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Old 11-28-2001, 10:34 PM   #1
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i have mandrake8.0 how to connect to msn

I have mandrake 8.0 and would like to know how to connect to msn, I have the modem configured it dials up logson but says ppp daemon died unexpectantly. have protocal set on chap any help would be appreciated .

Old 12-03-2001, 01:45 PM   #2
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Hi, I also use Mandrake 8.0 so I may be able to help if you give me some more info as below:
Which dialer are you using (Kppp)?
Which modem are you using i.e internal/external model etc.?
Have you double checked your modem set up and used the test function in the setup to check that the modem is working and getting a dialtone?
Let me know and I'll see what I can come up with to help you OK?
Good Luck
Old 12-03-2001, 07:55 PM   #3
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hello i am using kppp my modem is a hardware modem(aopenfm56-itu/2) i know it dials up it has a speaker you can hear it dial and then negotiate with server then kppp says logging on to network then it pops up pppdaemon died unexpectedly,in log says check login & password have reset many times i know that's not it .will msn let a linux computer on their service!!! have 98se on other drive . is it a special chaps protocol ?
Old 12-17-2001, 01:02 PM   #4
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I have been told that msn does not support linux but i am stuck w/ an oem contract for msn till 2003 and I am trying to setup a connection too, using slackware8, ISA Modem Blaster Flash56II, DI-5601-1. I am trying to setup a script using a copy of current modem log I copied off win98se directory How did u setup your ppp? Two heads are better than one. Keep me posted and I will do the same. I get upto the login: too and then i get a message script failed.

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Old 12-17-2001, 11:03 PM   #5
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Unhappy linux md8.0 connect to msn.

I have done some research on this problem and it seems msn disallows all browsers except ie when they are your isp!!!!!!!!!!!!! this sucks. they make a version for unix but we have linux only a linux guru would know if that is possible, maybe a lot of trouble!!!! I have decided to go with roadrunner cable with earthlink home. sorry about the oem deal , start a new thread about unix ie and see if somebody knows about this.


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