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Old 10-04-2005, 10:09 AM   #1
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KNOPPIX, dial but no surf


this is my first post

have been struggling with knoppix (3.7) for 10 months.
after winmodem did not dial
i installed a borrowed old USR 28.8 k external modem, sportster

now i can dial
(judging by the dazzling display of LEDs on the modem
and hte shrieking handshake off the spealer.)

problem is
(in Quonquerer and Mozilla browsers, alikie
i cannot browse

the same wide brown popup : is not found
(or some such message)


of ignorance
i am logged as root

help !
Old 10-04-2005, 02:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.
Can you access google by IP address ?
If yes, then your DNS server is not configured. There is a file /etc/resolv.conf, it should contain your nameserver IP address.
Old 10-04-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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most often this kind of problem comes from the /etc/resolve.conf file which has not been configured. Check if this file has a DNS server declared. Here is an example of the content :


Those figures should work.

Hope this helps.
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I have the same problem with Knoppix 3.8. Kppp is configured the same as my SuSE partition (no problems there). I've used setserial to set the base_baud and speed.

However, the box communicates with the modem at 49666 baud, but communicates with the outside world at less that 1 kb/s !

I can't ping or traceroute my ISP (both commands work in SuSE).

What else is there to control the modem speed at which it communicates with the outside world?


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