Oooops. My bad. This is really about Mandrake 9.1. Sorry for the typo.
I am trying to get Mandrake 9.2 going, and am having problem with dial-up networking.
I am doing a clean install (formatting drive before installation), and I have an EXTERNAL serial-port modem which worked perfectly under Mandrake 8.x.
I am NOT an expert, and use GUI stuff almost exclusively...
Here are the symptoms:
1) Absolutely NO icon or menu item that will initiate a PPP connection.
2) The ONLY way that I can initiate a PPP connection is through the Mandrake configuration program (network settings). I cannot tell you the exact name, because I am typing this from Winblows
3) When I do initiate the connection, it connects as normal, except that no browser can get into any sites, even though I am "connected."
4) I get complaints that there is no "/etc/resolv.conf". This machine is a simple internet client, and NOT any sort of server, so I do not see how missing this file can kill me...
I have tried: A) Installing with modem turned on. B) Installing with modem turned off, and after install turning modem on and setting up the internet connetion.
It seems hard to believe that Mandrake 9.2 cannot even handle a simple dial-up connection, yet I am sure that I have done nothing wrong. I even got an external modem just for using Linux!