Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: U.S./Mississippi/
Distribution: Linux Mint 11
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
Connecting via the command line

I have just installed FC3 and am trying to familiarize myself with it. I've found that I can connect to the internet by: applications menu -- system tools -- network device control -- then clicking on activate, and then OK. Installing the 'modem lights' icon on the panel shows me that I am connected but I cannot actually connect by clicking on it. How can you connect from the command line and would this be any easier -- or maybe I should ask, would it be easy enough for a newcomer to Linux to use? Thanks for the help.
Old 06-16-2005, 07:47 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: England, South East
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 358

Rep: Reputation: 30
you could try getting pppconfig, then running it from the command line also setting up permissions so you can run it as a user. I think u can do it using the utility then go to the modem lights properties and set connect to pon and disconnect to poff.
Old 06-16-2005, 09:44 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: U.S./Mississippi/
Distribution: Linux Mint 11
Posts: 17

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Connecting via the command line

I appreciate your response but it went way over my head. I just bought the book "Linux Newbie: Linux Basics for New Users" and I also have "Fedora Linux 3 for Dummies". I'm gonna have to do some digging and see if I can determine what you said. Sorry -- hate to come across as a dummy but at my present stage of development, I can use Linux only for basic things -- installing and uninstalling, limited use of the command line, wordprocessing, connecting to the internet, using the web browser and eMail, etc.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a single command to list all hardware installed (command line)? davee Linux - Hardware 6 02-28-2009 07:19 PM
Redirecting output to a command-line argument of another command madiyaan Linux - Newbie 1 02-19-2005 04:35 PM
Command to output file content line by line aznluvsmc Programming 2 09-12-2004 07:45 PM
51 characters only in the 1st Line of command line eggCover Linux - General 2 07-29-2004 01:28 PM
Where is Command line utility for Cups and command tutorial mossy Linux - Software 8 01-16-2004 12:24 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration