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Old 08-29-2009, 04:03 AM   #1
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Question I want to activate my Road Runner account.


Compaq Presario 543OUS series 5000
Pentium 4 processor 1800 Hz
Processor speed 1800/400 Hz
Processor stepping F12
Cache size (L1/L2) 20/256 KB
RAM 256Mb; Clock 1.8 Gb
Hard Drive 30 Gb
16X Max* DVD-ROM; CD-RW
NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 96) (recommended) [disabled]
Ubuntu 9.04; Ffx 3.5.2


I have Wine (1.1.28-wine hq0-u), Wine dev (1.1.28-wine hq0-u), and Wine gecko (1.0.0 Oubuntu1).

When I configured Wine for Windows xp, Ffx3.5 got a lot faster although I'm still having driver issues [as Dr. Oliver Diedrich noted in The H open source: (. . . As the Ubuntu development team freely admits in its release notes, under Ubuntu 9.04 the Intel driver has "performance regressions". In plain English this means that graphics on Intel chips are slower in the new release and that on some chips the X Server may even freeze though there is at least a workaround for the latter problem.. . .)]. (The workaround seems too complicated for me I don't want to screw anything up.)

My internet provider is TIME WARNER CABLE and the services it provides is ROAD RUNNER High Speed Online. Well, I wasn't here when Larry (the cable guy) came out and hooked up my internet connection, I just left the money and someone to open the door. Plus, I didn't have a computer then, either. Later, when I got my computer, I just plugged in the modem and got busy.

Yesterday, (five months later, by the way) I happened to get around to browsing through the ROAD RUNNER user guide and noted that I need to activate my ROAD RUNNER account. So when I went to www.activation.rr.com., right of the bat, I got the following message:

Welcome to Road Runner

We're sorry, we are unable to proceed with the Activation Wizard until you update your Internet browser. Please click on the link below to download a supported version of Internet Explorer from the Microsoft website. You will need to download Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher.

Please re-boot your computer after the browser is downloaded and installed. When the browser installation is complete, you will be able to run the Activation Wizard.

Download Internet Explorer

Well, they say that they support Firefox . . . on a best effort basis. Basically, I'm trying to accomplish this on my own without having to resort to approaching a proprietary concern (hat-in-hand) to please hook up my Ubuntu for me. I also note that TIME WARNER has windows 2000/XP as part of its system requirements. Even though I do have Wine Gecko, it must not fit the ROAD RUNNER bill.

I want to add that at the time I got my computer, I didn't even know what an operating system was, much less that Linux wasn't universally accepted. But I don't have any problem with that, the Ubuntu Philosophy fits well into my personal values and telic ethics.

randall@Randall:~$ sudo apt-get install ie6setup.exe

[sudo] password for randall:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)

E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

randall@Randall:~$ sudo apt-get install ie6setup.exe

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Couldn't find package ie6setup.exe

randall@Randall:~$ sudo apt-get install ies4linux-2.99.0.1

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Couldn't find package ies4linux-2.99.0.1

randall@Randall:~$ sudo apt-get install ies4linux-latest.tar.gz

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Couldn't find package ies4linux-latest.tar.gz

randall@Randall:~$ ies4linux-2.99.0.1.tar.gz

bash: ies4linux-2.99.0.1.tar.gz: command not found

randall@Randall:~$
 
Old 08-29-2009, 04:26 AM   #2
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Have you tried the Firefox add-on called "User Switcher Agent" which allows you to spoof that you are using different browsers - IE 6, 7 or 8?
 
Old 08-29-2009, 04:49 AM   #3
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No, but I'm getting right on it.

Now I have to rummage around here to try to find my Road Runner account information.

Thank you.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 06:43 AM   #4
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Wait a second. Is the account working, or it doesn't even work?

If it's working, then don't worry about it. If it's not working, call them and tell them you have a later Mac and can't get IE. You shouldn't need Windows to get it working though--on the other hand, we got it years ago, and I don't remember its actual beginnings, but at this point in time, the cable connects to the modem, the modem connects to a router (or single computer) and you're connected.

