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It has been 8 days since I purchased this program and I still cannot get to the net. Asking questions at RedHat support is tough. I am trying to connect via DSL. Linux recognizes my ethernet card. Everything seems to be installed. The Gnome connection icon indicates that I am connected but each time I attempt to connect I get an error message telling me that the host is unknown. Help!
I typed in /etc/resolv.conf as you directed but only received that familiar error message...no such file or directory. I looked in the directory of /etc but did not see anything. Did I go about this incorrectly?
Don't forget to perform a few simple checks to make sure your connection is functioning at all before you worry too much about hostname resolution (although you definitely need to edit /etc/resolv.conf at some point).
First, ping or traceroute a machine you know the IP address of. If you don't know any, try 220.127.116.11 (something which I know is almost always online).
# traceroute -n 18.104.22.168
traceroute to 22.214.171.124 (126.96.36.199), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
1 188.8.131.52 2.368 ms 2.014 ms 2.221 ms
2 184.108.40.206 27.309 ms 27.200 ms 27.133 ms
...and so on
What you see will be very different in terms of the actual IP addresses shown, but as long as you see something similar, you at least know your DSL connection is up and active.
Thanks but unfortunately, my patience with Redhat ran out. I was able to exchange by box set for Mandrake 8.1 again. I am able to connect to the immediately. Of course there are other problems here but the bottom line is that Mandrake seems to be a much user friendly OS than Redhat. Even the support at Redhat did not seem able to help me in my situation. I am sure they are good but my situation seemed to outdo them.
My first concern here with Mandrake is to be able to use a reliable video player. I want to listen to music videos at realplayer etc. The realplayer does not function properly on my Mandrake, if someone is having success with realplayer or another I would like to know...thanks
My mandrake 8.1 internet connection also worked right away (thank god), although I couldn't figure out a few other things. Like jd300, I am also into the audio/video stuff and I also can't get some things going in mdk 8.1. I did get xmms to play mpg video files correctly (finally), although I don't know how to play my avi files. xmms plays my mp3s good, but I also want to get into downloading songs from places like augiogalaxy, audiognome, and morpheus just like I do in my Windows 98. Can you do that under linux??
Search the XMMS web site http://www.xmms.org for plugins, I know that in order to play mpeg movies you'll need xmms-smpeg plugin it is on their site under plugins, just put mpeg in search and you'll find it. Regarding Real Player, I don't know why it doesn't work for you guys, there are other video players included with your distro GTV mpeg player and XMovie. A really good one is MPlayer ( playes almost any type of media including Divx, avi and others) but for it to compile correctly you'll need gcc-3.x.x or gcc-2.95.x, the gcc-2.96 that is bundled with your distro is not supported by MPlayer, by the way MPlayer is here.
tar xvf MPlayer-0.60.tar
mplayer is a very modular system, and as such may take a while to get going, you'll need th various other fiels too like i said, and so forth. I'd recommend that you used this as a proper challenge to get to grips with linux style programs, and how they interact. and as and when you get it working perfectly, i persoanlly think you'll be pretty pleased, not least cos it's a good program. You will be able to get mplayer running without having those plugins installed correctly, meaning there will be much less file support and features in mplayer, so poke around and try to see if things have been found, such as after you ./configure.. look for anything returning 'no' or such like.