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Old 12-03-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Can't get Kubuntu v7.10 to connect to internet


I installed Kubuntu v7.10 without a hitch and notice it's faster than v7.04, but can't seem to get my dialup connection to work. I'm using a serial modem, and I get the following error:

"An error occurred while loading. Could not connect to host http://www.ebay.com." Used eBay as an example. Get the same message no matter what site I try.

I know the modem is connecting OK, just can't figure this part out. Thanks.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto
 
Old 12-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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This may be a problem with /etc/resolv.conf not being set up properly. You can test whether resolv.conf is the problem by entering the two following addresses into your web browser:

http://164.214.2.59
http://www.nima.mil

If you get through on the number address but not on the name address then you do not have /etc/resolve.conf set up properly.

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Old 12-03-2007, 07:41 PM   #4
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Thanks, it did say it couldn't find /etc/resolve.conf so I did a mkdir for it and that message went away. How would I configure it correctly? Kubuntu is a debian based OS.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #5
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I tried your numbered address JailBait and it still wouldn't connect. I checked the /etc/resolv.conf file and everything looked OK. Anyone have any ideas? The weird thing is I'm also trying out Puppy Linux and I have no problem connecting with it's GKDial program.
 
  


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