I guess I should start off by saying that I am, obviously, very new to Linux, especially KDE... I have a great knowledge of DOS/Win 95/98, so I'm not some 'I don't know how to connect my mouse and keyboard to the internet using a 286' person! lol!
Cyrix MII 333, 128Mb PC100 RAM, 2Gb HDD on primary IDE, 13Gb on secondary IDE, and 8x LG burner on secondary IDE. RIVA TNT2 128ZX AGP 8Mb graphics card, 878TV capture card, AWE64 ISA sound card, and a 'standard' v.90 serial modem on /dev/ttys1 (or COM2, if you know your DOS/Win)
Anyway, I am running Redhat 7.3 with KDE 3 on /dev/hdb1. /dev/hda1 is my win98se partition.
I have tried, with not much progress to get KDE to connect to the internet. I have been successful in configuring Kppp to connect through /dev/ttyS1. /dev/modem does not work, because it does not exist, but since my modem is connected to 'com2', I use /dev/ttyS1 and it finds the modem, connects to my ISP and authenticates. Kppp then says its connected, and minimises.
Now comes my point. I try running ANYTHING which would normally use a PPP connection of some kind, like Konqueror or Netscape, but they both act like as if I wasn't even connected to the internet in the first place. Netscape says I should check my name server, but I know, say, google.com exists, because I can access that site from any other machine (including my Zire 71!).
Anyway, my friend, Alexis (Isolationist, or The Old Thrashbarg? NE 1 know him?) and he said to try using 'Network Device Control' to setup the kernel to use /dev/modem as a PPP device. But no matter how much I search, I cannot find this Network Device Control!!
Is there a way of getting this missing program? IS there a way around it? I have the connection running, but the programs don't seem to know anything about it! Kpppload (?) has a graph displaying activity, and there is definate activity there, so where is the problem?
Im awaiting an answer, thanx for your help, if any! lol!