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Old 07-17-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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YD Linux DSL connection help.


Recently put yellow dog linux 6 on my ps3, and i am trying to set up my dsl connection (with my username and password) and i have no idea how to, i am very new at linux, is b there a command or something i have to type in the terminal to bring up the setup wizzard? if this is in the wrong section my bad, thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-17-2008, 03:45 PM   #2
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i must be the first dsl user on linux...
 
Old 07-19-2008, 03:40 AM   #3
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does your distro have any gui tool for this? at least for activating your eth0 interface?
 
Old 07-19-2008, 04:27 AM   #4
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Do you use a DSL modem which remembers the username and password or does your computer have to supply that?

If your computer has to supply the username/password then you need the "pppoe" software (from roaring penguin).

If your modem stores the username/password then it's just a matter of setting up your ethernet to request networking information via DHCP. How to do this varies between distros; I've never used YDL though since I don't have a Mac.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 06:38 AM   #5
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As I can see, YD Linux is Red Hat based distribution.
RH has adsl-setup command for pppoe configuration. But I must say that I was not able to use my adsl internet connection on RHEL4 ever. I do not know why, as I never got any reasons as to why the connection dropped.
As suggested, I too used rp-pppoe from roaring penguin. But that did not help.
Only way I see it now is to store user name and password in modem and allow it to connect to internet directly as soon as it is powered on. But the software does work well on Ubuntu.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:30 PM   #6
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Do you use a DSL modem which remembers the username and password or does your computer have to supply that?

If your computer has to supply the username/password then you need the "pppoe" software (from roaring penguin).

If your modem stores the username/password then it's just a matter of setting up your ethernet to request networking information via DHCP. How to do this varies between distros; I've never used YDL though since I don't have a Mac.
my modem does not store my user information, how would i get this "pppoe" software (from roaring penguin). and would i be able to run it off a flash drive, thanks for your input
 
Old 07-22-2008, 05:34 AM   #7
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You can download the rp-pppoe from roaring penguin website.
Its in .gz format and it needs to be unpacked and then installed.
It is then installed in Applications > Internet. This is given in the documentation.
You can keep the package in usb drive and run from there as well.
But once installed you can directly invoke it and no need for usb drive as well.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 07:36 AM   #8
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Your YDL package manager (rpm?) should be able to find the following required packages:
ppp
pppoe (the roaring penguin pppoe - may also go by the name rp-pppoe or rppppoe)

On my Debian system I have a very convenient tool for setting up: pppoeconf - but I have no idea if YDL will also have that same tool.

"pppoe" is just like running a modem connection program over the ethernet line - you need 'ppp' to establish the PPP (point-to-point protocol) session, but you need 'pppoe' (and 'chat') to send the initial connection requests and login information to the modem.

Since the user name and login will be stored in clear text, you need to check that only 'root' can read or alter that file.
 
  


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