[CLUG] Internet conection with Linux
kevinbartlett at eircom.net
Mon Apr 24 23:46:27 IST 2000
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie>
To: Kevin Bartlett <kevinbartlett at eircom.net>
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [CLUG] Internet conection with Linux
> On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Kevin Bartlett wrote:
> > HELP!
> > Can someone tellme in plian English how on earth I connectup to the
> > internet?
> > I have installed Red Hat 6.1,
> What desktop are you running, Gnome or KDE?
> > and I have a 3Com external modem. the modem
> > is working and I have managed to get it to dialout to the Eircom.net
> Using what? The KDE dialler is called kppp; I don't know what Gnome
> uses. How do you know you have made a connection to Eircom? If you set
> your internet-connection program (kppp or whatever Gnome uses) to
> "debug" then it will log its activities in /var/log/messages, so you
> can use tail in a command window to see what's happening. Eg right now
> if I do this, it says:
> $ tail /var/log/messages
> Apr 24 22:07:18 pentacle pppd: Hangup (SIGHUP)
> Apr 24 22:07:18 pentacle pppd: Modem hangup
> Apr 24 22:07:18 pentacle pppd: Connection terminated.
> Apr 24 22:07:19 pentacle pppd: Exit.
> Apr 24 22:07:51 pentacle pppd: pppd 2.3.5 started by peter, uid 500
> Apr 24 22:07:52 pentacle pppd: Using interface ppp0
> Apr 24 22:07:52 pentacle pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/cua1
> Apr 24 22:08:02 pentacle pppd: Remote message:
> Apr 24 22:08:02 pentacle pppd: local IP address 188.8.131.52
> Apr 24 22:08:02 pentacle pppd: remote IP address 184.108.40.206
> which means my connection died (actually it timed out, I was away
> having coffee) and auto-redialled at 22.07.51 and it shows the IP
> address assigned to me by Esat's server.
> I can walk you through kppp (and through netcfg or linuxconf, which is
> what the old RH5 used to use) but I don't use Gnome so I don't know
> what their internet-connection program is called.
> > BUT! I can not get Netscape to work.
> What error message does it give you?
Did I for get to mention that I am using the KDE desktop? Sorry! And the
error message was posted to CLUG around 20 minutes ago. (What that means is
I can't be botherd to type it all out again!)
As for all of the above,???????
So if you want to walk me through setting up my internet conection, then I
would Gladly take you up on that offer.
Thanks for the help so far,
Kevin B ;-)
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