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    Editing wvdial.conf

    I'm tying to install dial up on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit). I have managed to get wvdial installed and now I'm trying to configure it. I ran:
    sudo wvdialconf /ect/wvdial.conf
    and I got a few error messages.

    I was hoping to fix most of the errors by editing wvdial.conf adding my ISP, user name, password and such. When I tried to open wvdial.conf with gedit I get the error message:

    Could not open: You do not have permission

    Where do go now?

    TIA
    Last edited by lisati; October 14th, 2012 at 07:05 PM. Reason: no

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    Try gksudo gedit /ect/wvdial.conf

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    Thanks. What does the GK in front of sudo stand for?

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    Explained here.

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    Thanks for the link, interesting explanation.

    Your suggestion to use, gksudo gedit /ect/wvdial.conf allowed me to edit the configuration without any problems. However now wvdial is not able to read what I saved. I get the following message:

    --> Can't open '/etc/wvdial.conf' for reading: Permission denied
    --> ...starting with blank configuration.
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    --> Warning: section [Dialer Defaults] does not exist in wvdial.conf.
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory

    Did I miss something about permissions when I saved my edited wvdial.conf?

    TIA
    Last edited by lisati; October 14th, 2012 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Normalise fonts

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    For some reason the Dialer Defaults came up with semicolons in front of each item. Removing the semicolons allowed me to get online today. I guess this can be marked solved. Thank you very much for the help mikewhatever.
    Last edited by lisati; October 14th, 2012 at 07:06 PM. Reason: Normalise fonts

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    Thanks for the update. Glad you got it working.

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    Re: reliance netconnect in ubuntu 12.04
    When i tried to connect my reliance netconnect on ubuntu 12.04 i'm getting a msg likethis

    ejofti@ejofti-ThinkPad-E420:~$ sudo wvdial netconnect
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    --> Warning: section [Dialer netconnect] does not exist in wvdial.conf.
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory
    --> Cannot open /dev/modem: No such file or directory

    Anyone plz help me solve this..

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    Re: Editing wvdial.conf

    What type of modem (serial/USB) do you have?

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