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Old 06-01-2003, 11:08 AM   #1
smoothguy29483
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Question Dial-Up Internet in RedHat 9


Hey guys...I am very new to redhat and Linux in general. But I have to learn it for my company. I can't quite figure out how to get my dial-up internet to work right...actually I don't even know where to start. I'm from the Windows generation if you know what I mean. Could someone please help me figure this out. I'm dual booting RedHat and Windows XP..I had to stay up all night re-installing XP after I couldn't get redhat to dial or even find my modem I guess. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:26 AM   #2
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use kppp
but make sure you aren't using a winmodem - they aren't really supported by linux

see my guide for more info
check out the 'post installation' page
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:29 AM   #3
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Dumb questions time.... 1. what is kpp and 2 where do i find it?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:32 AM   #4
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# Modem and connection troubleshooting
Modem NHFs
Modem HOWTO
Linmodems.org
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
The kppp Handbook
Dial-up Networking Configuration Using KDE's Kppp
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Redhat 9.0
Redhat 9.0 Upgrading the kernel
Building a custom kernel
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:33 AM   #5
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thnx...that should help alot
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:34 AM   #6
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kicker-internet-more internet applications- kppp
it is the dialer for all dial up services in linux, it has all it's own drivers, but if you have a winmodem you are pretty much screwed

if you would look at my guide, there is a lot of info and links there explaining all of it.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:35 AM   #7
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kppp is the kde dialer.

Do you know what your modem is?

While in Linux, open an x terminal and give the command

cat /proc/pci

and look for your modem.

# Configuring a pci modem
To configure a pci modem, open an x terminal and su - to the root account:
Code:
[phil@fancypiper phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@fancypiper root]# cat /proc/pci
Look for your modem in the returned list. Look for something similar to mine:
Code:
  Bus  2, device   2, function  0:
    Communication controller: PCI device 151f:0000 (TOPIC SEMICONDUCTOR Corp) (rev 0).
      IRQ 5.
      I/O at 0xc400 [0xc407].
With this info, I use the setserial command:
Code:
[root@fancypiper root]# setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Then I test the modem with the internet connection wizard and it works. I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and enter the setserial command:
Code:
[root@fancypiper root]# pico -w /etc/rc.d/rc.local
My file for an example
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Redhat /etc/rc.d/rc.local file
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local
# configure modem
setserial /dev/ttyS2 irq 5 port 0xc400 uart 16550a
Now, it remains configured after a reboot.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:44 AM   #8
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do you guys think the redhat 8 drivers will work for my modem on redhat 9?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:45 AM   #9
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i've got an HSP56 MR modem...from PCTel
 
Old 06-01-2003, 12:10 PM   #10
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ok guys..time for two more dumb questions? how do I open an x terminal and what is su?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 01:28 PM   #11
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ok guys...Linux see my modem when I go into pci devices...but when I use the kppp to connect it says it can't open my modem..and when i query it..nothing happens..says something about not finding my modem are something..what am i do ing wrong?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 02:00 PM   #12
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guys i can't find anything on x terminals
 
Old 06-01-2003, 06:42 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by smoothguy29483
ok guys..time for two more dumb questions? how do I open an x terminal and what is su?
Assuming you are using gnome.
1. Middle click on the desktop and select gnome-terminal.
2. Right click on the desktop and choose New Terminal
3. Click on the Gnome foot and look for any program with terminal in it's name.
4. Click or double click on an icon that looks like a tv or computer monitor.

su = substitute user

It's used to gain access root or other user's accounts. su leaves you in the orig directory and path, su - goes to root.

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-01-2003 at 06:45 PM.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 06:51 PM   #14
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Your modem sounds suspiciously like a winmodem.

I found these Linux Google hits when I searched for your modem. The second hit looks promising.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 06:58 PM   #15
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Here you go!

The Unofficial PCTel Linux Driver page
 
  


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