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Old 11-02-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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using lynx with wvdial in text mode.

Hi Folks,
I have got wvdial which makes a connection to the internet. Now I want to test lynx browser after I have connected through wvdial. I am working in text-mode linux.

How do I go about it?

Old 11-02-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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type lynx to use lynx (replace with the website, type G anytime during the session to change the URL)
Old 11-03-2004, 02:41 AM   #3
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No that doesn't solve my problem. I have booted teh system in text mode.

I log in as myuser then run wvdial. Now I do not get any prompt to type lynx. This program stays connected all the time.
Old 11-03-2004, 03:08 AM   #4
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use &

when you use something that doesnt return you to a prompt or a program that may take a long time to complete use &.

Example: root@localhost# wvdial & <enter>
And it will fork to the background as a job.

Or if you prefer, after typing in wvdial and pressing enter you can switch virtual consoles by using ALT+F2.

Can you post your wvdial script so we can make sure the syntax is correct and it just isn't hanging?
Old 11-03-2004, 03:11 AM   #5
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type < Ctrl+Alt+F2 > or < Ctrl+Alt+F1 > to get a new instace of the terminal..


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