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Old 12-06-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Can't surf the internet


I know this isn't really Vector Linux specific, but it happened on my VL installation. I was trying to get wvdial working on my VL4.0 installation, and I messed something up. Now, I can dial into and connect with my ISP (with gkdial), but then when I start up Firebird, I can't get to the internet. I've screwed something up, but I don't know what. I've checked all the files in /etc and in /etc/ppp and I can't find anything wrong, that I know of. Please tell me what files you/I need to look at.

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Old 12-06-2003, 01:11 PM   #2
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Can you see sites via their IPs? Try both:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/
http://64.179.4.146/
 
Old 12-06-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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No, I can't get to any web urls. I get a message something to the effect that www.xxx.com can't be found. I don't remember exactly what the message is because I'm running Slack right now, because I can't get to the internet with VL.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 02:41 PM   #4
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please try to make it a little easier for us....

can you ping anything?
do you hacve nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf
and like david actually asked already, can you view by IP? http://64.179.4.146/
 
Old 12-06-2003, 05:07 PM   #5
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Maybe a different approach could yield quicker results.
If you have a partition to spare , that is.

Install Vec again (on that spare partition) , than compare all the relevant files on both your current Vec-install and the fresh one.
You're bound to find differences. Not all of them will be relevant , but this will certainly help you narrowing down where to look for your "personal bug".
 
Old 12-06-2003, 07:28 PM   #6
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OK guys, thanks to all of you who tried to help, but I got it working. The problem was the permissions on /etc/resolve.conf file. Somehow the perms got set to 640, I change it to 644, and now I am writing to you from Firebird in VL.

Now, back to wvdial, I have a problem with that. I'll post more detail later. My goal is to have a dialer in VL that allows me to shut up the modem speaker. Is there a way to quiet the speaker in GKDial? I couldn't find one.

Many thanks to all of you.
 
  


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