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Old 10-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #1
indy_troglodyte
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Connecting Linux gOS to the internet


OK I finaly have Linux gOS running on my computer.
I have run and setup pppconfig and now I need to find out how to actually get online.
Mind you I am running the pre-gadgets release not version 3, in the about screen it say gOS o.16.999.041.
I need to figure out how to actually connect to the internet now.
Do I need to run another command at the command line? or can I pre-configure Firefox to auto connect?
I am used to command line OS's hell I used to support DOS 3.3 but I am having no luck getting anywhere with this, I even have some experience on Sun SPARC and HP 9000 Unix systems.
Do I need to upgrade to Gadgets to get an icon connect option?
Thanks
Indy
 
Old 10-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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Wouldn't it be better if you upgraded to something more recent and more powerful? Say, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Suse, ...
 
Old 10-22-2008, 02:56 PM   #3
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pppoe links are activated bu "pon dsl-provider" and "poff dsl-provider" or "pppd call dsl-provider". "dsl-provider" is the config file that is usually located in /etc/ppp/peers. You might want to do a ls /etc/ppp/peers to see if the main config file about the DSL connection is called dsl-provider on your system.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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suse ubuntu etc. not compatible

Jay73 thanks for the "info" but ubuntu, suse, fedora, mandriva atc. do not want to run the screen at the right resolution. The prob is not the OS it's the machine. Had I known at the time I would not have bought the everex and would have gotten something a little more linux combatible. In fact gOS was developed off of ubuntu to go on the everex machines from what I know of the situation.
And no i will not be buying a new comp. unless you want you supply the cash.
 
  


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