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I've installed Slackware 9.1 in all way's possible (at least the ones I could think of) and I still am unable to figure what is going on...
I have a 120GB Seagate hdd (not SATA) and even when i make a full installation the internet connection still doesn't work... no errors are displayed and "adsl-start" is configured in the right way!
I'm getting kinda desperate (I'm using Windows XP now)
Has this ever happened to anyone and, if so, how did you solved it?
Thanks for your time and sorry for the spelling mistakes... Englis is not my native language.
I pray you're not using a USB ADSL router/modem. If you are that kinda sucks, because USB modems are very pesky to set up under Linux. If you're using a router/modem that is connected via a NIC, then read on :) ...
First of all, try running /sbin/ifconfig, see if your network card is connected. It should return something like:
However, if you ARE using an ADSL USB Modem (Alcatel speedtouch).
Then contact me.. I can sort you right out. I've been through all the problems,
and would be happy to share the wealth.. it did my nut too for a long time.
I have alcatel usb modem and I am running mandrake 10 with kernel 2.6.3.
I modified my usb.c file, compiled my kernel, and installed and run speedtouchconf, which runs right through, but at the end it fails to connect - error 250 - device not found. What am I doing wrong?
We need to know how configent you are before we go any further. When you say fine, how do you know that, what did you check or see that makes you say it's working fine. Obviously if you've got no internet, it's not working fine.
We need a little more info here on how you've set up your modem and how exactly it's not working. If you did a full install and haven't messed with the kernal (as this is your first installation, I'm assuming you didn't jump in there and start recompiling) it should be working fine. Here's the steps you should go through, just to make sure we're on the same page:
as root (su)
-put in all the information it asks for, including DNS numbers--even though SERVER is an option, -it often doesn't work right.
-It should echo " ... Connected!"
login as a normal user
-ping an IP address (say 188.8.131.52)
If that comes back all good, go ahead and try a web browser of your choice.
If you can ping an IP address and not a named server (www.wired.com) the problem is with your dns not adsl.