Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby RHTopics on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:42 pm

With no other Internet connection available while using LMDE, there is another option to upgrade your system without using chroot by doing the following:

While using another Internet connected Linux system, execute the following 3 wget commands in a terminal window to download the needed packages to upgrade ppp:

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wget -c http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/network-manager-pptp/network-manager-pptp-gnome_0.8.1-1_i386.deb
wget -c http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/network-manager-pptp/network-manager-pptp_0.8.1-1_i386.deb
wget -c http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/ppp/ppp_2.4.5-4_i386.deb

Copy the downloaded packages to a place where you can access them once you are back using LMDE (i.e. an USB stick).

Once you are back in LMDE, using sudo, copy the 3 packages (from the USB stick) to /var/cache/apt/archives.

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sudo cp /media/disk-1/*.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/.


Now do the following command in a terminal window:

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sudo apt-get install ppp


You should at this point now be able to use Network Manager to make an Internet connection.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby mikeymouse on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:09 pm

I hope when you issue the next LMDE that gnome-PPP is already added...
When your on dialup you just want it to work.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby ukbrian on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:00 pm

Thanks ikey and RHTopics :D
I used RHTopics way as I'm very much an end user on a Dell Vostro 1000 and a Dell Latitude E6400 with a 3 dongle and was a complete success. :D

As a refuge from Ubuntu I find your forums refreshingly friendly, I never made a post on the other one.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby Damian on Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:04 am

I didn't even do it that way. When I found out mine wasn't working right I just shared an ethernet connection from my netbook and kind of forgot about it for awhile. After upgrading from testing to unstable it ran perfectly.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby RHTopics on Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:41 pm

@ukbrian

Good to learn that it worked out for you. I too appreciate the friendliness of this forum.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby mikeymouse on Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:18 pm

I can only assume this has happened due to a mishap in the ppp packages'
dependancies. There are two routes you can take to resolve this issue, as
detailed below:


Why can't you just fix the download version so no one will have this problem?
If you repaired the version on line then we could all download a version that would work..
Maybe you could let us all know when this happens...
Just a thought ..
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby rbpyogesh on Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:29 am

Just downloaded the LMDE version yesterday...

I am not a great expert in Terminal codes....and all...{I dont have a Wired BB at my home...}So I depend on Mobile BB...

The problem really is...It is detecting my modem but when I do the Initial settings and try connecting it...Damn...It does not connect...

Hope You guys fix this problem in your next issue of LMDE....and please alert us once you do it
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby hellnest on Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:23 pm

Well this bug makes me cancel to install LMDE. I'm trying to install it on the other notebook and using your way but still not succeed... Is there any easier way like maybe the Mint team is creating a small Patch to fix this bug? I'm using CDMA EVDO network and don't have any wired connection. :?
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby hellnest on Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:46 am

RHTopics wrote:With no other Internet connection available while using LMDE, there is another option to upgrade your system without using chroot by doing the following:

While using another Internet connected Linux system, execute the following 3 wget commands in a terminal window to download the needed packages to upgrade ppp:

Code: Select all
wget -c http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/network-manager-pptp/network-manager-pptp-gnome_0.8.1-1_i386.deb
wget -c http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/network-manager-pptp/network-manager-pptp_0.8.1-1_i386.deb
wget -c http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/ppp/ppp_2.4.5-4_i386.deb

Copy the downloaded packages to a place where you can access them once you are back using LMDE (i.e. an USB stick).

Once you are back in LMDE, using sudo, copy the 3 packages (from the USB stick) to /var/cache/apt/archives.

example:
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sudo cp /media/disk-1/*.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/.


Now do the following command in a terminal window:

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sudo apt-get install ppp


You should at this point now be able to use Network Manager to make an Internet connection.


WoW i'm not read this post last night :shock: It's Working!!!! i'm on LMDE now thanks for this great tutor. Although it was a brand new knowledge for me. Finally i know where the archives downloaded >.<
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby jehicks87 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:07 am

how are we supposed to fix this without access to the internet through a linux computer? Currently I am dual-booting win 7 and LMDE, but I can't fix LMDE because I can't connect to the internet through it. :?:
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby tec_wiz on Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:15 pm

Use a Live CD/DVD or USB.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby jehicks87 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:12 pm

The only live usb/cd I have IS LMDE.

If I'm understanding what you're saying, then you're telling me I have to download a different version of Linux to download a fix for this version of linux, just so I can use LMDE? :roll:

If this is a known issue, why is it not fixed in the "downloads" section?
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby RHTopics on Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:17 pm

The only live usb/cd I have IS LMDE.

If I'm understanding what you're saying, then you're telling me I have to download a different version of Linux to download a fix for this version of linux, just so I can use LMDE? :roll:


Another way to get the needed packages is to download them using a Web browser on your Windows 7 installation. This should definitely work with Firefox.

So to do this, copy the following URLs, one at a time in the address bar of your Web browser and then it should ask for each one what you want to do with it. In your case, you want to save the file.

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http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/network-manager-pptp/network-manager-pptp-gnome_0.8.1-1_i386.deb

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http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/n/network-manager-pptp/network-manager-pptp_0.8.1-1_i386.deb

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http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/ppp/ppp_2.4.5-4_i386.deb

After they have been downloaded, copy them to an USB stick and then follow the original tutor on what to do after copying them to an USB stick.
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby jehicks87 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:46 am

RH, cool deal. I'll try that when I get home from work tonight. I hope it works!
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby jehicks87 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:36 pm

did the above, it works. I'm on it right now. Thanks for the help, and please check out my other threads.

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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby Sleven on Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:58 am

Does this issue effect the inability to be able to change your DNS setting via Admin>network if connected with an Ethernet card and a cat5 cable to the modem?
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Re: Important: How To Fix PPP Connections in LMDE

Postby doomed on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:45 pm

I have the internet, but for some reason it keeps disconnecting after a few minutes and I have to click on it to re-connect.

I have tried what is in the first two posts and I'm told that they are already up to date.


network-manager-pptp-gnome_0.8.4-1_i386.deb
network-manager-pptp_0.8.4-1_i386.deb
ppp_2.4.5-5_i386.deb

Or do I need to delete these and use the lower version ones.

Every other system I use connects ok.
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