[oclug][OT] Sympatico having issues?
shad.young at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 17 15:22:18 EST 2002
I just booted to MDK 9.0 to test out the network config. (I can not stay
long in Linux as I still have the old monitor and it took two weeks to coax
the color is back and I don't want to loose it again :) )
Couple of questions...
Are you making the configuration changes in MDK Control Center/internet and
network? If so, try to go down the list in MDK and find the services tab
(system entry in MDK Control?) and look about halfway down and ensure that
"network" is present and running, then check its properties and ensure it's
toggled to start automatically. If it is not present see my last line below.
If this fails, and you are in a user shell and using passwd manager to su,
then do a direct login as "root" and try again, as it seems that the su
looses its pointer in tmp and the file is not written.
If that still fails, login to the root account again and use KDE SySV init
editor or the TK one, they should be installed, or you can install it from
disk three I believe.
If neither of these two things work, let me know and I will teach you how to
manually modify the files and create the appropriate symbolic links.
----- Original Message -----
From: "GR Gaudreau" <transop at sympatico.ca>
To: "OCLUG List" <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [oclug][OT] Sympatico having issues?
> > > [gr] Actually, Dave, I haven't even got a pppoe package installed.
> > [dave]
> > Did you find that by 'rpm -qa | grep pppoe'? I don't think that'll turn
> > anything up unless you have installed the rp packages.
> > I don't think Sympatico uses dhcp at all, but I could be wrong. When I
> > first installed MDK-8.2, rp-pppoe wasn't automatically installed;
> > Mandrake's own utility was offered. I decided to use rp-pppoe and
> > stopped using the Mandrake thing (it was big and ugly; rp-pppoe is
> > practically invisible). I don't remember what it's called and can't
> > find it.
> [gr] A techie at Sympatico once told me that I should leave the dhcp
> daemon running in win2k, as it works in assigning the dynamic IP.
> However, that's beside the point I've been trying to make, howbeit
> unsuccessfully: I don't need to run pppoe with a router, and maybe not
> even dhcpd either. It's my understanding that the router takes care of
> those things. All I wanted to know what how to get the network up
> automatically at boot-up.
> > [dave]
> > If I'm right about Sympatico and pppoe, I imagine you'll have to
> > configure Mandrake's thing to start on boot-up, either by tinkering with
> > it, or maybe with your runlevels (ksysv is a GUI tool for that). If you
> > install rp-pppoe, I think it's 'adsl-setup' that you'll need to run, and
> > it will take care of bringing up a link at bootup.
> [gr] I don't need to install pppoe. My network connection has been
> running successfully without it since I installed Mandrake 9.0. However,
> a few days ago my network connection was brought up automatically at
> boot-up, but for some reason it isn't anymore. I have to do it through
> the Mandrake Control Center. This is, to say the least, a pain in the
> When the Mandrake Control Center writes network data which I write in
> and/or change, say in the Network & Internet/Connection section of the
> Control Center, where does it write it? What config file (probably in
> /etc) gets the data I write in or change? If I knew where and which file
> it was, I could look at it and change the necessary data to bring the
> network up at boot-up.
> I may have been wrong about having to have the dhcp daemon running.
> Perhaps the router takes care of that too. All I want to do is find the
> file responsible for bringing up my network connection at boot-up. Sorry
> if I didn't make myself clearer.
> GR Gaudreau
> "Half the lies they told me aren't true!"
> ~ Yogi Berra
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