On Sat, 18 Apr 2009, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.linux.networking, in
>I added the word dump to /etc/ppp/options but don't know where to look
>from there. Does that create a log file somewhere I can look at?
What it _should_ do is to provide output to the place where you are running
the command (stdout), but I guess Kinternet is stealing that device.
Become root, and _move_ the file /etc/syslog.conf to a safe spot, and make
a copy of it:
mv /etc/syslog.conf /etc/syslog.conf.original
cp /etc/syslog.conf.original /etc/syslog.conf
Now add the following line to /etc/syslog.conf (you have to be root to do
this as well) using your favorite editor:
and then check that your editing has ONLY added that one line:
[compton ~]$ diff /etc/syslog.conf.original /etc/syslog.conf
The '19a20' may show different numbers, as 'diff' is telling that the
only difference in those two files is the addition of line 20 which
says mumble, mumble, and so on. As long as this is the ONLY change
you make, we're fine. If you*up, you can run that 'cp' command
again, to copy the original back. Once you've got this line added,
tell the syslog daemon to re-read the configuration file
killall -HUP sysklogd
and then run Kinternet. This should put data into the file you've
identified (/tmp/some.file.name). After you're finished with this
task, you can move the original /etc/syslog.conf to stop adding the
log data to the temporary log file.
Quote:>Also, do you know which file gets updated when I'm using Kinternet?
>When I was using Ubuntu, I got it all to work using wvdial.
Sorry - I'm a dinosaur, and use a simple three line script to run
dialout. I don't use KDE or Gnome, as I got rid of DOS/windoze back
Quote:>I find it so frustrating that most distros of Linux seem to make
>you fight hard to get dial-up to work.
Yes, dialup is getting less popular, and no one ever developed a good
simple tool to run pppd. Every application author seems to have been
caught up in the mystique that using *nix is complicated and dialin is
no exception. They seem to miss the fact that when microsoft invented
the telephone in 1995, they forced all of the ISPs in the world to use
a simple non-shell based connection mechanism. Copying the function
of windoze DUN into a *nix tool should be easy, but everyone is off
doing their own thing even if they haven't got a clue as to how simple
it could be.
Quote:>What distro of Linux would you recommend for dial up users and user
That would be an opinion, and the question has been asked many, many
times. The answers vary as each person is sure that the distribution
they are using is the best - after all, why would they use anything
else? If you've been to www.distrowatch.com, you would find that
there are over three hundred different distributions, and probably
a thousand opinions of which one of those is the right one.