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  1. #1

    what does activating a device mean (redhat w/ gnome)

    Hi. I recently installed RedHat Linux 9 and having quite a bit of trouble connecting to the web. I've read up about winmodems and hopefully mine isn't one, but I have a question. I created a new network modem device and it said it was "Active". What exactly does this mean? I see no way to connect to the net, all I see is that my network device is Active, yet I can't go to any websites.

    Please help a linux newbie! Thank you!

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
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    Nov 2002
    Queens, NY
    Which device is this? /dev/eth0?
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  3. #3
    It's using device: /dev/ttyS0

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  5. #4
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    Dunblane, Scotland
    /dev/ttyS0 is one of your serial ports. You may have to still configure your internet access with the phone numbers of your ISP and stuff like that.

  6. #5
    Linux User
    Join Date
    May 2003
    what exactly are you trying to do? are you dialing to a modem and going out to the internet ?

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