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Old 01-28-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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Internet configuration

I installed Slackware 8.1 but I can't get the internet connection. I go through pppsetup but when I do ppp-go it doesn't go and just says connect script failed. I have a dial-up service with a US robotics 56k FAX INT Pnp, on Com 2, resources say IRQ: 10; I/O 02f8h-02FFh. Trouble is, it won't tell me why it doesn't go. Any suggestions out there? Thanks everyone.
Old 01-28-2003, 10:59 PM   #2
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I had this same problem with Freedom linux. what I was told to do was..... he said PPP was modular

modprobe ppp_generic

modprobe ppp_async (for async serial ports)

I have the same exact modem as you and this didn't help me maybe it will help you ( btw Freedom Linux is based of of a very old Slack kernel)

Old 02-11-2003, 03:32 PM   #3
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This might help both of you guys.

Mitch99 is right, you need to do a modprobe for them both as root in a terminal:

modprobe ppp_generic
modprobe ppp_async
insmod ppp_generic
insmod ppp_async

Also, you might want to try to run X with KDE and open up Kppp. This will allow you enter all your pertinant information (domain name, primary/secondary DNS, phone number to dial, PAP/CHAP authentication, user name, password, etc.). When you're done, you can just click on dial to connect. If you dislike KDE or find another window manager/desktop environment you like better, you can change your configuration to run something else at "startx". Once you're in X, you can open up a terminal (Xterm, Konsole, Eterm, etc.) and then type in "kppp" at the command prompt. Your Kppp will launch and you can dial from there. Hope this helps out.


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