I have been running Mandrake 9.1 for almost a year, and love it.
I managed to set up my internet connection with an Alcatel USB ADSL modem and it has worked brilliantly most
of the time. When it doesn't work it is because I am not able to do DNS lookups, and I get "Host not found". Not the modem's fault I know!
When I look at /var/log/messages I can see that pppd is telling me that my ISP has allocated me an IP address and Primary and Secondary DNS addresses, however, the DNS addresses that I am allocated change from time to time. No doubt that is why they are telling me what they are.
I can fix the problem by looking at /var/log/messages to see what DNS www.xxx.yyy.zzz
I have been allocated and manually adding that to the (growing) list of nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf. But why isn't this being done automatically? It is beginning to annoy
me. I know I must have something, somewhere set up wrong, but am not sure where to start looking.
Any pointers would be appreciated. Oh, and while I am taxing your brains, why is the first line in /etc/resolv.conf:
"nameserver 127.0.0.1" ? (without the quotes!)