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Old 08-15-2003, 03:14 PM   #1
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Unhappy Modem Problems


I got this strange problem, I installed my modem "finaly", I have a Connexant Modem with these drivers hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03042700.tar.gz , now, when I configure it in Network window I can hear the dial tone but it does not dial the number, it says "Error 8", when I used Kpp and configured it dials and connects but, I can not use Mozilla Browser, it is very anoying, please help......
Old 08-16-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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What distro are you using? I'm using a conexant HSF modem with mandrake and installed the provided rpms instead of the *.tar.gz. If it connects via kppp and then you cannot use Mozilla I would tend to suspect the problem being DNS resolution. What do your /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/ppp/resolv.conf files say? You should have DNS servers listed somewhere or a line with "search" or something on it. Also after you have connected to the net via kppp try entering a website or FTP site purely by using it's IP address instead of it's hostname. If you can connect to a given numerical IP addy then the problem is defintely your DNS config.
Old 08-19-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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Hi Read_Icculus,

Thank you for the reply, it helped me a lot, it seems that I did not have the IP of the remote server in the /etc/ppp/resolv.conf, what I did is, I connected the Internet with kppp and with terminal line I did ping and found out the IP Address of the site, I typed it in the Mozilla Web Browser and it worked, then I knew that it is a DNS problem, I went to my Modem Connection window clicked details and there it was, the IP that needed to be entered into /etc/ppp/resolv.conf, once again thank you very much.....


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