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Old 09-28-2006, 12:46 PM   #1
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Need help for connecting to internet in red hat 7

Hi I have been new to linux, and i want to access intenet through linux. My PC is dual boot with windows xp SP1. Internet is already running on XP. I use Nokia 6020 to connect to net. No modem required for dat although i hv one installed internally. It smart link 56k voice modem. Now can anybody help me how to get connected to internet, using Nokia 6020 phone, step by step.

Also I am not able to paly any audio or video files on Red hat linux 7. Why is it so. Maybe the soundcard is not detected or supported..?? Whatever what are the solutions.
Old 09-28-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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For the audio and video files you probably need codecs, as they haven't been shipped with distributions for a long time (for several righs-based reasons). I don't remember exactly, but if you use Xine as the player, or as the backend for some other player, you need libxine and libxine-extracodecs to play most formats like mp3 etc.

Using a phone as a modem is new to me, but if you don't have any software for it on a cd from Nokia, take a search at Google if you can find any. Basically it should just work as a modem, so appear as a device file in the system, but then again as I don't know exactly how it works I'm not sure (and that's why you might need some special software for it).

An internal modem can be used in various ways. One good way is to use wvdial, first run wvdialconf (or similar, if it wasn't called exactly that) and after it has recognized your modem, fill in username and password and start using it. More information can be read by issuing in a console:
man wvdial
That's for console. For a graphical desktop you can probably just use apps like Kppp or Gkdial or so. I'm not sure if you can use them directly with your cellphone, but first of all I'd go and search from Google.
Old 09-28-2006, 01:02 PM   #3
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Redhat 7 is really really old. As a newbie, you'd like a good introductory experience. I think you're much more likely to acheive that with Fedora Core 5 or any other modern, up-to-date distribution.


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