pppd & DNS(?) trouble
I'm running Ubuntu Feisty, and I have a US Robotics modem. After some trouble I made it connect to the ISP.
Well, right now, I have an odd problem:
Using Kppp I connect to my ISP. Then pppd starts and authentificates through CHAP. Then the Kppp window goes into the tray (meaning connection established). At this point, I can:
* ping any website (ex: ping google.com)
* get any index page (ex: wget http://www.forum.md/).
* open ssh connections
* update packages through Adept (graphical package manager for ubuntu)
But(!), I can't:
* open any website through Konqueror (says it can't find host)
* connect to any IM network through Kopete
It seems like any non-graphical application run from the terminal can connect to the internet, while some graphical applications can't.
So the question is: What is the problem?
Thanks in advance.
Its definitely not a DNS problem. If it was DNS you would not be able to do anything with a domain name. Pinging www.google.com would not work complaining about "unknown host".
What you describe here sound more like a misconfiguration of konqueror and/or Kopete. Have you tried any other web browsers? If other browsers don't work, there might be a misconfiguration in your KDE that overrides the systems DNSs. In this case:
I hope this helps.
I tried opening http://%google's ip% in Konqueror and it wouldn't open, which confirms your earlier afirmation that it's not a DNS issue. Aslo, /etc/resolv.conf does indeed have the ips of 2 valid nameservers.
I have noticed something else however: if I run Konqueror as root, I can open any website. Which should mean it's an issue of permissions or priveledges.
However, as I mentioned earlier, I can run wget from a terminal without root priveledges, and it works fine.
So what is the problem them?
This is quite strange... But I agree with you, if it looks like sh*t and it smells like sh*t, it must be sh*t... This is a permissions issue. And most probably it has to do just with Konqueror and generally with KDE... Why don't you run Konqueror as a normal user and have a look at the logs? Surely there will be a hint in there...
By the way, what distribution is this on? Shall I assume Debian?
I can't find the place where the Konqueror logs are. Btw, there one change: Kopete now works fine i.e. it's able to connect to some IM networks.
The distro is Ubuntu Feisy.
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