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Old 07-14-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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fc4 - How do I get 'Modem Lights' to work?


How do I get 'Modem Lights' to work with my 56k external modem? (Gnome 2.10)

So far I've been using kppp to connect to the internet, a sollution I do not like for 2 reasons.

1) I can't figure out how to run kppp without root privileges. I've tried a number of things some time ago (don't remember the specifics), but none worked.

2) It takes kppp 60 to 90 seconds to 'initialize'. It didn't use to do that, but somewhere along the line it started misbehaving.

I didn't like using system-config-network for internet connections, because although it connects fast it doesn't indicate connection speed etc. On the other hand although kppp was very easy to configure it isnt a Gnome app...

Could I use the scripts generated by kppp to get things to work with 'Modem Lights'? If not, how do I set things up so that I can use this app instead of kppp?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 05:45 AM   #2
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I let the internet connection wizard set the network connection up. All I had to do was change
PPP0 to the name of my connection in modem lights preferences--in my case "intergate" and it just worked.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thanks. Looking into it. I didn't change the name so of course it wouldn't work, but I didn't know what to change it to.

I'd already configured an account using that wizard and used t before ( so it works), but didn't like it becauese it ddidn't indicate connection speed, throughput etc.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 12:03 PM   #4
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here's a good site that helps on setting up modems, what manuf/model modem are you trying install.
At this site,at top of page, click on the desired link your looking for.
Be sure the serial port your trying connect on is enabled in Computers BIOS.
Assuming your using a serial modem.

http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Modems

Jim

Last edited by mickeyboa; 07-16-2005 at 12:07 PM.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 05:47 PM   #5
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The page looks good, but it was really surprisingly easy to configure using wizard. I think I know what my problem is though. I need to have root privileges to start kppp and when I do start it up I can see the data through Modem Lights. Trouble is I ty to connect using modem lights, rather than kppp and although it displays a 'connect' option when I click it nothing happens. My guess is it tries to connect but fails because I have no root privileges. Need to find a way to allow a normal user to connect to the internet!! Any help is appreciated.
 
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To allow non root use of kppp under fc*. Goto /etc/pam.d/kppp and edit it using root access and add this line to the top.
Code:
auth    sufficient      pam_permit.so
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Old 07-17-2005, 06:21 PM   #7
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should I also comment out:
account required pam_permit.so
?
 
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Right. A big thanks for helping me to get kppp to respond to a normal user, but it blows my theory on why Modem lights doesn't connect / disconnect. Any suggestions?
 
  


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