Here's the situation :
I've got a NP1000 with the FIRST bios. No flashing needed, no nothing. It's been booted before because it's a floor model, hence the TAB 4444 *DOES NOT* work.
I've taken out the root password, that I accomplished. The way I went about it was hitting ESC 4444, then typing /app/stop-apps. Then, i used dsmod to do my business to null out the root password. Simple enough.
Acer1234's post i've read, i've successfully changed my ISP number/password. It still loads the tutorial by default for some reason, even though specifically the first dsmod command makes it so that it's not supposed to load it.
The only way I can get access to a root prompt in it, is if i do the escape trick during the update. then run stop-apps. I get a full screen shell then, it dials up my ISP number, logs me in, and the routing is correct. I can ftp to sourceforge, but it hangs up on me all the time. I read another post on here about running the connection manager with the parameter -t 120939123 (in seconds) so that it won't disconnect me. that DOES NOT work.
So far i've read 3 different ways on using dsmod to modify the DNS, username/passwords/phone numbers, i've followed them all down to the letter. but it STILL wants to hang up on me every 2 minutes or so? (sometimes it doesn't even last that long).
I've read, searched, all the posts, followed EVERYONE'S instructions, *NOTHING* works. This is the original NP1000 with the 1999 bios date. All i need to do is make it NOT time out on me. that's it, nothing more.
Can someone please post a link, refer me to a post i might have missed? I've searched for hangup, ppp, qnx ppp, disconnect, every other key word you can think of, and none of it has helped. If i completely disable the tutorial and just have it so i have to hit enter a bunch of times to get a root prompt at statup, dsmod doesn't work because nvram says there's "no such process". So doing the escape 4444 during update is really the only way I can do any modifications.
Please, for the love of god, someone break it down for me it simple, laid out terms exactly how I'm supposed to go about doing this with little to no trouble, i've been sitting here for 3 hours searching, reading, typing, re-dialing my ISP about 20 times, nothing will keep this thing connected for more than a few minutes.