Thread: Redhat 8.0 Help with dsl
June 4th, 2004, 09:57 PM #1
Redhat 8.0 Help with dsl
Alright i know im probably making this harder than it should be but i cant find any info on this, Ok i have redhat 8.0 and i have verizon dsl. Verizon doesnt require me to login to use dsl but redhat's dsl setup makes you suppy a username and password so it wont work. I also tried that rp-ppoe prog with no success. Any ideas?
June 4th, 2004, 10:04 PM #2
are you sure there's no username or password, that's really strange, as anyone with a dsl connection to the telco could login to a verizon service, possibly upgrading their service speeds at the same time.
June 4th, 2004, 11:11 PM #3
June 4th, 2004, 11:42 PM #4
fill in the username and password, gleaned from the account activation
process when you installed the verizon CD
this howto applies to unixware, but it seems you should have a username and password.
/edit/ found this too, sounds like you may have dhcp
2. Find out if you are assigned your IP by DHCP or PPPoE. PPPoE is for verizon east customers. This includes all New England states, NY, PA, MD, NJ, VA, and half of WV. DHCP is for verizon west customers, this includes everyone else. If you are assigned an IP by DHCP, Dont worry, you might have a serious problem maybe twice and 90% of the time all it takes for a recovery is a quick power cycle of your equipment. This is becuase DHCP requires no secure authentication. PPPoE on the other hand does and will cause more problems than you want to deal with
Last edited by paul9; June 4th, 2004 at 11:51 PM.
June 5th, 2004, 12:52 AM #5
hey thanks paul, for some reason,unlike redhat, mandrake reconizes my dsl automatically, i dont have to do anything, so im thinkin maybe i will just stick with it. Thanks!
June 5th, 2004, 12:58 AM #6
a newer version of rh may have helped, but personally, i prefer mandrake, too.
June 5th, 2004, 09:47 PM #7
Hey thanks for helping paul, but all i had to do was install the correct nvidia driver, guess i overlooked that part or forgot.
June 5th, 2004, 10:18 PM #8
Allright, now i have a new question if anyone can help me. I am trying to get my sound to work now but the soundcard detector says its not activated. Also it says make sure you have rights to /dev/mixer/. Can anyone help? BTW i have a nforce2 mobo with integrated sound, i think ac'97? I'll have to check.
June 7th, 2004, 06:16 PM #9
mandrake 10 works out of the box with my nforce mobo, sound and lan. try using your root account for setting up the hardware.
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