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Old 07-15-2003, 11:25 AM   #1
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internet on linux

I recently got mandrake Linux 9.1, and I am enjoying it so far, but I can't figure out how to get online with it. I called up aol, because they're my isp (for now) to ask them if they could help, but they said it was impossible to get aol onto a linux system; so I asked them if I could just dial it up on linux and not use the actual AOL software, but they said that's impossible too. So I was just wondering what isp all of you people with Linux use, because this is really frustrating me.
Old 07-15-2003, 11:32 AM   #2
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anything other than aol and msn will work
Old 07-15-2003, 11:34 AM   #3
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Hi Stalfoskp

A couple of things to keep in mind regards Linux and the internet
  • Use an external serial modem - not an internal PCI one - it will save you alot of headaches
  • You can use KPPP to manually set up a dial up conection to your ISP rather than using its software

I'm not syre about ISP's - what country are you in?
Old 07-15-2003, 11:50 AM   #4
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user any service where you have to set up the dial up service that doesnt use a GUI interface to log on to the net. That will fix it or upgrade to dsl
Old 07-15-2003, 12:37 PM   #5
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pengaol...oops, just learned it is peng, AOL forced them to stop using AOL in the name. The link talks about 9.0, but I suspect 9.1 will work as well.

After you get it working, call them up and tell them Linux works great with AOL when using PENG. Should really shake their support groups belief that only Windows is a valid OS.
Old 07-15-2003, 12:45 PM   #6
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LOL! I gotta save this link for my LINUX buddies that use AOL.


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