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Old 05-23-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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Internet connection with Suse & text problem!

I wonder if someone can please help a lady in need with a Linux question (or two...). I am a total newbie to Linux, have managed to install it (Suse) and actually even configure something in it (yay!) But now I have 2 biiiig problems...

Problem 1 The usual problem...internet connection. I have configured modem and provider with Yast, it shows as Intel 82801 DB AC'97 Modem Controller, configured as ppp0 with provider MyHost. But I get this when trying to dial in:

pppd[0] died: pppd options error (exit code 2)

I notice some others have asked the same on these forums, too, and nobody seems to know where this error comes from and why. But I am still asking, anyone?

Problem 2. I am Finnish, and managed to change my keyboard layout to Finnish and to show the special characters, when I write something with OpenOffice, every space shows as a full stop! The text looks truly funny, every time I have hit space, there is a little full stop inbetween the words. Does anyone know how to change this?

Please speak slowly, I am a real blonde, and not very Linux savvy THANKS so much for any help!

edited to add: if it matters, my computer is a laptop, a Fujitsu Siemens, 512 MB & Inter Centrino 1.6 Ghz processor.

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Old 05-23-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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I'm Finnish too. Don't know about that OOo thing but the right keymap is and is located in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/. You can load it with the loadkeys command. I don't know how that's configured in SuSE but in Slackware I'm running, that keymap is configured to load in a startup script, /etc/rc.d/rc.local. Check that you really have the right keymap in use, where ever it may be configured...

Then check /etc/X11/XF86Config that you have "XkbLayout" set to "fi" somewhere in InputDevice section.

Section "Inputdevice"
   Option "XkbLayout" "fi"
I guess in SuSE these things are bit easier and "menu-driven". I don't know.

Good luck!

Old 05-23-2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Bamse! I think I did in fact do just that, but as you say, Suse had a graphical interface for that. So I have set up a Finnish layout, and my only problem is that whenever I press space in openOffice's text tool, a fullstop appears (not at the bottom as fullstop usually, but in the middle, heightwise)


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