From: John Kelly (john at domain frontend.com)
Date: Tue 29 Feb 2000 - 09:21:03 GMT
How incredibly arrogant.
For a first-time linux user, there are numerous reasons why they might not
be able to get ppp set up. First of all, they could be (unknowingly)
using a winmodem. Second, it could be an ISA modem with certain IRQ/io
conflicts (I've had experience of Linux being completely unwilling to
believe me when I told it there was an ISA modem on a certain port with
certain IRQ/io values, when O/FBSD would). Third, and most important of
all, is the psychological factor. A lot of people don't believe they CAN
get stuff like this set up, so they go into the situation believing they
are going to fail.. and because of this, they usually do.
Mocking people because they can't do something that's become routine for
you isn't big, and it's certainly not clever.
On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 02:13:45AM +0000, Lars Hecking mentioned:
> > Tsk-tsk. I just can't get ppp to work from Linux, which is why I'm dialed
> > in from OpenBSD right now. No problem with NetBSD either ...
> > uhh, off-top
> This I cannot believe. The guide to "How Kate setup PPP on his home box".
> 1) Click on gnome menu/Internet/Dialup configuration tool
> 2) Enter root password
> 3) Accepted found modem
> 4) Typed in phone number, username and password
> 5) Clicked "start"
> That's it people. If you can't get PPP working on RedHat 6.1, you should
> blame the lobotomy that your parents got you for your fifth birthday, not
> the OS.
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