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Antonio Olivares wrote:
--- "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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>You can also try KPPP, configure the settings and
query your modem till you hit it(find the modem port
ttyS*).

>>where do I find KPPP?
Try to dial from there

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