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Postby acraigon » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:49 am

I have always wanted to use Debian because of the amount of software that comes with the distribution but I always find reasons not to use it as my main Linux distro. My main distro at the moment is minislack which is great. The debian release I received with the magazine this month loaded easily. When I went to connect to the internet I found I had to load wvdial to get it working. After doing this and inputting telephone numbers the program dialled out connected and then died. What am I doing wrong :?: I have a serial modem on /dev/ttsy0 which is recognised by wvdial. The same details input to the slackware pppsetup program allows connection seamlessly.
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Postby argcargv » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:16 am

As I have never used dialup (only dsl/cable) im not to sure about dialup. However I wouldn't rely on programs like that to make your internet connection. Take the time to read up on ppp and configure it accordingly. Then you can connect by doing something similar to: ppp -ddial isp

Have a look at http://www.linuxdoc.org/ for more information.

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Postby jjmac » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:45 pm

deb on the dvd/cd ... i'm in Aus and the mag isn't here yet so i'm wondering...

Which version of deb is it ?

wvdial is a reliable program, it fronts for ppp

Show the config for your current wvdial, how does the ppp config on your slack differ. With out the post hows to know ?

diffs/examples please, for
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/etc/ppp/*
/etc/resolv.conf
/etc/wvdial.conf


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Postby Birdman » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:53 pm

jjmac wrote:Which version of deb is it ?


3.1
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Postby fingers99 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:03 pm

Make sure you're a member of the dialout and dip groups in /etc/group.

If that doesn't do it, try running pppconfig and then using pon to connect and poff to disconnect.
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Postby hyperdaz » Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:21 pm

3.1 or 3.1a????
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Postby nelz » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:18 pm

3.1.
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Debian Version

Postby acraigon » Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:21 am

The version of Debian I have is the Debian Sarge stable release which has been getting worked on for the past three years. So I assume that is 3.1.
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Thanks

Postby acraigon » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:03 am

Thanks to those who replied. I appear to have resolved the problem by putting nameserver addresses in /etc/resolv.conf.
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RE: Thanks

Postby jjmac » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:11 am

figures (grin) :). I did the same a couple of months ago ... :roll:



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