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Old 07-23-2003, 01:42 PM   #1
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Thumbs down How do I connect to the net?


I'm using Mandrake Linux 9.1, and so far, I've managed to install the drivers for my Conexant chipset modem from Linuxant.com, and it is currently in my hardware profiles, but I am not sure how to connect to the net. I was reading that kppp was on the third installation disk, and I'm just about 20% on the second disk. Great, if I need kppp to get on, is it possible to get it as a stand alone program? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
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# Modem and connection troubleshooting
Modem NHFs
Modem HOWTO
Linmodems.org
Conexant/Rockwell modem HOWTO
The kppp Handbook
Dial-up Networking Configuration Using KDE's Kppp
Troubleshooting ISP Connection Problems

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 07-23-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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Question

what ISP do you use to connect to the web normally/have you signed up for?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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I think I'm pretty close to connecting now. I found kppp and installed it, but when I run the program, it gives me an error message "cannot find pppd (ppp daemon)" I'm not sure where to find this. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 04:55 PM   #5
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Ok

I've been able to successfully connect to the internet now, but I'm running into a problem. My Galeon or Konqueror web browsers do not respond like they are connected to the internet. I've also noticed in my internet drake internet connection wizard, it lists my internet type as LAN. I know this cannot be true, but when I try to have it detect my winmodem, it finds it, and installs the necessary drivers, but it still doesn't bring it out of the LAN mode. Odd. I can connect, but the computer doesn't know it's connected. How can I fix this? any help is appreciated. Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2003, 05:22 PM   #6
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Have you tried Mandrake Control Centre > Network and Internet.

I am connected via Cable Modem and LAN, but previously I was connected via Cable Modem and USB (CDCether). What used to happen was that the unused LAN card on the mobo came up as eth0 and the USB-CDCether came up as eth1. By selecting "Expert Mode" on the internet connection page, and the Configure Local Network button , I was able to stop eth0 starting when I started Linux. It wasn't that serious a problem, just that it took ages for the computer to realise that eth0 was not connected, resulting in a boot delay.

Anyway, try disabling eth0 on bootup, also use the Wizard on the same page see if it helps set up your dial-up. As I have an Nvidia-based mobo, I had to get hold of the driver and install it before I could connect to the internet. I still then had to run the Wizard before anything actually happened though!

DAVE
 
Old 07-23-2003, 05:34 PM   #7
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I haven't disabled the network card yet, but I did try the wizard on finding network devices. It does find my modem and ethernet, but it only lists the ethernet card. I may even just remove the network card. I'll give it a shot, so brb
 
Old 07-23-2003, 05:50 PM   #8
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Nop

No, it doesn't show my ethernet card now, since I've taken it out. But it doesn't show my modem either. My modem is in my hardware profiles, and the mandrake internet wizard finds it, but nothing happens.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 07:23 PM   #9
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Hmm

I may be getting closer, but I've managed to have the word "modem" show up in the Drak Connect field now. I'm still having the same problem though. I may have to contact Linuxant about this, but if anyone here knows anything about this, the help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 09:50 PM   #10
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When you installed the module, did it report making a link called /dev/modem that points to /dev/ttyS<winmodem letters here>? If not, use the device the install mentions.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 10:11 PM   #11
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hmm

Well, I did notice that the modem was installed under "SHSFO", and kppp recognizes that, but Drak Connect does not. If there is a way to make Drak Connect recognize it, that would help me. It has a hard time recognizing the modem I suppose. That seems to be what I've figured so far. I've successfully installed the modem through the linuxant drivers. I've looked in the linuxconf command, and I think that may be a key in getting it to work. Any more help is appreciated.
 
Old 07-23-2003, 10:40 PM   #12
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Woah dude

I got it to work! I'm not sure how, but I changed my desktop environment to KDE from Gnome, and it worked in Konqueror! God, I'm so glad to get this working. Thank you all for your assisstance. May you have many good times in your life.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 10:06 AM   #13
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How to connect ... and Mandrake 9.0/KDE/KPP connect errors

I have a similar problem with my modem connection under Mandrake 9.0 and with KPPP under KDE. Suggestions for fixing it would be appreciated (I have looked at the helpful HOWTO's and not really found my issue yet., read on .....)

I was running a router lan adsl connection, which was lots of fun, however this connection has (for reasons unknown to me) lost line sync. In any case, I am back to my dial-up 56kBPS modem.

Under the Linux environment of KDE, the connection needs to have two or three profiles established in the internet connection section, and when you connect through KPPP, it fails.

I have found through trial and error that

* default internet access should be
modem detect and configured
lan detect and configured for sharing
lan internet connection selected
* Blue Thunder internet access should be
modem detect and configure
lan detect and configure
modem internet connection selected
* Dial Up internet access should be
modem detect and configure
lan detect and NOT configured
Modem internet connection selected

If I connect via normal KPPP, there is a connection but the browsers just sit and spin their wheels.

If I connect via KPPP, then connect again through the internet setup wizard (which comes up with an error) then use kill to kill the KPP, I can connect using the Blue Thunder modem connection option.

Other options do not seem to want to work.

Mind you, I have not tried the Gnome desktop, or the enlightnement or black box or icewin etc., Might have a fuss around for these.

Cheers

Thomas

Last edited by thomassounness; 07-26-2003 at 10:08 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 01:12 PM   #14
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I've got something you may want to try. When you are in KPPP configuration, look under one of the tabs that allows you to run a program when KPPP starts. Type in konqueror (or whichever broswer you'd be using) in the line that states "run after kppp starts" Just a suggestion, it may or may not work. I tried it, and it seemed to work.
 
  


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