Ok I finally got my Linux working now. But I cant seem to connect to the internet. When I dial it makes all the right sounds, but then disconnects all of a sudden? Then my firend said to try this: echo noauto>> /etc/ppp/options as root. But when I did that, now it doesnt even make the connecting noises. ??? Help. :)
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Need more info...which distribution are you using? Different distros handle pp in different ways.

kinger2000Author Commented:
Oh sorry I have redhat6.1 I got it from cheap bytes, I have no manual. And if it matters I have win98. And they are on dual boot. So I can get to both.
Do you have X installed? If so, do you have KPPP installed? if not, try installing that and using that.
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kinger2000Author Commented:
Ok I am not experianced with linux. Sorry. Trying to learn. I have I think X, that is the startx thing right? I am not sure about kppp or not.?
How have you been trying to connect?

try using wvdial and wvdialconf.
If you got RedHat 6.1 it's likely you have it.

although at first you need to be root to make a connection, there are ways around this.
same problem arises with any other program like kppp etc.
Make ur files like below:
/etc/ppp/options:(single line)


I assume u have installed dip or else u can do it now..check with #whereis dip
create a script file say dip.scr
having these lines

port ttySX(instead of X put ur port no)
get $local
mode PPP

Now execute this program .. as
dip dip.scr
when its ready for command give the following commands
ATZ (u can also try ATX)
ATM1L1 (to enable sound)
ATDT32132131(the number is ur isp ph no)
then it will ask for login and password
enter those and press

and u r connected to network..:)

kinger2000Author Commented:
I am TOTALY NEW at linux all that did was confuse me. SORRY! :( Explain in enlgish so to speak?
If you chose to install KDE, you will have a shortcut (link in unix terms) in your Gnome menu in the section : KDE menus : Internet : kppp. This will start up kppp. You are close about X, but not exactly on the ball. X basically is the graphics server. You run a window manager(Enlightenment)  on top of it. startx is a script that invokes all these without your having to do it manually. I am not familiar with dip, but it appears to be a connecting program, like kppp. kppp is quite easy to configure. I have the same problem with the default dialler (wvdial), but kppp works just fine.
kinger2000Author Commented:
What was that?


doesn't make sense

kinger2000Author Commented:
I didnt f'ing type that! EE must of messed up, i said, I dont know much and I didnt understand what he said.!???D?
You mentioned that you're using RH6.1

New to Red Hat Linux 6.1 is RP3, the Red Hat PPP Dialer utility which can make easy work of connecting to the Internet.

I don't know which GUI you are using so simply launch RP3 from the command prompt by typing /usr/bin/rp3.

The Choose an Interface dialog will appear. If you don't already have devices configured, you'll see the Add New Internet Connection dialog. If there are devices detected, such as your modem, you can simply choose a listed device so that the application is running on the Panel or the desktop. Once the application is running, right-click on the application to open the options menu and select Configure PPP...

Next, type your root password when you're prompted and click the OK button to continue to the opening screen for the Add
New Internet Connection tool.

To proceed, select the Next button; to quit the utility without making any changes or additions, use the Cancel button. You can cancel without saving changes at any time throughout the process; you can also return to a previously completed screen by using the Back button.

Your next task is to configure a modem. RP3 will try to automatically detect a modem on your system. Regardless of its success, you'll find a modem configuration dialog.

In the modem settings dialog, you can specify the location of your modem, its highest baud rate, your preference regarding the volume of the call and whether to use touch tone dialing.

If you know that your modem is attached to COM2 under Windows, for example, its location in Linux will be /dev/ttyS1.

Here is a comparison of serial line names in MS-DOS (and Windows) and Linux:

     COM1 = /dev/ttyS0
     COM2 = /dev/ttyS1
     COM3 = /dev/ttyS2
     COM4 = /dev/ttyS3

The next screens will just ask you to enter the name and phone number of your ISP, and your user name. If you're satisfied with your entries, click Finish to create the account; if you want to modify the information, select the Back button to go to a previous screen.  

Once you have configured your PPP account, start RP3 (right-click on the Panel => Add applet => Network => RH PPP

When the application starts, you'll be asked to select which interface you want to activate; choose the name of the PPP
service you created. Next, the application will start by showing you the monitor for the connection.

To begin your online session, left-click on the monitor and, in the dialog which asks whether you want to start the interface,select Yes. (You can also right-click on the monitor, then drag your cursor to the Connect to... entry showing your ISP account name.)

Similar to the procedure for connecting, you can disconnect to end your online session by left-clicking on the monitor, then choosing Yes to stop the interface. (Also, you can use the Disconnect from... entry by right-clicking on the monitor.)

Good luck.

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