KDE Live CD did not work

Hello, I have been using Suse for many years. And had 9.3, 10.1 and 10.3 before.

But this time, I was very disappointed!

I have a new computer and downloaded the KDE Live CD(Downloaded the CD only a few days ago). But many important packages were not included, like for instance:

Linux-atm
wvdial
kppp

and so on.

As a result, was obviously unable to connect to the Internet with my DSL.

Really hope that somebody will do something about it. As myself I hadn’t started using Suse if my first CD had been so bad.

Greetings!

Hello, I have been using Suse for many years. And had 9.3, 10.1 and 10.3 before.

But this time, I was very disappointed!

I have a new computer and downloaded the KDE Live CD(Downloaded the CD only a few days ago). But many important packages were not included, like for instance:

Linux-atm
wvdial
kppp

and so on.

As a result, was obviously unable to connect to the Internet with my DSL.

Really hope that somebody will do something about it. As myself I hadn’t started using Suse if my first CD had been so bad.

Greetings!

Sorry you had such a problem schwarzwaldh2011. I don’t use DSL, but I did find the following suggestion:

As a workaround try to configure your DSL connection (in the terminal) with:
sudo pppoeconf
The connection can be started with
sudo pon dsl-provider
and stopped with
sudo poff dsl-provider

I could not find the program Linux-atm, not sure how you get it. The package wvdial can be installed from terminal with the command sudo zypper install wvdial. To install kapp, use the command sudo zypper install kapp. Like many such issues, it might be best to connect somehow using a hardwired connection some were first. This catch 22 can also happen with wireless connections. I can say that if you had downloaded the DVD and not a liveCD, a lot more software is there and might exist on the DVD, though I am not sure as I do not use DSL myself.

Thank You,

On 08/21/2011 04:06 PM, schwarzwaldh2011 wrote:
>
> Hello, I have been using Suse for many years. And had 9.3, 10.1 and 10.3
> before.
>
> But this time, I was very disappointed!
>
> I have a new computer and downloaded the KDE Live CD(Downloaded the CD
> only a few days ago). But many important packages were not included,
> like for instance:
>
> Linux-atm
> wvdial
> kppp
>
> and so on.
>
> As a result, was obviously unable to connect to the Internet with my
> DSL.
>
> Really hope that somebody will do something about it. As myself I
> hadn’t started using Suse if my first CD had been so bad.

The problem is the size of a CD. Adding more stuff only results in a CD that
cannot be burned. Those only work on virtual CD drives.

On 08/21/2011 11:06 PM, schwarzwaldh2011 wrote:

> As a result, was obviously unable to connect to the Internet with my
> DSL.

i don’t understand…because DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is what my
phone company sells me, and my downloaded KDE Live found mine, hooked up
and away we go…easy-peasy…

no kppp, wvdial required (i have no idea what linux-atm is)…

now if you meant to type ISDN, that is a different horse, and it does
require an ISDN modem (rather than a DSL modem, and also different from
a pots modem)…

do you have isdn??

but, you are right: the Live CD is a VERY truncated set of
software…you probably need to install from the DVD, while plugged into
your ISDN (and with the pass/id you will need to access the net via your
ISP’s modem bank)

on the other hand, if you actually have DSL then it should “just work”
no dialing needed (via kppp, wvdial or any other kind of dialer–not
required as there is no “dialing” involved)

> Really hope that somebody will do something about it. As myself I
> hadn’t started using Suse if my first CD had been so bad.

is this fud? sure fits the pattern i’ve seen over and over: long long
LONG time “Suse” user who . . .


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

Unfortunately, I noticed that quite some people have this problem as well:

11.3 > 11.4 YaST, DSL, linux-atm-lib

linux-atm-lib para OpenSuse 11.4

Very often it is advised to change line 571 of /usr/share/YaST2/modules/DSL.ycp into:

return “smpppd”, “ppp”, “pptp”, “libatm1”];

And I don’t remember all the packages. But I guess that me too, I had to install “smpppd” and “qinternet”. Basically, it would have been impossible to connect to the Internet with this LiveCD?

Anyway, thanks for your answers!