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Old 02-23-2008, 10:25 PM   #1
pvn_80
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not able to connect to internet


I have installed Fedora-8 but have come across few issues:

1. I have installed Fedora but do not get a boot option ie I have both Win XP and Fedora installed on my system but while booting it does not give me any option it simply boots Fedora.How can I create a boot option?

2. I have a DSL connection but not able to connect to the internet.The drivers CD which is provided with the modem does not have any drivers specified for Linux/Fedora.Is there any way I can solve this problem.

3. I even cannot play mp3 songs.


Thanks
 
Old 02-24-2008, 01:05 AM   #2
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1. I have installed Fedora but do not get a boot option ie I have both Win XP and Fedora installed on my system but while booting it does not give me any option it simply boots Fedora.How can I create a boot option?
Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst -- at the bottom of the file, insert the following:

Code:
title		Windows XP (loader)
rootnoverify	(hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader	+1
Where (hd0,0) is the hard drive number and partition number, respectively, on which XP lives. Also, make sure the 'timeout' setting is greater than 0 (if there is no 'timeout' entry in that file, add 'timeout 3' before the first 'title' entry somewhere -- the number is the number of seconds the menu will be displayed before booting the default OS).
 
Old 02-24-2008, 03:21 AM   #3
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3. I even cannot play mp3 songs.
Fedora does not come with software to play .mp3 songs, since .mp3 is a patented format, and the Fedora project is committed to free programs. Read this for more info on this philosophy:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/CodecBuddy

However you can choose to install software to play it. Read this:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia/Codeina

Also try using google as a tool to become more self-reliant, since the answers to many issues like this are available with a quick search.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pvn_80 View Post
1. I have installed Fedora but do not get a boot option ie I have both Win XP and Fedora installed on my system but while booting it does not give me any option it simply boots Fedora.How can I create a boot option?

2. I have a DSL connection but not able to connect to the internet.The drivers CD which is provided with the modem does not have any drivers specified for Linux/Fedora.Is there any way I can solve this problem.

3. I even cannot play mp3 songs.
Follow steps below

Code:
issue 1
1]Log into fedora
2]Launch Terminal
3]su
4]cd /boot/grub/
5]kwrite grub.conf
6]Check out for the entry for your XP partition entry it is by default marked as "Others" note the entry number, and checge the value of "default" in th first portion of the file to the entry number.
Example: If you have the "Others" section after 2 more entry i.e "Others" is the 3rd entry then set "default=2"
If the "Others" is the 1st entry you should enter "default=0"
7]Save
And you are done
If you cannot solve this send your grub.conf file.
Code:
Issue 2
1]Download and install http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
This will enable livna reposirory where you will find all the needed codecs to lpay audio and video.
Then visit 
http://www.fedorafaq.org/
then see
Question number 6,12,16,17
And you are done

Third Issue
Please tell us the details if your DSL Connection as you have static IP or Dynamic IP Configuration.
and more

Last edited by Phoxis; 02-27-2008 at 11:09 AM.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hi Phoxis,

Thanks for the help and my DSL connection has a dynamic IP configuration.


Thanks
 
Old 02-28-2008, 06:21 PM   #6
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Working at an ISP, I have never come across a single instance of someone absolutely needing any particular 3rd-party software to get online. What you may need is the proper PPPoE settings, or maybe just simply to have a dhcp client daemon running. A call to your ISP's tech support should give you whether they use PPPoE or not, and some searching around the forums should tell you how to enable either PPPoE and/or your dhcpc daemon.
 
Old 03-01-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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Yes now if you are connecting from India then you shoule have BSNL Dataone, Tata, or reliance

I am describing you with graphical setup approach and the CUI.

Code:
GRAPHICAL
1]Launch system-config-network from KMenu->Settings->Network or by simply typing in "system-config-network" in konsole
2]Select New and then Select xDSL Connection then click Forward
3]If you have multiple card then select the Network card in the list
4]Then Type in the Provider Name (the name of your service provider is sot critical data)
5]Type in the Id and the Password and click Forward and your connection will be created.
6]Save the new connection and save it

CUI
1]Launch Konsole
2]get superuser "su" and then password
3]/sbin/pppoe-setup

4]Enter The Login name your service provider provided you with

5]Select the interface i.e the Network card (if you have more than one)
Press enter if it shows that the default is the only one card you have
or type in the card name in the system like eth0 , eth1 etc.

6]Enter the demand value "no". (by default it is "no")

7]When the DNS Server IP is requested from you enter "server" in lowercase (small letters)
Because you have dynamic IP Configuration and your service provider will provide you with a DNS Server

8]Enter the Password the service provider provided you. Confirm the password in the next line when prompted to

9]You will then be prompted that if you want , that the other users other than the root user can use this connection, enter "yes" to login without root access.

10]Enter Firewall settings as per your need, i would say you should enter "1" (You will be given three levels 1, 2, 3 details would be written beside them)

11]You will be asked then , if you wand to bring up this connection when you boot , 
enter "no" , if you would like to manually connect, (as all do when using this type of connection)

12]Check the details you entered in the list displayed then confirm with enterinh "y"

To Connect
1]Launch system-config-network and select the xDSL connection you created now, and click Activate

else

2]Launch konsole then type in "/sbin/ifup provname"
where the "provname" is the provider name yuo entered (case sensitive)

To Disconnect

1]Launch system-config-network and select the xDSL connection you created now, and click Deactivate

else

2]Launch konsole then type in "/sbin/ifdown provname"
where the "provname" is the provider name yuo entered (case sensitive)
Note one thing you may use any way to create connection but the both ways do the same work and you may connect in any way you like ( i mean there is no restrictions that if you created the connection with GUI then you need you ust the GUI way to connect, you can use both)you will also notice that a new xDSL connection has appeared in the system-config-network list

Please also note that then using the CUI Command line way the connection which will be created, the name will be "ppp0" by default
to connect do /sbin/ifup ppp0 (this the service provider field actually)

Configure the firewall properly.
Be shure your LAN Card works by entering command
"/sbin/ifconfig"
If you can see your network device name for example "eth0" in the list presented
and also can see the Hardware MAC Address Then all is ok.

If still dollowing thease you cannot connect to the net , please post.
 
  


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