler in order to build them, I believe majority of people use GCC (GNU C Compiler). It should be available in your redhat CD, under development tools if you use the add/remove software applet.
In most case in order to install software from the source you first extract it with tar command, for .tar.gz use:
tar xvzf file.tar.gz

for tar.bz2 use:
tar xvjf file.tar.bz2

Then it should create a directory, not always but usually same as the filename, with the files inside.
I'm not exactly sure why there are 2 compression methods around and both of them still commonly used, but I tend to think that gzip has faster preformance while bzip2 has better compression rate, though with the power of modern machines you won't see much difference in speed in most cases. The reason why tar is also required is that bzip2 or gzip, unlike winzip/pkzip, is not capable of compressing multi files and put them in one big .zip file. Tar basically glues the files together and put them in one single .tar file, bzip2 of gzip can then do their job and compress the .tar file.

Then in order to compile the software you first cd into the directory, in most cases you then do:

./configure

Which sets up parameters(like where the program will be installed, which features to enable etc), checks dependencies, occasionaly does some fancy tricks depending on the software(lol) and generates the Makefile, I usually do a ./configure --help first to see which features can be enabled/disabled etc. If there isn't a configure script read the documentation, usually it will contain instructions on how to compile the software.
then after ./configure completes, type:

make

Which does the actual compiling.
Lastly

make install

Which will copy the compiled binaries to where they should be installed. Usually you can do "make uninstall" to uninstall the software but this is not always the case, it is dependant on the author, as a rule of thumb always read the documentation first when you're unsure of something.
 
  


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