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Old 10-14-2004, 03:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help connect to NetZero Please


Hey guys, i am 999% Linux Noob, i have no idea wtf i am doing lol....

so i have the netzero.deb package or whatever but i cant install it, i wanna get online with netzero..how i go on doing this??

can somebody give me complete 1 by 1 steps on how?? i just finished installing SUSE 9.1 and its my first time using linux.

please help, thanks
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:36 AM   #2
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Netzero sucks and has some kind of deal with linspire and only supports Linspire. That deb package will probably only work on Linspire. If you have alien installed, you could try converting it to an RPM though....by the way, where did you download that file????
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:19 AM   #3
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Netzero sucks and has some kind of deal with linspire and only supports Linspire. That deb package will probably only work on Linspire. If you have alien installed, you could try converting it to an RPM though....by the way, where did you download that file????

Netzero.com

log in and go to download a extra copy or whatever and they got the option for windows/Lindows/Mac.....
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:23 AM   #4
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Yeah, Lindows is now known as Linspire.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 06:38 AM   #5
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How do i convert it to a RPM?? and whats the diference?? and how i install Alien??

i downloaded this..alien_8.47.tar

is that it??
 
Old 10-14-2004, 07:13 AM   #6
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No, Alien can be installed through Yast/Install and Remove Software. You may have to add an FTP site to your sources. If so, go to add installation source, remove your current one (probably points to CD), and add this one

ftp://ftp.oregonstate.edu/pub/suse/suse/i386/9.1/

Anyways, .deb files are for distributions based on Debian, or Debian itself. .rpm files are built for Distributions that use the Red Hat Package Manager (Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Mandrake, Lycoris, etc.) Anyways, I downloaded it and tried to convert but apparently alien can only convert from RPM to DEB, not the other way around. So it won't work. Email Netzero and tell them Linspire accounts for about 2 % of the Linux community so if they were smart they would make a generic Linux package that worked on any or most distros....it might help widen their customer base just a bit more. Tell them to cancel your account if they don't
 
Old 10-14-2004, 07:35 AM   #7
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Oh..damn that sucks.....no internet for me i guess....
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:12 AM   #8
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Make sure you let them know that you're pissed...if enough people tell them maybe they will change.

I personally think it is an insult that Netzero sits there and supports one of the worst distributions on the face of the planet...but ignores the rest of the community. Oh well, they have shitty service anyways...I like my highspeed. My grandpa uses NetZero, and would like to switch to Linux, but he can't because they are a useless company. I don't even see why he stays with them, half the time he can't even connect...and it is slow compared to the local dial-up isp.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:03 AM   #9
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Yeah i pay 10$/month....its ok... ussually download at 5.50KB/s but i hate the invisible downloadable ads -_- (Netzero TV)
oh well
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:09 AM   #10
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Telus (a local company in some areas of Canada) goes at 40.0 kb/s. Still doesn't compare to my 3 mb/s with Shaw High Speed
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:03 PM   #11
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i miss my cox cable internet.... 400KB/s oh well i aint got $$ right now =/
 
Old 12-21-2004, 09:36 AM   #12
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If you have access to a Windows Computer:

Download rasspy.exe.

Copy rasspy.exe into "C:\Windows\System32\".

Go to the shortcut for NetZero, right click and choose "Properties", and then click on the "Shortcut" tab.

Add: C:\windows\system32\rasspy cmd= in front of the "C:\Program Files\" (in front of the quotes), or whatever is already in the 'Target' slot.

Now the icon should say UCF. Run the program, and click "connect". It will echo back your actual phone#, user name, and password. User/password will probably be looong. Write all this info down.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 04:43 PM   #13
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I don't know how SUSE 9.1 is different from 9.2 (I have the latter), but I have Netzero running from the Netzero.deb package. I just can't use it without running as root. Following is what I posted elsewhere in the forums, today:
" I mostly followed the instructions of a user who refers to themself as dadmarshall (who runs it on SUSE 9.1). I did not have to use YaST. I merely used the GUI equipped ARK program and extracted the files in netzero.deb, lumping them all in a /opt/nzclient directory, while in a session as the root user."
I can only run Netzero in my user directory by right-clicking the netzero desktop icon and finding the feature for running as a different user (I am forced to pick root, nothing else works, changing file permissions hasn't helped). I may have a halfway useable rig if I can change the e-mail program default. The Firefox browser is perking, but the evolution e-mail program is not working right.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:26 PM   #14
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People need to study sudo for Netzero.

I've got Netzero working under SuSE 9.2 in a user directory. I got help here for extracting the files from inside the Netzero.deb file to the proper directories. The last phase, however, is understanding sudo. Get BASH up and type man sudo, also man sudoers. You edit the sudoers file (logged in as root) with visudo (use help for the vi editor included with SuSE to work visudo). The syntax is tricky, but read on and edit the sudoers file. After you have it right (i.e., your user name is granted use of netzero in the sudoers file), you can just enter sudo in front of the program running line in your Netzero .desktop icon file. Netzero runs just like it does in Windows XP for me, in my user directory, except without the videomercials (WHO CARES) and I can snap it out of view with the shade titlebar option while it dials.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 11:36 PM   #15
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Re: People need to study sudo for Netzero.

Quote:
Originally posted by DeekBeek
Get BASH up and type man sudo, also man sudoers. You edit the sudoers file (logged in as root) with visudo (use help for the vi editor included with SuSE to work visudo). The syntax is tricky, but read on and edit the sudoers file.
DeekBeek:

I've tried this and tried using the visudo command, back can't figure out how to save and exit the file. You have any suggestions?

efanning
 
  


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