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Re: Dialup




--- "Thomas W. Cranston" <cranston_tom asapchoice com>
wrote:

> Paul Howarth wrote:
> 
> > Thomas W. Cranston wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I am Linux newbie. I am A+ certified (I know-big
> deal)
> >>
> >> I just installed Fedora Core 3 2004-11-03. I used
> System Settings - 
> >> Network - Query - entered Password for root -
> Network Configuration - 
> >> My USR internal hardware Modem shows up as ppp0.
> >>
> >> Nothing happens when I activate it. Its volume is
> set at very loud.
> >>
> >> I can get out on the web using that machine,
> running Damm Small Linux 
> >> (DSL)form the CD player and RAM, so that tells me
> that there is not a 
> >> hardware problem.
> >>
> >> I do not see any way to select authentication
> methods from the 
> >> Network Configuration. (PAP, Chat, or CHAP) I do
> not see an option to 
> >> configure my modem to .......S4 (comm 5) Where
> USR Modems usually 
> >> configure to. This is where I place it when
> running DSL. I find it 
> >> odd that a lot of Linux distros automatically
> configure the modem to 
> >> .....S0 (comm 1), as most hardware modems are USR
> (at least in this 
> >> part of the world), and they configure to ....S4.
> How do I make these 
> >> choices?
> >>
> >> Now comes the big question
> >>
> >> I tried tail -f /var/log/messages, and got
> permission denied.
> >>
> >> I am assuming that I have root permissions, as I
> created a root 
> >> password during the installation, as well as a
> User name and a 
> >> password. I use my root password to use the
> network configuration 
> >> application.
> >>
> >> How do I log on as root?
> >>
> >> I do not see anywhere to log on as root. After I
> boot up, I am asked 
> >> for my user name, and then my password. I do not
> see anywhere to log 
> >> on as root.
> >
> >
> > You can log on as root by using the username
> "root" instead of your 
> > own username, and then enter root's password.
> However, this is 
> > generally a bad thing to do because it's easy to
> do lots of damage by 
> > making mistakes when running as root.
> >
> > Instead, you could open a terminal window in your
> regular session and 
> > enter the command "su -"; when prompted for the
> password, enter the 
> > root password. This will switch you to root for
> just that terminal 
> > window. You'll be able to run "tail -f
> /var/log/messages" in that window.
> >
> > You could also try the command-line program
> "wvdial" as an option for 
> > setting up an Internet connection.
> >
> > Paul.
> >
> logged on as root,& ran wvdial:
> 
> [root localhost -]# wvdial
> --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54.0
> --> Warning: section [Dialer DeFaults] does not
> exist in wvdial.conf.
> --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file of
> directory
> --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file of
> directory
> --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file of
> directory
> root localhost -]# wvdialconf
> Usage: wvdialconf ,configfile-name>
>             (create/update a wvdial.config file
> automatically)
> root localhost -]#
> 
> I again went to System Settings - Network - Query -
> entered Password for 
> root - Network Configuration - My USR internal
> hardware Modem shows up 
> as ppp0.
> 
> I will use caps inbetween the following message
> lines for my comments 
> for clarity, not shouting.
> 
> I got these messages:
> 
> June 13 18:07:15 localhost ifup-pppd started for
> choicenet on /dev/ttyS0 
> at 115200
> 
> AS I SUSPECTED, THE MODEM IS CONFIGURED AT ttyS0. IT
> NEEDS TO BE 
> CONFIGUED AT ttyS4
> 
> June 13 18:07:15 localhost pppd [3794]: pppd 2.4.2
> started by root,  uid 0
> June 13 18:07:16 localhost wvdial [3807]: WvDial:
> Intrnet dialer version 
> 1.54.0
> June 13 18:07:16 localhost wvdial [3807]:
> Initializing modem
> June 13 18:07:16 localhost wvdial [3807]: Sending:
> ATZ
> June 13 18:07:21 localhost wvdial [3807]: Sending
> ATQ0
> June 13 18:07:22 localhost wvdial [3807]:
> Re-Sending: ATZ
> June 13 18:07:27 localhost wvdial [3807]: Modem not
> responding.
> June 13 18:07:27 localhost pppd [3794]: Connect
> script failed
> June 13 18:07:28 localhost pppd [3794]: Exit
> 
> How do I use wvdial to get out on the web?
> 
> How do I use wvdialconf to configure my connection?
> 
> Or how do get fedora to properly configure my
> dialup?
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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To first use wvdial you need to create the default
configuration.  
If in doubt please read.
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/wvdial.html

as superuser
# su
psswd: ****
# wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf

You can also try KPPP, configure the settings and
query your modem till you hit it(find the modem port
ttyS*).
Try to dial from there

It will scan the ports and should find your modem.
Make sure that you know what your ISP asks for.  If
they assign automatic IP address or a static one. 
Also DNS nameservers and routers/routes.

Search through 
http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/
In case the above fails.  



Best Regards,

Antonio


		
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