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Old 12-19-2004, 07:36 AM   #1
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set up internet via modem connection in redhat 8


I hope someone can help me out here,

I found a 2 years old copy of redhat 8 in my girlfriends downloads.
I installed it on my WinXP in a microsoft virtual pc 2004.

I had some troubles with the videocard but after choosing VESA it is running now, also my mouse problems are fixed.

I want to setup internet via modem connection now but it is not working.
Redhat is connecting to my modem, I hear a sound and see a light like he is trying to connect and than it fails and it goes on trying and trying without result.
I'm using the graphical mode and my provider is
AOL, I contacted AOL yesterday but they cannot help me.

Has someone some information for me about this?

thanx
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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Heh, ISP's can never help when it comes to Linux.. Well, 'cept mine, which have this guys who runs all the major Distro's in one humungus network..

Well, to cut to the chase.

You say RedHat 8. (the ISP has nothing to do with this, your machine specs like ethernet modem is what means anything, also your Ethernet Card brand.)

I would like to know the info in the paranthese, before you supply that I really can't help you.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 07:47 AM   #3
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hi there

we can help u of u provide us with more information
like what ur modem is
what tool did u use to connect to the internet

regards
 
Old 12-19-2004, 09:03 AM   #4
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thanx both for the reaction,

I use a Microlink 56k MOdem
and I' don't know exactly what u mean with that ethernet thingie, thats what I found: SiS 900 Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

If someone needs more information ask me.
ow and my dialup on winxp was running without Ethernet activated, but I activated it before trying internet on Redhat.
So is it correct that u dont need Ethernet for dialup?

The Tool I used to setup connection: just networksettings in redhat 8
 
Old 12-19-2004, 12:00 PM   #5
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hi there

ok, noe there is tool called kppp in redhat
install that
that will allow u to query ur modem , and also allow u to connect u
also you will be able to get any error msgs and
in kppp, in the configure section --->modem section
select ur modem, if the default /dev/modem does not work for u

aslo other tools are
wvdial
man wvdial will help

and are u sure that ur modem had been detected in redhat??
"query modem" willl tell u that, if u get any results

regards
 
Old 12-19-2004, 01:47 PM   #6
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I downloaded kppp
how to open a deb package pleaz, I cannot install kppp, nautilus is not opening it
 
Old 12-19-2004, 01:56 PM   #7
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hi there

deb package won;t run with redhat
u need to look on to ur distro CD for that kppp package
or look at any redhat mirror

regards
 
Old 12-19-2004, 03:52 PM   #8
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I cannot find it,
I'm new into this all.
I had 3 redhat discs and my girlfriend told me there were 4.
So maybe it is on the one that is missing.
But those 3 discs were enough for the complete install

Can someone tell me where to find it?
I also cannot dld a complete cd because I'm on 56k.

Anyways thanx for the superfast replies on this site and especially from u mascand.

My battle shall be hard to understand linux but I shall not be satisfied before I can uninstall my xp forever
 
Old 12-19-2004, 04:10 PM   #9
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kppp is part of kdenetwork, so if you have kde installed it should be installed as well. If you are using GNOME, you can download GNOME PPP or Gnome Dial from GnomeFiles.org.
 
Old 12-19-2004, 11:45 PM   #10
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ok

try using

wvdial

man wvdial will help u more

regards
 
Old 12-20-2004, 02:56 AM   #11
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I downloaded Gnome PPP, Gnome Dial and even WVDIAL, but can u use wvdial with gnome?
I will try to install them now...
 
Old 12-20-2004, 04:14 AM   #12
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wvdial is a command line tool
u need not have any desktop like kde or gnome for that

regards
 
  


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