They should be able to activate you, however, without that nonsense.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 07:31 AM   #5
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OH, my internet connection is running -- been running. But Road Runner isn't running.

Anyway, I added-on user agent switcher. I wouldn't go on Ffx 3.5, but I have it on 3.0. IE7 downloaded and installed. I clicked on restart and it didn't restart. Or maybe it's on and I can't tell sort of like how Wine kicked right in and opened the package and installed it without me having any knowledge that Wine was there waiting.

What do you recommend?
 
Old 08-29-2009, 08:01 AM   #6
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Wink

I just right clicked the ie6setup icon on my desktop and selected wine to open it. Just to see what would happen. Wine "said" that it detects a later version on this systema and cannot continue. So I know ie7 is installed.

The first .exe package that I installed with Wine several weeks ago, following the install, a window popped on the screen saying Wine Internet Explorer. I was rather taken aback at the time, but never saw it again. I was expecting to at at least see that now.

Ffx 3.0 is moving faster than Shiretoko. Also, I don't see in user agent switcher where to add the button to the toolbar.

Nevertheless, your advice did get it dowloaded and installed. I'd appreciate more guidence, but the bottom line is my question is solved. Thank you very much.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 02:24 PM   #7
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Well, that was basically it. I suspect that you can probably log into your RR email and everything else now as well.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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I'm on my way (was), RR wizard says I can't continue until I allow ActiveX. Well, I don't see how I can do that without a RR homepage. What do you suggest?
 
Old 08-29-2009, 05:35 PM   #9
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What does this wizard do?

I first set mine up years ago, and don't remember the details--I might have even had a Windows machine at that point. However, I think you should probably just call and say you have a Mac. They'll definitely support Mac.

Then, they will probably tell you a way to do it with firefox.

I'm not sure about this whole activation thing though. I don't recollect having to do that. One can get an email account by just signing in with a password they give you, then you can change your password, and so forth. The page doesn't require active X.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 07:15 PM   #10
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Welcome to the Road Runner Activation Wizard

Please select the email address that most resembles your new email address:
1.[username]@[division].rr.com* (Click here for examples)
2.[username]@ca.rr.com
[username]@oh.rr.com
[username]@tx.rr.com
(Including Former Comcast customers in Texas, California & Ohio)
3.[username]@roadrunner.com
(Including Former Adelphia customers)

Note: The Activation Wizard will configure your email application (for example Outlook
or Outlook Express) to use your new Road Runner email address. If you would like more
information about the transition to Road Runner, click the 'Help' link above.
If you do not know your email address, you can retrieve your email username online.

Welcome to the Road Runner Activation Wizard Help
Before You Begin
1.To continue with the Road Runner Activation process, Internet Explorer must be set to allow ActiveX controls. Please make sure your browser security settings are set to Medium or lower.
How to set your browser security settings to Medium or lower
2.During the Activation Wizard, your Firewall may prompt you to allow a program from publisher SupportSoft to access the internet. Please select 'Allow' to complete the Road Runner Activation.
3.Please read the instructions on each screen carefully. On the right side of every screen you will see online help for the screen you are viewing.
Continue


Road Runner Activation Wizard
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I've logged in with my username and reset my password. I just happened to think (or more like consider what you're saying) if I can succeed in activating RR by bypassing the wizard? I'll try.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 07:22 PM   #11
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Why do I say I have MAC? I mean, like, I don't. Shouldn't I know what to say after that? I'd really hate to get caught in a fib.
 
Old 08-29-2009, 10:25 PM   #12
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I was able to get ies4linux installed -- Wine did it. And, yes, ies4linux includes ActiveX. But I don't have enough RAM to run anything else and ies, too. The developer says its only good for ie 5, 5.5, and 6. But I'm not complaining.

The RR wizard is okay with it. To tell you the truth, though, I think Ffx 3.0 is better; Ffx 3.5 is way better. I'm going to look around and see if I can find an internet provider that supports Linux -- I think that'll be the better choice.

Somebody click the solved icon for me. Please. And thank you for being here for me.
 
  


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