LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-17-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Rep: Reputation: 30
Setting up modem for Red Hat 6.2


I have a "dual boot" copy of RH 6.2 where I am trying to learn Linux, BEFORE I screw up my Mandrake 9.0 on a separate drive.

I am trying to get the modem running using the "Internet dial-up tool (kppp) "

When I click on dial-up tool, the Root Password window pops up.

I enter the root password, click OK button AND NOTHING HAPPENS !!!

I did this several times so I know password was correct, what to do now ???
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:04 AM   #2
kernel()
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
possibly your modem isnt recognized by redhat, and if i seem to recall with older versions of redhat, your going to have to manually choose the port your modems on...(tty1, tty2)(is that right?)
 
Old 05-17-2003, 07:59 AM   #3
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
kernel(),

Thanks for response, I think you are right.

I already learned that my present kernel [2.2.14-5.0] is too old.

I was surprised that this would have a "blocking effect" so early, by not permitting Root Password to run.

I have downloaded a copy of 2.4.20 kernel, I just don't know how to install it, YET !!

I guess that's another question.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:22 PM   #4
whansard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Posts: 3,187

Rep: Reputation: 53
look at www.linmodems.org
 
Old 05-17-2003, 03:35 PM   #5
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
whansard,

Thanks, I already know my modem [USR 5610B] works with Mandrake. The RH 6.2 CD came with the manual I bought and I use it to learn Linux because the manual is written for RH.

When I learn to "compile the kernel" I think I will be able to get RH to recognize the modem.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 04:50 PM   #6
whansard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Posts: 3,187

Rep: Reputation: 53
you might could use your mandrake kernel
you might have to upgrade binutils and a few other things.
you could copy your mandrake kernel to your redhat,
and copy the modules directory to /lib/modules, and add
an entry to lilo.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
whansard,

Actually the downloaded kernel [which is presently on a CD]
is 2.4.20.bz2 which I "think" means it is in zip format.

It's newer then my present Mandrake kernel which is 2.4.18-6mdk
I originally downloaded this kernel to upgrade Mandrake.

But I plan to use it to upgrade Red Hat FIRST
In case I screw it up !!!
 
Old 05-17-2003, 05:54 PM   #8
whansard
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Mosquitoville
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
Posts: 3,187

Rep: Reputation: 53
i think redhat 6.2 has some older utils that will not work
with the 2.4 series kernels
also the version of tar that comes with redhat 6.2 uses
a different option for extracting with bzip2, but
you can decide where to extract it to
cd /usr/src
bzip2 -cd /2.5.20.bz2 | tar xvf -
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Setting up Internet on Red Hat arion Linux - Newbie 5 04-09-2007 01:14 PM
Setting up NIS on Red Hat 9 Thaidog Linux - General 1 11-14-2005 12:18 AM
Setting up the Internet on Red Hat 9 forgotten_chicken Linux - Networking 6 11-06-2005 07:40 PM
Setting up a Gateway in Red Hat 9 depam Linux - Software 1 10-03-2005 12:35 AM
Red Hat 7.2... & a modem with Red Hat 7.1 driver support rahduku Linux - Distributions 1 02-14-2002 12:49 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration