|The Computer Underground, Inc.|
TCU supports Linux connectivity to the internet for QuickNetThe support for Linux at QuickNet will be a growing as Linux become more and more popular. Currently, RedHat is supported. We plan to support other Linux versions (like CalderaLite, Slackware, SUSE) in the future.
Currently, you may contact The Computer Underground at 485-0506. If staff are not available at the current time, please contact QuickNet. Mark Nielsen, the president of TCU, will be available at late nights and on weekends if other staff from TCU are not available. Mark may also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and he answers his e-mail daily.
In extreme situations where these instructions don't work, you may bring your computer into TCU and we will setup your computer for free to get it connected to QuickNet's services. NOTE: You must be using RedHat 5.0 or higher and you must have an internal ISA non Plug-And-Pray modem or an external non WinTel modem. Please setup an appointment with Mark if you need assistance.
Setting up ppp for RedHat LinuxOnly ISA non Plug-And-Pray modems are supported with Linux. A 56k non-WinTel modem will work. If you have questions about which type of modem you should buy, please contact The Computer UnderGround and we will provide you with an internal 56k modem for around $60 or an external modem for around $100.
After you have started your Linux computer as "root", start xwindows by logging into the console and then by entering "startx" at the prompt. A control panel should appear on your left hand side. If your control panel does not appear, then your xwindows session may not be working right, you haven't logged in as "root", or someone changed your xwindows settings.
Choosing your modemThe first option to choose in the control-panel is "Modem Configuration". There is a button that looks like a modem and if you leave your mouse over the button, it should display the title of the button. Next, click on the button to bring up the "Modem Configuration" menu. Choose the com port your modem is conencted to and then press "Ok". If you wanted to do it manually, you could do this -- FOR EXPERTS ONLY:
Setting up PPP using the ppp0 device in your control-panel
Letting non-root users use the modemNow if you want to let users activate and deactivate it,
My experiences with PPP in RedHat has been very good. Anytime there is no connection, it redials. This includes busy signals and when it gets disconnected. You have to wait about 10 seconds before it redials.
Other sources for ppp, slip, and roadrunnerI plan to have more info about how to setup stuff for ppp later.
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