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Old 09-06-2002, 10:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy Isp Connection

Hello I am a "newbie" to this world of LINUX and Penguins!!!!

I have a COMPAQ DESKPRO 2000/133 with 1.2 gig Hdrive loaded
with REDHAT -MANDRAKE 6.1 I had a TECH install it since Iam kinda of thick when it comes to software. I am trying to connect it to my ISP ( My Modem is a (ISA card- US Robotics Sporster) , is this a useable Modem???

Is KPPP on my Internet "choices bar"<KDE desktop> the only valid way to connect to my dial-up or is thier a deeper more complex way to get online with LINUX, the Strange OS ,[a viewpoint of a experienced windows user].

Thank you for this website. Eat more CHILI!!!!!!!!
Old 09-07-2002, 02:46 AM   #2
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There is a webpage that deals with "win modems" and this would appear to fall into that category. Here is the link to that website:

As for a few other things...

There are 2 seperate distros, 1 is RedHat and another is Mandrake. Either way, you have quite an old copy of either one there, and should go about getting an updated version. You can download "iso" images of the cdroms at mirrors located on each of their websites; and/or

Once you download the images you can burn them to discs with a CD burner and A burning program that supports burning image files.

As for the dialer, there are other options, but like I said, you should get the updated versions first and then go from there.

This is my idea, let's see what others think though, someone might have a better/easier solution for you.

Old 09-09-2002, 05:58 AM   #3
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wvdial can make ppp connections. u run it from command line. but itīs doing the same thing as kppp. kppp is more windows like. but here are clients for wvdial, i guess gwvdial or kwvdial to configure ur setup.
cheers jens


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