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Old 08-16-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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NetZero in Ubuntu?

I recently downloaded the .deb package for NetZero's dialer from their website, but when I install it, it doesn't leave any kind of icon on the desktop.

I've heard that you need to be root when you set it up and use it, but how can you do that when you can't login as root from the GUI?

I tried installing it from a terminal using sudo dpkg -i netzero.deb, but that didn't seem to work any better than double-clicking on it.
Old 08-16-2006, 02:08 PM   #2
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try typing
in the terminal.or better type net nad then press tab key'll get all application names starting with net.

alternatively search in synaptics for"netzero".then click on it and go to will show all installed files.

hope this helps.

p.s.:i've read somewhere that we can create symbolic links.are they effectively like shortcuts?how do we do that in this case(to make a shortcut on cubdukat's desktop).
Old 08-16-2006, 02:16 PM   #3
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For experimentation sake, open a terminal window and and type "whereis netzero". If some directory names are displayed that will mean that an executable by that name exists. Now type "netzero" and see what happens.
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Have you tried to
locate netzero
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the launcher is in /root/Desktop, which I right clicked and sent to my desktop. I changed the group to me but I don't know if I had to actually do that or not yet. however java jre and javebin has to be installed for it to work. I've a thread going that im updating has I'm working out the bugs on this. I'm running xubuntu on an older system. I had to download the java runtime jre file and all its depends using my windows netzero and install them manually.
I then ran kppp and set my modem to /dev/modem which, right now i still have to do everytime I boot up. and then I edited /opt/nzclient/ to insert <ln /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem> as the second line. ttyS0 is the port my modem is attached to. IT's not perfect but it works.


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