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Old 06-08-2003, 05:14 AM   #31
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gah!... ok....

try this link


http://sdb.suse.de/sdb/en/html/cmodem8.html



Also some info you might find handy... it makes no difference to your Linux box if you have dsl or cable... it's all tcp/ip on an RJ45 connector. (the wide plug or Ethernet cable is called a RJ45 connection where your common home phone plug is a RJ11 connection.)

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Old 06-08-2003, 05:19 AM   #32
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something else I thought of, what kind of install did you do for suse? A full install or a workstation or server install? (not sure how they setup the install process)
 
Old 06-08-2003, 05:22 AM   #33
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IT LIVES!!!

I am writing to you on my desktop now. The configurations from the website is what I followed and it works.

Thank you so much for your help.

I have a few more questions if you dont mind helping me out. If not, no worries, Ill just post another thread.

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 05:24 AM   #34
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lol, we've come this far, what the heck, fire away!

You did better than I did when I first started back with RedHat 5.2.. I had one friend who knew linux and there were no websites like this that I knew of. You linux newbies today have it easy! hahaha..

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Old 06-08-2003, 05:29 AM   #35
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ok...

Is it possible to have AOL on my Linux?
How do I set up Apache? (Is it simple?)
How do I even extract a program (ie install)?

Thanks,
Ivan
P.S. I know about permissions, I have been using perl (a little) on a unix server (via the internet). Thats all I really know. )
 
Old 06-08-2003, 05:42 AM   #36
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ok, as far as AOL ? You got me there... I'm assuming you can use their web site but as far as installing something I doubt it.

Apache comes with every distro of linux, check your install discs it should be there. Yes and no as far as simple, I run apache at home on my test server and it was not too hard to setup. Suse has some info on it but not sure if it will help.... http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/apache2-faq.html

The config files for it should be in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

if apache is installed you can verify if it's running in /etc/rc.d/inint.d and run ./httpd status

as for extracting proggies...

most proggies are in .tzr.gz format, some are .tar and some .bz2

you can decompress them in the console pretty much the same... you change one swtich

tar -zxvf

will unpack and extract a file to it's own folder, either a .tar.gz or a .tar file

tar -jxvf

will unpack a .bz2 file to it's own folder

Hope that helps, you can find many of your answers with the search function, or if you are having problems find it, just ask that works too :-)

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Old 06-08-2003, 05:47 AM   #37
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Oh Also if you do download something in a tar.gz or whatever and you want to make the file work, check the README file that it comes with... however aside from that Most proggies will complie with the following.

./configure
make
make install (as root)

but like I said the README file often has specific instructions or files the proggie will depened on you may have to install first.

There is also a sweet program called checkinstall that will install the file as a rpm or other package format that will help you deinstall it later if you don't want the program.
it's homepage is at http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:04 AM   #38
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH!! I did something

My internet doesnt work now.

I tryed to install a firewall (http://sdb.suse.de/en/sdb/html/pohle...hfirewall.html)

I followed all the steps, rebooted, and nothing.

Then redid everything, rebooted, and nothing still.

What can I do?

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:06 AM   #39
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go back and to the thing before on the suse web site... that got you working in the first place.
Then (before you reboot) check /etc/modules.conf to see what it did... maybe it did not make the change permanent.

Also WHY????? install a firewall when #1 your behind a linksys router/firewall and #2 you have ipchains and iptables in linux already???

Just wondering :-)

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Old 06-08-2003, 06:12 AM   #40
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I dont know... extra security.

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:14 AM   #41
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nope... didnt work.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:26 AM   #42
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ok.... I found a way to get Susefirewall to test. it shuts down the filtering...

Do you know how I disable it? my test command was "SuSEfirewall2 test"

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:33 AM   #43
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Quote:
Originally posted by kailuaboy
I dont know... extra security.

Ivan

lol, yes and extra headache. :-)

No I don't know on the firewall... like I said if it's suse specific I'm lost as I've never played with it.
When all else fails consult their web site or like I said to a search. You can also use www.google.com/linux/ and search only linux sites for answers.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:40 AM   #44
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GOT IT!!!

"SuSEfirewall2 stop"

that wasnt so hard. (yeah right)

Thanks for all your help, I REALLY appreciate it.
I am definately staying here at these forums.

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 06:41 AM   #45
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awesome, glad to help man.

Maybe someday when you surpass my knowledge (as it seems all do who I help get started) you can help me.
 
  


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