[conspire] Fc5 Netzero

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Sep 10 17:32:44 PDT 2006

On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 13:52:27 -0700, John Andrews wrote:

>  I'm trying to set up Netzero on Fc5 .Now when I click the NZ icon I just
>  get
> an error box saying Kdeinit can not launch
> gksudo/opt/nzclient/runclient.sh. Could not find executable. What is that
> trick Daniel used just copying the old Nzclient over from Kubuntu into the
> /opt directory? Don't you have to "install" it using .deb or convert it
> using alien to .rpm.

Due to the nature of what's inside that particular .deb, the answer in
this case is no. You need to install Java.

> 	I also checked /etc/group and /etc/group- and there is no dialout group.
> If you ls -l /dev/ttyS0  in Kubuntu you get  crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 4,
> 64 somemore stuff. So is Fc5 supposed to have a dialout group?

I don't remember offhand, but that's entirely possible.

> 	I 'm not sure about connecting with kppp. What info do you need to know?
> Phone #, user name and password plus pap or chap etc.. I don't think NZ
> wants you to connect without their runclient . They don't supply any
> advice for linux.

KPPP will not work with NetZero because NetZero deviates slightly from the
PPP standard, in a rather good way technically, but they use that
technical improvement to their advantage in that it generates an
logistical incompatibility with all other PPP software, forcing one to use
their (normally ad-ridden) software.

> 	Plus I don't have permissions to mount any media/ disks except
> 	floppy.Isn't
> there a GUI way to change permissions using the control center?

Unfortunately, the Fedora way of doing that seems to be to log into X as
root, which I strongly recommend against doing for any reason.

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