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Please can someone advise how I can change my DNS servers for PCLinux OS 2011 Gnome? I use a DSL ppp0 connection type.
I found a post elsewhere suggesting to specify the addresses in:
Now the thing is I can bring this up in the terminal but when I look in my etc, there is no sysconfig folder? Can I somehow edit this in terminal, or do I need to look somewhere else for the ppp0 file?
I have already made a manual entry for DNS servers in my network settings, but although clearly displayed, it is ignored.
Thanks for responding. I know how to edit the file as root assuming I can find it, but as per my other post, there is no Sysconfig folder in my etc. If I can edit this and save it via the terminal I'll need someone please to tell me how?
on most systems you'll find the nameserver entries in /etc/resolv.conf
Every entry has the syntax
where 188.8.131.52 is an example.
But note that if your distribution uses dhcpcd it will overwrite the manually configured nameserver while the next system-start. In this case you'll have to edit the configurationfile for dhcpcd and add "nohook resolv.conf".
Gnome is just a desktop and has nothing to do with DNS or name resolution.
This PARTICULAR site relates to gnome for your distro. It may hold a link to a more useful site.
I would Check the forums, FAQ, and documentation there to see if it matches your system.
I would also search (Google) for how-to documents on network for PCLinux to see if your subject has already been covered elsewhere.
I will when I have time and opportunity, and will try to update this thread if I find anything useful.
The folder:/etc/resolv.conf contains just one sub folder called update-libc.d, in which there is the avahi-deamon and nothing else.
There is something badly wrong there; I have never seen /etc/resolv.conf be anything other than a file. There are several things that can overwrite that file, including ppp, which you seem to be using, but if the file is dynamically overwritten, there is a comment included in the file to say which app has overwritten it, so that would normally be clear when the file is examined.
You haven't had any unclean shutdowns which could have lead to corruptions, have you? Otherwise I'm a bit mystified about resolv.conf being a directory and its contents.