Pratim Chaudhuri pratimdc at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 23:49:54 IST 2006

Dear Shridhar,

Thanks a lot for your email.

I am now able to log into Internet from by Suse 10.0 64 bit.

Now it time to say bye bye to MS Windows.

Though the speed is bit slow, I guess I will have to play more to 
improve the speed.

Have a great day dude.

with regards,

Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
> 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 
> rp-pppoe(http://www.roaringpenguin.com/penguin/open_source_rp-pppoe.php) 
> installed.
> - 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 
> sometimes.
> In older versions of rp-pppoe, the commands are adsl-setup, adsl-start and 
> adsl-stop.
> 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.
>  Shridhar
> 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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