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Old 12-13-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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plsss answer, modem problem

helo, i just installed mandrake 9 ......i have a hsf conexant modem
I downloaded the driver from linuxant, and was able to connect to the internet,

but everytime i restart the pc , and try to connect to the internet, the modem wont work (kppp), tells me that the modem does not respond .

so i uninstall the driver and reinstall it again and it work,,,,but after restart the same thing happen

and when i do connect to the internet , my browser tells me unknown host??
help plss, i really appreciate any detailed help

thanks in advanced( im really new in linux)
Old 12-14-2003, 12:09 AM   #2
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I have mandrake 9.2 and conexant modem too!
Could you please tell me how you got the modem drivers installed??
I just started linux too and cant figure out how to compile the drivers.
Old 12-15-2003, 11:56 PM   #3
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hi there

i'm a total noob myself, and i don't really have much to suggest except:

a) are you sure the modem driver/module is loading automatically at startup? does it say anything in your driver README etc about loading or needing to modprobe etc?
b) um, with regards to the "unknown host" thing, perhaps you need to specify your isp's DNS in your ppp setup?

um, yeah, that's where i would start, but then i doubt i know much more than you!

good luck ;o)

Old 12-15-2003, 11:59 PM   #4
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you need to add in a startup script, a line to load the module.
modprobe modulename

there may be 2, i don't know.

the unknown host error is from not putting your name server in the dns
setup of kppp


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