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Old 10-07-2011, 05:35 AM   #1
rainbowsally
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Which if any distros still support dialup?


I have a local net and 5 users (3 are grandchildren) :-)

I've been eying kubuntu, but can't log in at their forum, for some reason.

I have had suse 10 and loved it, got suse 11.0, 11.1, 11.3, and finally what I thought would for sure be at least a good suse version with the "finalized" 11.4, but it has lots of problems.

My experiences with SuSE show me other requirements (which are even more important to me than the dialup).

I want the plasma desktop. But KDE and su don't work well together at least in the suse 11.x versions. I'm wondering if this has been fixed at the KDE level yet or not.

For example, on the commandline type:
kwrite /etc/fstab

Those errors should be addressed programatically, not by users learning to work around them or use kdesu (which doesn't work right when you're already su as root).

Ironically xdg-su which is a lower level application works ok if you export $(dbus-launch) *if* your $HOME folder is "/root".

I can try to post some examples but this would be much better if I could do it from linux. Currently using Windows for my modem.

But as to the example above, you can see those in the assert messages when these kde based things run in kde 4.6, at least.

About that, and it's a long story, but it boils down to who owns the dbus socket and where it's located (in kde). It's in the user's hidden .kde folders. I'm convinced that kde made a mistake with their kdesu and hope it's fixed in 4.7.

I do a lot of resurrecting old software, xmaxima, got fltk 2.0 working and now on my own FLT toolkit, stuff like that, so I need a system that is integrated from top to bottom, though I can work around this if necessary.

But I do it reluctantly. It really doesn't seem right.

I think the plasma desktop is the cat's meow. Best of Windows best of NextStep all in one.

So starting with dialup which may make my linmodem work and allow me to read and write from linux, Does anyone know of any plasma desktop linuxes have dialup support?

Thanks.

Last edited by rainbowsally; 10-07-2011 at 05:40 AM. Reason: cleaning up and editing to make a bit more readable
 
Old 10-07-2011, 11:12 AM   #2
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I see this is marked solved (correct) but my post telling why it's solved doesn't show.

Puppy supports dialup and there's a great tutorial for some other distros here.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/dialup.html

Let's try that again. :-)
 
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