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Old 08-17-2004, 01:31 AM   #1
arindam.lahiri
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Is it possible to Run Reliance RConnect on linux as non-root user


Hello Friends,

I want to use Reliance Rconnect as non-root user in Red Hat Linux but have not able to configure it till date. I have been able to use KPPP as non-root user. Is there anyway it can be done?

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Arindam
 
Old 08-17-2004, 02:18 AM   #2
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Hi Anirdam

Are you able to get Linux detect the Reliance Mobile as a generic modem using the data cable? I thought they have released M$ drivers only.

For the uninitiated, Reliance is one of the largest business houses in India. RIM (Reliance India Mobile) is their CDMA based cell network.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:25 AM   #3
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Hi there,

I had seen an entry like "rmodem" in the options file. I think it may not be a generic modem because it was not detected using kudzu. When I installed reliance, it would not let me use KPPP as it had changed "options" file in /etc/ppp and created /root/.ppprc file which has to be changed to enable you to use KPPP. But I am not able to configure Reliance to run it as non-root.

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Arindam.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:42 AM   #4
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hi there

can u please tell us wherther u have ben able to use the Rconnect modem as a root

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-17-2004, 08:17 AM   #5
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Hello Guys,

Yup I was able to connect internet as root with this command: rconnect <phone no.> <phone no.> but I didnt try it explicilty as a modem using KPPP.

Thanks and Regards,
Arindam.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 08:48 AM   #6
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hi

from the last post we get to know that u r connecting to the internet as a root
so give us the output when u connect as non root using the same method as u did in the last post

regards
gaurav
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:07 PM   #7
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rconnect

I don't understand all the questions. The first question is a valid one which I would restate. CAN you use the rconnect function from a user account? I can only use it under root (yes it works, downloadable from relianceinfo.com). Why is this and is it modifiable at all? I have had to create a script to carry out the function of logging a terminal in as root and then placing the rconnect command, which is a pain in the @$$. Hope someone has had an experience with this. Thanx for u'r time. :0).
 
Old 08-21-2004, 06:11 AM   #8
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Ignorance is not really bliss ... I thought Reliance did not ship any drivers for linux. Perhaps I should get hold of a Reliance Mobile and check out the connectivity. Hope I can provide some input here.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 01:01 AM   #9
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Hi Arindam,

I think I am at the same stage
I have used
Fedora core 3 and the new rconnect 1.0 installs like a charm.

However I still have to use root user
from any other user it gives problems for
route and pppd

Can you or anyone help with this.. I do not intend to connect to Internet with Root user that would be quite stupid for long term.

Thanks for your help in advance.

regards
Choudhary
 
Old 02-07-2005, 03:57 AM   #10
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which "rconnect 1.0 " are u talking about???

one of my fried had some problem with this

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=280859

can u explain ths more ??

regards
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:24 AM   #11
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Hi Masand,

Saw your post on your friends behalf.


1) I have used Serial cable and not USB

2) Mine is Fedora Core 3 upgraded from RHL9
(Pure FC3 also have tried that also works I have done that )

Can you please paste the error log he receives in /var/log/messages while trying to connect.
 
Old 02-08-2005, 12:37 AM   #12
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Sorry for not adressing your prime question


rconnect0.5 was the one that was earlier avaible
A newer version rconnect 1.0 is available here
http://www.relianceinfo.com/Infocomm..._dc_linux.html

These folks changed the link it seems .. and they can do it again . best way is

1) Go to relianceinfo.com
2) click Rconnect left
3) Between RConnect and Rconnect card there is an entry for RIM data Cables SElect that
4) Choose Linux as O/s

the OS they say is for LInux 8
I have tried with Linux 9 as well as FC 3 with both it is working

Just one hitch .. I have to use root user to connect to internet.... (Stupid choice at that )

thats where I want you folks help

It is giving me error for using pppd and route command. Any inputs ?
 
Old 02-08-2005, 03:10 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by suchoudh
Sorry for not adressing your prime question


rconnect0.5 was the one that was earlier avaible
A newer version rconnect 1.0 is available here
http://www.relianceinfo.com/Infocomm..._dc_linux.html

These folks changed the link it seems .. and they can do it again . best way is

1) Go to relianceinfo.com
2) click Rconnect left
3) Between RConnect and Rconnect card there is an entry for RIM data Cables SElect that
4) Choose Linux as O/s

the OS they say is for LInux 8
I have tried with Linux 9 as well as FC 3 with both it is working

Just one hitch .. I have to use root user to connect to internet.... (Stupid choice at that )

thats where I want you folks help

It is giving me error for using pppd and route command. Any inputs ?
hi there

i will notify my friend about this post and i am sure he will be gratefull for that

and the problem that u r talking about

how about changing the permissions of pppd and route using chmod

also
i had a look at your webpage and i think this page may be for interest for u Sir

www.linux-iips.tk

regards
 
Old 02-08-2005, 08:44 PM   #14
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ok here is the solution to log in as as non root user...
masasnd had referred me to this string as i am using USB reliance and i am unable to put it through on FC-3

when u use rconnect1.0...do not connect your phone but say yes to the option when it asks if your phone is connected...when it asks you to connect the phone on net..just say yes..

it will print an error that /dev/xyzzzzz not contacted
that is your port where your phone is supposed to be connected

go2 internet connection wizard and make an internet connection..probably u might have to physically type in the port

now login as a root user and open network window...

just activate the link
 
Old 02-09-2005, 04:40 AM   #15
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or maybe u can make a symlink from /dev/modem to ur actual device and use the modem device as /dev/modem with any tool(wvdial, kppp etc etc) to connect

regards
 
  


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