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violaten 08-01-2003 08:33 PM

aol on linux?
 
Is it possible? I heard wine may work? Also what about netzero on linux, any problems with that?

hairston4 08-01-2003 08:42 PM

AOL? Wtf :) If it happens not to be autodetected never fear.

Load up your console and type 'netcardconfig' and hit enter, and configure it manually. It's easy :)

I Think you mean AIM m8. If not, don't read further.

THere is an official AIM client for linux www.aim.com but the preferred IM program that suparts oscar, TOC, yahoo, MSN, and Jabber all in one is GAIM http://gaim.sourceforge.net

CHeers.

violaten 08-01-2003 08:51 PM

I meant the ISP, so i can access linuxquestions.org on my linux partition without having to reboot every time I want to try something out :(

brice2nice 08-01-2003 09:03 PM

I suggest to try a REAL isp. Good luck !

KptnKrill 08-01-2003 09:15 PM

I agree with brice2nice. But you might want to look into a program called pengaol.

Thymox 08-01-2003 09:17 PM

Look for Pengaol.

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Damn I hate it when that happens!
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TheOneAndOnlySM 08-01-2003 09:45 PM

use pengaol, it's very easy to configure and install

but.... i've never gotten it to connect to aol through my properly configured ethernet card (i use aol cable broadband)

so basically ya, i hear your problem, i reboot at least 6 times a day because aol is too stubborn to make a proper broadband program

good luck


ps. i agree with those who say get a real isp: i am definitely losing aol by september and i don't mind using the cheap sbc yahoo (fairly good speed for only 35 bucks a month)

violaten 08-01-2003 11:02 PM

Thanks for the replies. I'll try pengaol. If that don't work i hope i can convince my mom to get rid of gayol as good as i convinced her to get it a couple years ago when i thought operating system meant Windows :o

violaten 08-02-2003 10:16 PM

Re: aol on linux?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by violaten
Also what about netzero on linux, any problems with that?

TheOneAndOnlySM 08-02-2003 11:25 PM

i don't know if netzero needs to have a special program running to connect to their isp like aol does

if not (meaning u just dial a number from internet explorer normally and browse the web) then u can configure that in the internet configuration wizard in redhat

o and btw, if your computer uses a "winmodem" (which can be seen in device manager under windoze) don't expect to get very much good result, definitely go for broadband or get an external modem

violaten 08-02-2003 11:57 PM

I might give it a shot at setting up my winmodem (if i even can). Say I did get it working would it download the same speed as on windows?


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