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Old 04-11-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy getting internet connection to linux in a dual boot machine

i have a dual boot machine (single machine) with win xp and linux redhat9.0.
i have my internet connection all configured in win xp
i want to connect to internet through Redhat too. How can i do that.
when i try to do that with the Mozilla web browser it says , 'cannot find server'
what are the configurations that i have to do, to get internet connectivity in linux ?
Do i hav to install any specific drivers , if so what are they ??
my modem type is: Motorolla SM56 speaker phone Modem.

pls. help me out! coz i'd love to surf in linux too you know!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-11-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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Are you connecting via usb or ethernet?
Old 04-11-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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it is not Ethernet.
I'm using normal telephone line to connect.
my modem is an Internal modem -Motorolla SM56 speaker phone Modem.
Old 04-11-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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You probably have Gnome as a desktop environment. Usually there is a dialup tool. I forget what the Gnome frontend is called, but the kde version is called kppp. Try to fing that tool under your internet section of your menu. You should be able to set things up as easily as with Windows Dial-up networking (maybe easier). I am quite sure that your modem is recognized as usable under Linux. That chipset's been around a while.
Old 04-26-2004, 06:24 AM   #5
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The drivers are here
thers a pdf on how to install it on linux at the top of the page.
Old 05-06-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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i set up my internet connection using the KPPP tool
but when i try to connect using my id and password always the message comes up saying ; "Modem is busy".
what does this mean ???
how can my modem be busy?
Isn't my modem already configured and recognized....
pls help me out!!


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