Shridhar Daithankar ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Sun Apr 9 22:47:12 IST 2006

On Sunday 09 April 2006 04:40, Pratim Chaudhuri wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am a newbie in Linux.
> I have recently installed 64 bit Suse 10.0 on my laptop.
> I want to remove windows from my laptop.
> But I am facing one hurdle. I have tried a lot and also did a lot of
> google search for information related to connecting to "tata indicom" or
> "other broad band" connection by using PPPOe in Linux.
> But did not get any fruitful information.
> If any of you are using Tata indicom broadband in linux (or any other
> broad band connection), then please guide me and advice me "how should i
> get connected to Internet".

I am using exatt broadband in deccan area exclusively in slackware linux, 
current from a month back. It uses pppoe.

The steps are very very simple. Of course being slackware, there are no 
distro. specific tools but this is a very generic setup.

- Make sure that you have 
- Run following pppoe-setup as root. Answer all questions
- Run pppoe-start to verify that connection is up.
- Add /usr/sbin/pppoe-start in /etc/rc.d/rc.local for automatic startup.

Caveat is I don't have a modem. My ISP has hooked it up in directly into the 
onboard via rhine NIC. Getting modem drivers could be pain in the neck 

In older versions of rp-pppoe, the commands are adsl-setup, adsl-start and 

I am trying to make the same work in netbsd but the results aren't consistent 
and I can't spend much time on it.



P.S. Shameless plug but anyways. I am syncing slackware current regularly. I 
can  burn the CDs of the same if anybody needs it.

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