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I am EXTREMELY new to Linux. I know my ISP supports Linux connections, but I don't know how to connect to it...
Can somebody please explain the setup script- but in plain English, not fancy computer talk? I have X Windows and Red Hat Linux- if it matters. Thanks
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by:aszure
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Get the program ezppp it is easy to use
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by:ciris
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Where do I get it? How do I use it?
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I found it, but it is in tar.gz form. How do I make it executable?
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by:gavriep
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You use 'tar xfz file.tar.gz'.
This gives you a bunch of files with either an executable among them, or a README!
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I get too many errors when I try to uncompress it. It seems to partially uncompress- but I still can't get it to work. Any other suggestions?
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look for a file called
ppp-on
and
ppp-off
these are your files needed to connect to your isp
they are located at /etc/ppp/scripts
if u don't have that
get the latest pppd deamon off sunsite.unc.edu
and there should be a scripts in there
then just modify your account name and password on ppp-on
then chmod u+x ppp-on
and do ./ppp-on every time u want to go to the internet
if u got problems email me at
jeff@kaibigan.com
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by:jetx
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btw, redhat has a configuration menu called netcfg which u should run in X-Windows
try that there's an option there to add ppp accounts or dialup account for your isp
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