I have what appears to be a stable install of SuSE6.1 up and running
for some time now and have been working through adding extra bits and
pieces very gradually.
My latest stumbling block is getting dial-up access running. I know
that SuSE does it since in a previous incarnation the same machine
and the same distribution (sever install that time, workstation
install this time) used to do it. However, now it doesn't seem to
have pppd installed. I found ipppd but not pppd.
When I start kppp it complains that it can't find pppd and suggests
that I go install it. Problem is - I can't find where to install it
from. I did manage to go into the install packages options but
couldn't find pppd. I located the source (under install packages)
and think I installed it, but doing locate pppd only throws up help
files and stuff, even after updatedb.
I looked through all the relevant man files and monster Linux books I
could find, but unfortunately they all seemed to start with something
like - "Ensure pppd is installed . . ."
The modem works - I can start a terminal session, dial and
authenticate against clubi.
Once more I come up against the big stumbling block of knowing that
something can be done in Linux, but not having the faintest idea of
how to start doing it.
Any ideas ?
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