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Old 12-16-2003, 07:09 AM   #1
HelloDoogle
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Angry No 'Network Device Control'? WHY!


Hello!
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!

Sys specs:
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!
 
Old 12-16-2003, 08:30 AM   #2
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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!).
checking your nameserver settings is the first thing i would do....
yeah, google.com works on other machines... but other machines may have different name server settings :P

before i start going on about your nameserver settings, and how to configure it... im gonna ask you do get some information....

1) lets test if the internet works when we try to do somthing that desnt need a name-server...

dial up as usual.
open a terminal and do the following...

ping 66.98.135.193

and

telnet 66.98.135.193

do you get ping replys ?
does the telnet connect and ask for a password ???

if so, it is your nameserver.

also....

as root what does it say when u execute
ifconfig

AND,,, what firewall settings did you select when installing ?

as root what does executing `iptables -L` say ??
 
Old 12-17-2003, 04:47 AM   #3
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Okay, here are my results when I am connected through Kppp:

Ping:
From 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable

Telnet:
telnet: connect to address 66.98.135.193: No route to host

[root@localhost root]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:C9:A0:3A:9C
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:127 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:5334 (5.2 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x7000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:74 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7636 (7.4 Kb) TX bytes:7636 (7.4 Kb)

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:203.173.185.70 P-t-P:203.173.250.204 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1524 Metric:1
RX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:1492 (1.4 Kb) TX bytes:74 (74.0 b)




[root@localhost root]# iptables -L
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination


Does this help? 192.168.1.2 is my IP address that I typed in when I was initially installing Redhat on this system.
 
  


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