Thomas W. Cranston
cranston_tom at asapchoice.com
Thu Jun 16 13:41:07 UTC 2005
Paul Howarth wrote:
> Thomas W. Cranston wrote:
>> I am Linux newbie. I am A+ certified (I know-big deal)
>> I just installed Fedora Core 3 2004-11-03. I used System Settings -
>> Network - Query - entered Password for root - Network Configuration -
>> My USR internal hardware Modem shows up as ppp0.
>> Nothing happens when I activate it. Its volume is set at very loud.
>> I can get out on the web using that machine, running Damm Small Linux
>> (DSL)form the CD player and RAM, so that tells me that there is not a
>> hardware problem.
>> I do not see any way to select authentication methods from the
>> Network Configuration. (PAP, Chat, or CHAP) I do not see an option to
>> configure my modem to .......S4 (comm 5) Where USR Modems usually
>> configure to. This is where I place it when running DSL. I find it
>> odd that a lot of Linux distros automatically configure the modem to
>> .....S0 (comm 1), as most hardware modems are USR (at least in this
>> part of the world), and they configure to ....S4. How do I make these
>> Now comes the big question
>> I tried tail -f /var/log/messages, and got permission denied.
>> I am assuming that I have root permissions, as I created a root
>> password during the installation, as well as a User name and a
>> password. I use my root password to use the network configuration
>> How do I log on as root?
>> I do not see anywhere to log on as root. After I boot up, I am asked
>> for my user name, and then my password. I do not see anywhere to log
>> on as root.
> You can log on as root by using the username "root" instead of your
> own username, and then enter root's password. However, this is
> generally a bad thing to do because it's easy to do lots of damage by
> making mistakes when running as root.
> Instead, you could open a terminal window in your regular session and
> enter the command "su -"; when prompted for the password, enter the
> root password. This will switch you to root for just that terminal
> window. You'll be able to run "tail -f /var/log/messages" in that window.
> You could also try the command-line program "wvdial" as an option for
> setting up an Internet connection.
I tried wvdial, and get Modem not responding.
The modem is automatically configured to /dev/ttyS0. It needs to be
configured to ttyS4. How do I do that?
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