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Old 02-15-2003, 05:05 PM   #1
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RedHat set up - printer & Internet dial up


Hi All,

I have just installed Red Hat 8.0 from CDs which came with Red Hat 8.0 for Dummies.

I have got the internet connection working but can't find a way to dial up easily, or disconect when finished a session. I'm sure there's got to be a simple way.

Red Hat correctly identified my printer - Epson Stylus 600, but I can't get it to print.

Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
Rose
 
Old 02-15-2003, 05:59 PM   #2
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Add to panel->Applet->Netwotk->RH PPP Dialer

Then you can click on the little button on that applet.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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For your printer go to System Settings->Printing. The GUI setup is self-explanitory.

And take that Windows95 thing off your distrubition!
 
Old 02-15-2003, 08:08 PM   #4
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Printer set up

Okay - tried that once, but will have another go.

Actually I need to alter my prfile. Windows is down and I am using Red Hat.

Thanks
Rose
 
Old 02-15-2003, 08:10 PM   #5
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Dialer

Thanks - I'll do that right now.
Rose

I have the websites thanks. Have to add them to bookmarks now.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 10:46 PM   #6
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Printer & dial up

Hmmm, no wonder that book is for "dummies"! I am beginning to feel particularly stupid and frustrated.

Cannot find Applet in Panel.

Have configured the printer several times now with no luck.

When I log on I get a message saying welcome to "pop3.xtra.co.nz" which is my mail server. How can I change this?

I also receive a message about not connecting, and needing a file. I haven't yet been quick enough to read and write it down.

Suse 7.1 seemed much easier.
Rose
 
Old 02-15-2003, 11:06 PM   #7
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Did you click on the gnome foot? (Assuming you are using gnome and the gnome panel) Try right clicking on the panel ->panel->Add to panel->applet, etc as posted before

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When I log on I get a message saying welcome to "pop3.xtra.co.nz" which is my mail server. How can I change this?.
That is strange. Post the contents of your /etc/hosts file. Here is mine for an example:
Code:
# fancypiper Redhat 7.3 /etc/hosts file
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1       fancypiper      localhost.localdomain   localhost
192.168.0.1     uilleann
192.168.0.2     flute
192.168.0.3     tinwhistle
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:00 AM   #8
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Pop3 log in message

Went to "find files" but no sign of an /etc/hosts file. Tried all options i could see.

The message about the Pop3 reads
"Could not look up internet address for pop3.xtra.co.nz.
This will prevent Gnome from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding pop3.xtra.co.nz to the file /etc/hosts".
Lof in anyway or Try again.

Try again fails, so just logged in.

I used KDE in Suse so not entirely sure about Gnome. The desktop etc looks like what is in the book.

Would the pathname of the dialer be "RH PPP Dialer", or is it more complicated.

Beginning to wish I had stayed with Windows!
Thanks in anticipation.
Rose
 
Old 02-16-2003, 08:09 AM   #9
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It's there Try this
Code:
[phil@fancypiper phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@fancypiper root]# mc
This should bring up Midnight Commander.

Another way if you installed pine which is installed by default in 7.3
Code:
[phil@fancypiper phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@fancypiper root]# pico -w /etc/hosts
 
  


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