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Re: Dialup -tabla rasa



Alexander Dalloz wrote:
Am Di, den 28.06.2005 schrieb Thomas W. Cranston um 22:17:

  
I went over my notes and discovered that they were not as complete as 
needed to be. As a result I decided to reinstall FC3, and get a fresh start.

I first used the network configuration application to configure the 
dialup. This time the modem came up as ttyS4.

I got mesage:Cannot activate network device xxxxxxxx Failed to activate 
xxxxxxx with error 8

Logged on yyyyyy localhost, I opened a terminal and entered the command 
tail -f /var/log/messages, and got cannot open tail -f /var/log/messages 
for reading: Permission denied

Someone suggested that I log on to a terminal as Su_-. I entered Su_- at 
the command line and got: bash:Su_- command not found

Did they mean that I reboot, and enter Su_- at user name prompt?

How and where do I invoke Su_-?
    

It is "su -"! No underscore, "-" is an option and is the short for of
"-l" (-> man su). And on Linux it matters whether you use lower or
capital letters.

  
I understand that it is not wise to make changes to wvdial logged on as 
root!

I then entered wvdial and got
-->WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54.0
-->Warning: section[Dialer Defaults] does not exist in wvdial.conf.
-->cannot open /dev/modem: Device or resource busy
-->cannot open /dev/modem: Device or resource busy
-->cannot open /dev/modem: Device or resource busy
    

You need to create a symlink: ln -s /dev/ttySX /dev/modem  (where X is
the number of the serial device).

  
I logged out, and then tried to log in, entering Su_- at Username

That did not work, so I logged in as root.

I then entereed wvdial, and got:
-->WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54.0
-->Warning: section[Dialer Defaults] does not exist in wvdial.conf.
-->cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
-->cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
-->cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory

I then entered: /etc/wvdial.conf , and got:
bash: /etc/wvdial.conf: Permission denied
/etc/wvdial.conf
How can I execute the command /etc/wvdial.conf with out getting 
permission denied? I am assuming that since that I am logged on as 
root localhost that I would have the permission.
    

vim /etc/wvdial.conf

It is a configuration file you need to open with an editor. It is
nothing to execute.

  
Is there a way to log onto a terminal as super user, while I am logged 
on as xxxx localhost?
    

See above.

Alexander


  
How do I edit
vim /etc/wvdial.conf?

it seems to be in a read only state

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