[BL] BasLinux Digest, Vol 96, Issue 3

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Fri Mar 4 14:14:01 EST 2011


The BasicLinux I am using is at this link:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/baslinux/

 If there is another that will make this easier please provide a link
and I will use it.
I found a 2.something version but it required more resources that 3.5
and the Toshiba  T2400CS laptop I am setting up has only a 50 mhz
processor and 12 megs of ram. I can increase it to 24 if that would
make much difference.

The instructions I found were supposed to be generic,this is the link.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/ISP-Hookup-HOWTO.html

There is a PPP On and Off but it does not function-I have been busy at
work but asap I will try moving the modem to a different com port, I
assumed since there was serial port and a ps2 it would have to be 0 1
or 2 but I will try some more.
Thanks

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> Hi Steven:
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>   Yes, I am running BL3.
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>> Subject: [BL] Dial Up
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>> Hi Steven:
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>>    Thanks for the reply.
>> I have set up dialup in Linux before and I am using a serial modem, a
>> USRobotics external 33.6 that I flashed to 56k, it works fine in
>> Ubuntu 9.04 and several versions of Puppy Linux.
>>
>> I did edit the modem file and I added the DNS server numbers but there
>> were other files such as /etc/host.deny the instructions it said to
>> edit. My problem is that I am not real good with the command line. In
>> Ubuntu {as I am0  sure you know} you open a terminal and type sudo
>> gedit /etc/host.deny , in Puppy you type geany /etc/host.deny  or you
>> use the Rox Filer in Puppy and and open geany with the graphical
>> browser. I read that there are 2 editor in BasicLinux, one is Pico and
>> the other I do not remember but I could not bring them up.
>>
>> Also i don't know how to physically dial once I get those files edited
>> or if I need to install to the hard drive to save the configuration?
>> Sorry to be so dense .
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>> Thanks again!
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>> Forrest Charnock
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>> Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:41:04 -0600
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>> Thanks Sindi but the old laptop I am installing to does not have an
>> internal modem. The drivers might prove useful in the future . My main
>> interest in Basiclinux is to be able to give some old machines away to
>> old people who can't afford a new one to send email and play
>> solitaire-write letters etc. so if I could use the win modems it would
>> help ..
>> --
>> Forrest Charnock
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>> Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 18:01:41 +1300
>> From: baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
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>> Message from Steven
>> ===================
>> Forrest Charnock wrote:
>>>
>>> I have set up dialup in Linux before
>>
>> That will help.
>>
>>> and I am using a serial modem, a USRobotics
>>> external 33.6 that I flashed to 56k, it works
>>> fine in Ubuntu 9.04 and several versions of
>>> Puppy Linux.
>>
>> Excellent, no hardware issues then.
>>
>>> I did edit the modem file
>>
>> I assume by that you mean eznet.conf (the first
>> screen in pppsetup)
>>
>>> and I added the DNS server numbers
>>
>> The second screen in pppsetup.
>>
>>> but there were other files
>>
>> There are no other files to edit in pppsetup.
>>
>>> such as /etc/host.deny
>>
>> There is no host.deny file in BL3.
>>
>>> the instructions it said to edit.
>>
>> Which instructions?  The only instructions
>> from pppsetup say:
>> -----------------------------------
>> ppp-on    dials your ISP
>> links     starts browser
>> ppp-off   terminates PPP connection
>> -----------------------------------
>>
>> It sounds to me like the pppsetup you are
>> running is not the BL3 pppsetup.  I can
>> think of two possible reasons for this:
>> (1) you are not running BL3; or (2) you
>> have installed an add-on to BL3 that has
>> overwritten the BL3 pppsetup.
>>
>> If you give us some more details, we will
>> probably be able to figure out how to fix
>> this.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Steven
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