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Hey everyone, I've recently switched over from Windows and over to Suse 10. Everything has been working fine, and i even got my adsl set up without too much hassle. ...
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    Adsl drops out (needs help bad)


    Hey everyone, I've recently switched over from Windows and over to Suse 10. Everything has been working fine, and i even got my adsl set up without too much hassle. Linux owns

    However (im using the kde environment), when i click the little plug to get the lightning bolt signifying i have connected to the internet, it will only remain there for around 5 min and then it's gone. I can surf for a little bit then the lightning's gone and i become sad. Here is the log of the event.

    SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), Version 1.59 on linux.
    Status is: disconnected
    trying to connect to smpppd
    connect to smpppd
    Status is: disconnected
    Status is: connecting
    pppd[0]: Plugin pppoatm.so loaded.
    pppd[0]: PPPoATM plugin_init
    pppd[0]: Plugin passwordfd.so loaded.
    pppd[0]: PPPoATM setdevname_pppoatm - SUCCESS:8.35
    pppd[0]: Renamed interface ppp0 to dsl0
    pppd[0]: Using interface dsl0
    Status is: connecting
    pppd[0]: Connect: dsl0 <--> 8.35
    pppd[0]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
    pppd[0]: Connection terminated.
    pppd[0]: Modem hangup
    Status is: disconnecting
    Status is: disconnected
    pppd[0] died: A modem hung up the phone (exit code 16)

    As you can see everything goes downhill at around

    pppd[0]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests

    If anyone could help it would be appreciated.

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    ok, so this is through your LAN port to a modem, which then goes to the internet, right? of this is the case then a properly configured internet connection doesn't require the use of kinternet, it should be connected on startup. try the following:

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/network status
    it should tell you the status of the network connection program.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Correct, its an ethernet connection. I tried to run that network script but it didn't do anything for me. I'm at a loss at what to do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d38dm8nw81k1ng
    a properly configured internet connection doesn't require the use of kinternet, it should be connected on startup
    this sentence made me go back and tinker with my connection some more. 1.5 hours later, i have a net connection. thanks you've put an end to many potential hours of frustration

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