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Old 01-25-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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How to get internet access in Mandrake 9.2


I am very new to Linux, just spent the weekend intalling Mandrake 9.2 on an old Compaq Armarda 1700 laptop, as a learning curve before moving to my main PC.
It works fine, except I dont seem to be able to link the Browser or the "E" mail (KMail) directly to the internet. If I go into the control Center and connect from there everything works fine, and once logged in I can surf the net or send and recieve "E" mails fine. I know I am missing something very simple but I just cant find anywhere in the settings that allow me to sort this out.

Any help or suggestions will be appreciated

Old 01-25-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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You first need to connect to the internet by going KMenu|Networking|Remote Access|KPPP. I'm not sure if everything is setup, if it is, just type in your username and pass, and hit "Connect!". After dialing is complete, start up your email or browser.

Also, you can add a shortcut to your desktop by dragging the item from the menu to the desktop and selecting "Copy file" from the popup.

Good luck!


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