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Old 04-26-2004, 06:10 PM   #1
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what is a good but easy to use dialer


I finally got my modem driver installed and looks like it works but now I need to know about a good dialer prog and one that is easy to use.....I usually use the gnome desktop just wondering if anybody knows of any
 
Old 04-26-2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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When I had dialup I used kppp. It was simple and easy to use and setup.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:25 PM   #3
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but will that work with gnome
 
Old 04-26-2004, 08:55 PM   #4
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I suppose that depends on whether you have the libraries installed which are needed by kppp. Usually KDE and Gnome libraries are installed because you never know what libraries a program will want. I have run kppp in Gnome without any problem but I have both Gnome and KDE installed.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 10:05 PM   #5
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how about one that isnt desktop-environment oriented? i use kppp all the time to connect, but since i use fluxbox, it inits all this other crap along with it. any independent dialers?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 12:16 AM   #6
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Yeah. This is really the main problem when you want to dial up in linux. Since I'm using WindowMaker and I only installed gnome, I don't want to install kde just to use kppp. Still have to use terminal to wvdial to internet.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 05:25 AM   #7
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After doing some google searches, I've found this 'gtkdial'. Check it out in sourceforge bcs the main site is down.
 
Old 04-27-2004, 10:21 AM   #8
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I got gtkdial when I was looking but it didn't work when I installed it it couldn't find some of its own components if somebody else gets it working tell me.....I had to do a reinstall on my linux anyway I accidentally deleted something I shouldn't have when in root (oops) I put kde on it this time to so I'll try kppp....do you have to set up ppp before you do kppp though?
 
Old 04-27-2004, 11:04 AM   #9
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Yes, you'll have to open kppp and setup the device, phone number, username, password, etc.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 04:05 AM   #10
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i used to installed all the necessary packages for kde just to use kppp. No doubt it's the best dialer, but i figured it's a bit too much for me. So i used wvdial instead. A simple console dialer, works really well. U need the wvstream installed first. google for the latest copy, they have 1.54 now.
 
  


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