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Old 06-05-2004, 09:12 AM   #1
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Talking About to kill the penguin


Help badly needed guys. I've been working on this for weeks now and feel like giving up. The story goes like this. IBM laptop, winmodem, several drivers and kernal compiles and finally I get one that works Now I can load my modem driver and run wvdial ( by the way, fedora core 1) and it actually dials and goes through. I cant get my modem set up through network systems, I had to edit wvdial.conf manually to work because when I try to use internet config wizard it tells me my modem wasnt detected. So then I try kudzu and it does nothing. If I run kudzu --options then it shows my modem there but it wont actually detect and configure it, (by the way it shows its class as OTHER). So I can live with manually starting my modem driver for now, but then when I fire up mozilla, I cant get any web page at all (not even redhat) I've checked iptables and its configured to allow tcp, smtp and ftp. Even when I was hooked up to a lan and my eth0 card is detected, I still couldnt get online. So please somebody help me before I riing the penguins neck Emails wont work either
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:21 AM   #2
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When did IBM start using winmodems? They are supposed to be the easiest to install Linux on and I understood they had real hardware modems.

Try putting your ISPs nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf file. Here is mine for a sample:
Code:
domain infoave.net
nameserver 206.74.254.2
nameserver 204.116.57.2
Real modems work better. Keep your /var/log directory clean as winmodems send lots of errors to the logs.

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-05-2004 at 09:23 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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Firstly, I dont know when IBM started doing that but as I said this is a laptop and I rang IBM and yes, they said they didnt have linux drivers for my agere modem. Secondly, can you tell me how to find my ISPs nameservers through windows? Also, if I connect to a lan, does that mean that every different network that I connect to, I have to find the nameservers and manually put them into the file you mentioned even if its through my ethernet card? I travel a bit and sometimes have to go to telecentres to get my emails. So do I have to do that for every place I go to?
 
Old 06-05-2004, 10:05 AM   #4
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Finding your nameservers through windows. If you are using a LAN connection it is easy:

Start --> Control Panel --> Network --> Your connection(properties) --> TCP/IP(properties) and there should be DNS tab somewhere.

If you are using dial-up then you have to search your ISP site for their DNS, or ask them directly to share it with you. They will be glad to.

If you are connecting in telecenters, maybe they have DHCP installed and it autoconfigures your ethernet card. If not, you have to set it manually everywhere you go.

Peace!

Last edited by marghorp; 06-05-2004 at 10:07 AM.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 09:37 PM   #5
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o.k. I'll try that. Thanks. Does anyone know how I can get fedora to detect my modem?
 
Old 06-05-2004, 10:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. I contacted my isp, got the dns addresses and am posting my first post from linux : )
 
Old 06-06-2004, 04:45 AM   #7
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Nice
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:42 PM   #8
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Here is a source which may help.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=34
 
Old 06-06-2004, 05:57 PM   #9
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Please, short101, don't kill the penguin. He lives near me .
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:25 PM   #10
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Way to hang in there until your problem got fixed, somewhat. I also had problems with networking but with a network card and a router. I am happy to see you have things working.
 
  


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