Thread: using dsl linux
March 29th, 2009, 11:44 AM #21
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Try username = "ubuntu" and the password = blank
April 2nd, 2009, 04:08 PM #22
I installed it on my hard drive (couldn't figure out the password before you posted) and I'm trying to figure out how to setup a dialup connection. All the sites I looked up said I have to go to the systems tab at the top then go to administration then network or networking, but neither network or networking is there, Instead I get network tools
its ubuntu 64bit if you can help.
April 15th, 2009, 10:12 AM #23
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/edit - did a lot of research and had a lot to change
I can help you with this, but it's going to take a little bit of work, just warning you. Nothing hard, and i'll do my best to not just give steps but explain a little bit about linux to you on the way. I know this post seems long, but I'm including a LOT of extra explanation. It's really only 2 or 3 steps.
The simple answer is the latest network manager (nm) in ubuntu no longer supports dial up. To use dialup you have to install "gnome ppp" The quickest and easiest way to do this is to bring your computer to a friends house who had broadband, plug it in, and install "gnome ppp" from add/remove programs. It'll be much faster, and then you can also run your updates which should be fairly extensive, because the distro you're using is at least 6 months old. This is old for ubuntu because they release a new version every 6 months and they should be releasing a new version in 7 days i believe. Don't worry, even though you'll be 1 version back it'll still be supported till about this time next year.
They alternate between regular releases (supported for a year and a half) and long term releases (supported for 3 years). You're using a regular release from about oct 08 so it should be supported till april 2010. The one coming out in a few days will be a long term release support till april 2012. I recommend playing with the version of ubuntu you have, even if you want to upgrade in a month or two (either way this can be a hell of a learning experience, making your next install much easier).
Now software for ubuntu is packaged in what are called .deb files. These are kinda like .msi files from windows. The only catch is that sometimes they have dependencies, meaning you need other programs/librares (also packed in debs) installed first. When you're online this is all done for you, you pick the program you want and it'll install all the dependencies you need for you.
On my system, I checked and I had all the dependencies installed for gnome ppp already installed. Hopefully they'll be installed for you too! Here's how to check.
In ubuntu, run system -> admin -> synaptic. This is a more advanced tool for installing programs and libraries. Not quite as friendly as the regular add/remove, but much more powerful. Look for the program called "gnome-ppp". You'll want to right click it and "mark for installation". Now, normally you'd just click apply, and it would download and install everything for you, but without an internet connection, obviously that wont' work. What you need to do next is click file-> generate package download script. This will give you a list of files you need to download.
OPTION 1 - only 1 file listed
If it just lists the one file like I have, save the text file on your windows partition, then reboot into windows, open the text file back up in notepad, and copy/paste the link into your browser. that'll download the .deb file you need! Once it's downloaded in windows, boot back into linux, find it on your windows drive, and just double click it. This will run the installer.
OPTION 2 - more than 1 file
you can choose to do option 1 for every file listed, or you can email me the file. pm me for my email. I'll just run the download script and package all the files into a tar file (like zip in windows). Then i'll put it on the web so you can download them under windows all in one shot (still a big download but it saves you from having to hunt and peck for them all over the place!). If this is the case, the download will include directions on how to install them all (again through synaptic).
Once there, you can see the following website for instructions on how to use the program.
Setting up Dial-up connection in Ubuntu -- Debian Admin
if you're interested, open up synaptic (system -> admin -> synaptic) and mark the package called gnome-ppp for install. Once that's done, click file -> generate package download script.
On my system it's just 1 .deb file to download. I've already installed a lot of crap so there may be more than you need, that I just happened to already install for something else.
Last edited by sr71000; April 15th, 2009 at 10:38 AM. Reason: lots of new info
April 19th, 2009, 06:22 PM #24
that is the best answer I've had about ubuntu since I got it, Google would give me answers for older versions and the linux forums aren't very active. Thanks for the help sr71000.
April 20th, 2009, 11:42 PM #25
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I remember being where you were not that long ago. I didn't think I'd ever understand ubuntu, never mind being able to help others with it. lol. What ubuntu forums did you use? I usually use ubuntuforums.org but that site tends to be SO big that you easily get lost in the hustle. Here it may take a day or two to get a response but usually someone comes along with at least an idea, if not an answer! let me know if it works for you!
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