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Old 09-24-2004, 04:44 PM   #1
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Setting up a connection


Like on Windows, when you enter the username password ect. How do I set-up the internet??
 
Old 09-24-2004, 05:09 PM   #2
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What type of internet connection do you have? Open up the Mandrake Control Center and select the networking connection wizard.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 05:45 PM   #3
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from the description it sounds like he is talking about dialup ?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 05:50 PM   #4
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If we talk about dialup, the program name (one of many you can use) is kppp.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #5
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Yeah, it's Dail-Up. How do I get to kppp?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 06:52 PM   #6
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Where's KPPP?

How do I get to KPPP to set up an internet connection?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 07:11 PM   #7
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Assuming you have KDE installed, you can find the kppp executable using
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locate kppp | grep '/kppp$'
in a terminal. Usually, it ends in /bin/kppp.

Then start it by running that program.

If you don't have KDE installed, you need to install the kde-network package (I think), which depends on kde-libs and probably kde-util.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:18 AM   #8
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I have it installed, but where to enter that code? How to I open a terminal? I'm a newbie to Linux, BTW.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:28 AM   #9
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Hey, Linux comes with terminal types or TTY's Terminal Type (Unix terminal interface). You can access these terminals by pressing ctrl+alt+F2...F5. login as root, and then type in the command as listed above.

You can also open up your home folder (part of konqerer) and click on tools and then open terminal/console connection.

You will have the login credentials that you are currently logged in with so you may be blocked from viewing this app.

HTH

M2k
 
Old 09-25-2004, 05:46 AM   #10
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by mighty2000
Hey, Linux comes with terminal types or TTY's Terminal Type (Unix terminal interface). You can access these terminals by pressing ctrl+alt+F2...F5. login as root, and then type in the command as listed above./[QUOTE]

There is nothing in those commands that needs to be done as root; you would be better logging in as a regular user.

You may also have difficulties starting KPPP in a console, as it is a graphical application. You're better off using a terminal like konsole or xterm.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:12 PM   #11
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LinuxLoverMeg, posting a new thread when you have already one going about the same thing is not what you should do. I've merged your threads.

If KPPP is installed, you have it in the menus. I don't have MDK 10, but search the 'Internet' section.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 07:13 PM   #12
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if its not in the internet section of your main menu, then you probably dont have the KDE Network package installed.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:17 PM   #13
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It's not in the menu and the command that you posted doesn't work. "Command not found" Or whatever. I installed KDE, but I did the minimal download because the normal one was too big and didn't fit or something.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 08:26 AM   #14
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kppp is a very useful tool for setting up dial-up connections. But if you can't get the kdenetworking package installed, try using something else. Search for “ppp howto” on www.tldp.org
 
  


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