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Old 10-30-2005, 10:01 AM   #1
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Ubuntu live cd and internet issues


Hello, I am trying to use the Ubuntu LiveCD (5.04) but there is a small issue. I can't connect to the internet (I have a dialup connection) by using the graphical tool since it does not support disabling "wait for dial tone before dialing". Which configuration file should I change and which line should I modify to get it working?

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:54 AM   #2
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Dialup and Hoary is interesting.
I got mine going by editing wvdial.conf (I had to create it) and invoking from the commandline.

You have a dialup connection with no dialtone?
 
Old 10-31-2005, 01:09 PM   #3
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Dialup and Hoary is interesting.
I got mine going by editing wvdial.conf (I had to create it) and invoking from the commandline.

You have a dialup connection with no dialtone?
Yes, my modem refuses to connect unless the "wait for dial tone before dialing" feature is disabled but I see no such feature in Hoary. Nevertheless I managed to connect by manually creating the wvdial.conf file

If anyone else has the same problem insert the "ATX3" string into an init field of wvdial.conf (you can create it by typing "wvdialconf") and it should work fine.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 03:43 AM   #4
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If anyone else has the same problem insert the "ATX3" string into an init field of wvdial.conf (you can create it by typing "wvdialconf") and it should work fine.
The man pages for wvdial and wvdial.conf will explain what to set and provide an example which can be copied over. Some folk will have to set the "stupid" mode.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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The man pages for wvdial and wvdial.conf will explain what to set and provide an example which can be copied over. Some folk will have to set the "stupid" mode.
When I say "the same problem" I mean being unable to connect due to the lack of the "wait for dial tone before dialing" feature in the graphical tool.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 03:26 AM   #6
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LinuxSeeker said:When I say "the same problem" I mean being unable to connect due to the lack of the "wait for dial tone before dialing" feature in the graphical tool.
Yes - I understood that.
I didn't mean to be insulting... or whatever...
Let me explain...

You can work around your problem by editing the wvdial.conf file and invoking it directly - as you have stated in post #3. The X3 flag is in addition to the manual - well done.

If people would like to understand what they are doing by following your advise, then the man pages are most helpful.

If they do not mind doing things they don't understand, then they'll disregard the message. The note was included because many people will assume that the man pages will be too horribly technical to understand. I would like to disabuse them of this notion in this particular case.

A common problem running wvdial scripts comes from wvdial being too smart: some folk have to tell it to be stupid. Wether or not you need to do this, in addition to disabling "wait for dialtone", I don't know. I was directing this to "some folk" who may have searched into this thread with a similar problem where this may be relevant.

As a public forum, it is sometimes a good idea to remember that others will be reading this - perhaps years down the line.

Perhaps I'm just being over-pedantic.
Ho-hum...

peace.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 10:32 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Simon Bridge
Yes - I understood that.
I didn't mean to be insulting... or whatever...
Let me explain...

You can work around your problem by editing the wvdial.conf file and invoking it directly - as you have stated in post #3. The X3 flag is in addition to the manual - well done.

If people would like to understand what they are doing by following your advise, then the man pages are most helpful.

If they do not mind doing things they don't understand, then they'll disregard the message. The note was included because many people will assume that the man pages will be too horribly technical to understand. I would like to disabuse them of this notion in this particular case.

A common problem running wvdial scripts comes from wvdial being too smart: some folk have to tell it to be stupid. Wether or not you need to do this, in addition to disabling "wait for dialtone", I don't know. I was directing this to "some folk" who may have searched into this thread with a similar problem where this may be relevant.

As a public forum, it is sometimes a good idea to remember that others will be reading this - perhaps years down the line.

Perhaps I'm just being over-pedantic.
Ho-hum...

peace.
I didn't mean to sound angry, I just assumed you misunderstood my previous messages and therefore I tried to explain it again.

I totally agree with you. The point is not only to help new users migrate to Linux but to teach them the Linux philosophy as well
 
Old 12-02-2005, 06:25 PM   #8
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What About Internet on 5.10 LIVE CD?

I've read that Internet on Hoary can be tricky, but I run Badger (5.10).

When it boots, I see the configure DHCH dialog, but it does not connect to
my ISP. Tried configuring my Ethernet to use DHCP and still get nothing.

Any tips on how to configure DSL?

Thanks


-s
 
Old 12-17-2005, 02:38 PM   #9
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WvDial and Desktop?

hi! first-time post from someone who has just changed to ubuntu linux...

i got my dialup connection working in ubuntu, using WvDial... the PPP/Modems interface on the ubuntu desktop didn't work for me because i have to use the option "do not wait for dialtone". now i open a terminal window, type wvdial, and it connects.

my question: how can i do this from the desktop environment, ie without having to open a terminal window and typing? ideally i would like to have an icon that i can click on the status bar, where the clock is. (or how can i modify the icon that shows the transmission on the PPP link, in the top right corner, such that i can click on it to connect and disconnect the dialup, using the wvdial settings?)

thanks for advice! best wishes -

. . . Christian
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:30 AM   #10
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Launcher

Right click on the desktop, and click create launcher. Put in whatever name you want then put the command in the command box check the run in terminal box, and you should be ready to go. You might have to create 2 icons if you have different commands to connect and disconnect.
 
  


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