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Old 07-15-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
stalfospk
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internet on linux


I recently got mandrake Linux 9.1, and I am enjoying it so far, but I can't figure out how to get online with it. I called up aol, because they're my isp (for now) to ask them if they could help, but they said it was impossible to get aol onto a linux system; so I asked them if I could just dial it up on linux and not use the actual AOL software, but they said that's impossible too. So I was just wondering what isp all of you people with Linux use, because this is really frustrating me.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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anything other than aol and msn will work
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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Hi Stalfoskp

A couple of things to keep in mind regards Linux and the internet
  • Use an external serial modem - not an internal PCI one - it will save you alot of headaches
  • You can use KPPP to manually set up a dial up conection to your ISP rather than using its software

I'm not syre about ISP's - what country are you in?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 12:50 PM   #4
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user any service where you have to set up the dial up service that doesnt use a GUI interface to log on to the net. That will fix it or upgrade to dsl
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:37 PM   #5
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pengaol...oops, just learned it is peng, AOL forced them to stop using AOL in the name. The link talks about 9.0, but I suspect 9.1 will work as well.

http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?sid=2462
or
http://www.peng.apinc.org/eng/

After you get it working, call them up and tell them Linux works great with AOL when using PENG. Should really shake their support groups belief that only Windows is a valid OS.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 01:45 PM   #6
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LOL! I gotta save this link for my LINUX buddies that use AOL.
 
  


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