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    Default How to install smppd for the modem

    First question

    I have installed 10.3 with GNOME onto my machine, which went ok. I am using dialup. The modem was recognised during installed. When attempting to configure it for my ISP, an error message states "smpppd needs to be installed". Option is to select contiune, then it states its reading installed packages, followed by another message stating "required packages could not be installed".

    Where can I get smppd and how is it installed ?

    Second question
    Is KDE better to use or setup for the modem ?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: How to install smppd for the modem

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadexample View Post
    First question

    I have installed 10.3 with GNOME onto my machine, which went ok. I am using dialup. The modem was recognised during installed. When attempting to configure it for my ISP, an error message states "smpppd needs to be installed". Option is to select contiune, then it states its reading installed packages, followed by another message stating "required packages could not be installed".

    Where can I get smppd and how is it installed ?

    Second question
    Is KDE better to use or setup for the modem ?

    Thanks
    On the first question: you probably need to enable the wider range of repositories in Yast and then try again. In Yast --> Software --> Community repositories you tick what you need with these ywo cautions:
    1: unless you are expert, don't tick any "build service"
    2: do enable at least main repo oss, main repo non oss, main update, packman, videolan.

    Second question: I think so, others think not
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    Default Re: How to install smppd for the modem

    If you installed 10.3 from the DVD then you find it on the DVD. I think it is not on the CD.

    An Alternative would be to use the Webpin Service.

    Webpin

    and search for smpppd
    You will also find a One-Click install there.

    After installation you also need to add the smpppd to the service which are started at boot.

    Code:
    chkconfig --add smpppd
    you need to root priviledges to run this

    Then you should see the different Runlevel 0-6 with either on or off - it should at least be on in Runlevel 3 and 5

    Make also sure that you have kinternet installed.

    But lots depends on your dialup modem - is it internal or external
    You can find more information at

    linmodems.org

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    Default Re: How to install smppd for the modem

    Its a one click install . . . but I need to be on the Net for that :-\

    But I did select the Install option and then chose save instead of install, but that only saved a link to the file. Can I get the file from anywhere else ? And once downloaded, how are they installed ie doubleclicking ?

    I have the CD vice the DVD. Modem is a Motorola SM56 Data Fax modem, internal.

    Thanks

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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: How to install smppd for the modem

    mrbadexample schrieb:
    > Where can I get smppd and how is it installed ?


    It's part of the regular distribution, so whatever you installed
    openSUSE from should also contain smpppd.

    > Second question
    > Is KDE better to use or setup for the modem ?


    Purely a matter of taste, IMHO.

    HTH
    T.

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    Tilman Schmidt
    Phoenix Software GmbH
    Bonn, Germany

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    Tom Millican NNTP User

    Default Re: How to install smppd for the modem

    I also use dial-up and vaguely remember similar problems. You might search
    for something that provides smpppd (I'm using kinternet with gnome if it
    helps) instead of something called smpppd.
    You can use wvdial from the terminal as an alternative. It has a config file
    for you to put your ISP information in. wvdial is also useful for adding
    the nvidia driver as you often have to be out of the graphical interface to
    add the driver. If I would use kinternet and connect, then init 3 to leave
    the gui, my connection would close. For that matter, you should also be
    able to use wvdial with gnome, kde or whatever you're using, but I haven't
    tried it yet.


    mrbadexample wrote:

    >
    > Its a one click install . . . but I need to be on the Net for that :-\
    >
    > But I did select the Install option and then chose save instead of
    > install, but that only saved a link to the file. Can I get the file
    > from anywhere else ? And once downloaded, how are they installed ie
    > doubleclicking ?
    >
    > I have the CD vice the DVD. Modem is a Motorola SM56 Data Fax modem,
    > internal.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >



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