My Linux Tips

To see if you’re running Nvidia or ATI Radeon drivers in Linux:
glxgears -printfps to see framerate (Mepis 6.5)

To edit or change xorg.conf, your video card and video driver settings in linux:

Drop to CTRL-ALT-F1 if you have to.
First I backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf to xorg-backup.conf then edit the file to usually drop to a lower resolution which is the one listed for 24 bit depth.
If you really cannot deal with that, you can take your chances with the tool:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Dialup not working with KDE, (Mepis) using kpppd?
If your prompt says “The pppd daemon died unexpectedly!”

I solved it by going to /etc/ppp/peers/kppp options.txt and replacing #noauth with noauth (ie Delete the #) and all is now good. Hope this helps others

If you still cannot connect, you can try these:
1) open etc/ppp/peers/kppp-options and remove the # in front
of noauth if it is there.
2) open etc/ppp/pap-secrets and make sure your isp username
and password are there, again with no # in front of the line.
3) open etc/ppp/peers/provider and first make sure the correct
modem is listed, mine is on com port 2 so my line reads
/dev/ttyS1. Then this is the biggie because this line was very
wrong on mine. The chat script line should read :
connect “/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/ppp/peers/provider”
That should do it.
By the way when putting settings in kppp (click configure button)
i used PAP and CR/LF and CRTSCTS and 115200 and /dev/ttyS1(which in
my case is com port 2).

Also do not use lock and if you really have to, change everything logged in as root.

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