Here is the story.
I am building a linux box for my grandma
. Thing is I had a simple system setup before in windows but she kept getting virii. (sigh) I put on norton and she couldn't figure out how to use it when norton caught a virus in her email. So basically I have been trying to set up a linux box for her since it would have a nice firewall and virii are practically nonexistent. I am attempting to dummy proof fedora I set auto login put a shutdown icon on her desktop setup her hoyle casino 2003 with wine as a simple shortcut you know basic stuff I figure i can make it as easy as windows as she wont be installing stuff or anything like that just email and a couple games I install. I plan to put up a vnc server in case anything goes wrong.
I have a Syntax 8601 motherboard most everything is integrated. I have the winmodem working the virtual driver works on boot and there is a symlink to /dev/modem .
I want in an effort to make things simple for her to get dial on demand working. KPPP works just fine I can dial out etc so I know the modem works.
I haved decided to try and start from scratch again with pppd. I have been to several howto sites to no avail. I understand that now that pppd supports dial on demand. and that I need a dialing script to make the modem dial etc.
It is my understanding that none of the gui packages can setup dial on demand. I dont mind console stuff but there are so many howto's and a lot of them that no longer work its driving me nuts. (making the winmodem work was easier)
The initilization string is ATZ
My provider is earthlink
Its a 56k winmodem running on the smartlink 2.9.6 driver I have a symlink to /dev/ttySL0 -> /dev/modem
The provider uses PAP authentication
Using a touchtone phone
dial on demand needed
or a modem howto that actually works with fedora would be helpful.
any tips on making a solution that will be active on boot would be cool else i'll probably just shove it into rc.local