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Old 07-18-2004, 06:02 PM   #1
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How do I install pppd on Mandrake 9.1?

I am a complete Linux virgin, but I recently got a laptop in addition to my Windows XP System. Since I had Mandrake, I thought "Why not set it up to dual boot?" (I use the windows GIMP a lot, and had heard the Linux version was immeasurably better.)
Anyway, I would quite like to surf the internet, but in order to connect I need PPPD. I've found out I didn't have it, and have downloaded the tar.gz file.
Then i came across my largest problem: I have absolutely no idea how to actually install a non-standard package on Linux? How do i do it? Ive read the help files that come with Mandrake and PPPD, but they might as well be written in chinese.
Sam B

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Old 07-18-2004, 06:43 PM   #2
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hi Universalpsyko, welcome to lq. more than likely some form of a dial up/ppp is on the install disks for your distro, look for kppp, wvdial, just a couple off of the top of my head. thay would be installed much easier via the mandrake package manager which works w/rpms. if however you are set on installing from source there is a guide here

before using this guide to install from source, i'd reccomend looking at this.

hope something here helps.
good luck.
Old 07-18-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. I'll try looking on the mandrake Disks again. I hadn't thought of that!
I think I'm going to like Linux. It doesn't try to tell me that I shouldn't look on the contents of my own hard drive for a start!


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