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raffi at linwin.com
Mon Jun 26 11:59:05 PDT 2000
On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Samuel E. Clark wrote:
> Hello All,
> I noticed everyone talking about how no one is mailing the list lately so
> I have come up with a question to ask you all. I think it is an easy one
> but we'll see.
> I'm using kppp, which from what I hear most people do not do but I've
> almost got it working for me so I'd like to take it the rest of the way.
I used to run my own script to connect to a Shiva dial-in box. When I
discovered KPPP I decided to give it a try and it worked. I use it ever
since. The main reasons are that you can set it up so that it redials if
the connection gets droped and a nice GUI graph that shows the activity
and speed on PPP line. It's also nice to know if the code you have on
the drive installed by default is usable. Even a single "keep connection"
is visible of the graph.
> Here is my dilemma. It dials fine and I hear all of the key noises that
> are associated with a modem dialing into a server, but then I get an error
> that comes with static on the the line and no further progress.
Any time you have problems look into /var/log directory. Most erros end up
in messages file unless you change default syslogd configuration
If I'm not mistaken you can open a "session monitor" or something like
that to show you the actions during dial-in and login attempt.
In case that KPPP fails I would try my old script first and see the error
messages from it in xterm.
> It says, "logging onto network." Now in windows this is easily fixed in
> the dial up properties under server types, but I have not yet found a
Linux is as easy if not easier to setup. Only a moron would keep
a setup icon and commands for dial-up connections in different location
than Control-panel where Networking icon is! Same function, what's the
difference? I know, a person cannot use logic to fix or setup things so
you need to "go to school to become a Certified Reboot Engineer" in order
to get things done.
I'm not at home and can't look into my setup but it took me just a few
minutes to find the setup part of KPPP and get it working. Look somewhere
in pulldown menu in KDE setup. By the way, Gnome and KDE are not very
logical when it comes to default selection from pulldown menus.
Fortunately we have powerful shells to go around that.
Try man kppp to get more info.
I even managed to have KDE mail tool pickup my mail from different remote
servers. It's a usable environment. If I could only get my Handspring
Visor working with Linux over USB ...
> similar setting to change in Linux. I'm sure this is an easy fix and I
> was going to check some postings, but I thought since you all seemed to
> want more questions, I'd give one to you.
> Samuel E. Clark
> G's Computing Solutions
> 39 The Square
> Bellows Falls, VT 05101
> Phone: (802)463-8193
> Fax: (802)463-2000
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