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Old 04-04-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
harrkev
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Angry Mandrake 9.1 and dial-up-networking problem


***EDIT***
Oooops. My bad. This is really about Mandrake 9.1. Sorry for the typo.
***END_EDIT***

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!

Any suggestions???

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Old 04-05-2004, 01:03 AM   #2
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Mandrake 9.2 and dial-up-networking problem

I had a very simular poblem when i tried 9.2 for the first time. My 8.2 worked fine but when I installed 9.2 I couln't even find KPPP. Had to reinstall 9.2 several times and make sure I turn a lot of the packages durring installation to get it right. You can do either:
1. Full reinstall making sure you add all the networking packages such as KPPP.
2. Find the KPPP on your CDs and install just that. Aftet that you should be able to get your networking easy. ;-)
3. Create a "/etc/resolv.conf". That file is SOMETIMES needed by your connectioin since it contains the names of your DNS servers. Yes I said sometimes. I have worked without it but other times Mandrakes insisted on having it. Contact your ISP and ask them the names of their 2 DNS servers. The network How-to should tell you how you need to input them i resolve.conf.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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Ooooops. I edited my post above. I am using Mandrake 9.1. Not enough sleep.....

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, no go. I can run "KPPP" from a shell window. Here is what I get...

Sometimes, from the modem log window, I get

Code:
ATZ
OK
And them it just hags for most of a minute. The reply seems normal, but at the bottom of the window, it says "Expecting: OK", which it already has. Hmmmm. Well, if you let it wait for a while, it will continue. But this little snafu is not the cause of my main problem. So let's march on...

Code:
ATZ
OK
ATM1L1
OK
ATDT#######ATZ (number removed for privacy)
OK

CONNECT 26400/ARQ/V34/LAPM/V42BIS
Once I am "connected", here is what my BASH shell show. Hmmm. It appears that there is no "ppp0" device. Now how do I add it???

Code:
[XXX@localhost XXX]$ kppp
Opener: received SetSecret
Opener: received OpenLock
Opener: received OpenDevice
Opener: received ExecPPPDaemon
In parent: pppd pid 2196
Couldn't find interface ppp0: No such device
Kernel supports ppp alright.
Couldn't find interface ppp0: No such device
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Finally, after about five seconds, my modem hangs up, and the following is shown.

Code:
Opener: received KillPPPDaemon
In killpppd(): Sending SIGTERM to 2196
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received RemoveLock
It was pppd that died
pppd exited with return value 5
Sending 2192 a SIGUSR1
Any ideas???

And did anybody test a dial-up connection before releasing 9.1???
 
Old 04-06-2004, 05:00 PM   #4
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I have the same sort of problem with my dial up modem, which I am still trying to resolve in another post. I connect to the internet thru kppp, and everything seems to be normal, until I try to go anywhere. My browser gives me an error saying that it can't locate the remote server.

harrkev:

I can tell you that those bash messages you are getting are not the problem, because I used to get them in Mandrake 9.1, and my modem worked just fine. Of course, it took some tweaking to get it working in that distro too.

I am really getting frustrated with this problem, and I can tell that you are also. So if there is ANYONE out there with the solution, please help....
Thanks
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:11 PM   #5
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chilehead, are your ISPs' DNS servers specified in your resolv.conf file?
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:10 AM   #6
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In your browser, type 216.239.51.99 and that should get you directly to google without dns resolution. If you were able to access the webpage then the problem is only with DNS, not with the internet connection.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 10:31 AM   #7
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sorry for the late response -- I was out of town for a few days

zaharia:
my ISP's DNS servers are not in resolve.conf. I tried just adding them at the end of the file, but it didn't do anything for me.

Redeye2:
I typed 216.239.51.33 in my browser, an it timed out after 3 minutes and gave me the "Could not locate remote server" error.
 
  


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