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Old 10-28-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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Question problems connecting over PPPoE

I am trying to clean the polution of microsoft from my mysterious black box, and Mandrake 10.1 is up and running nicely... except that i cannot connect to the internet.

A couple days ago, Mandrake was making the connection, but i could not disconnect (never before in my life have i seen a message that a disconnect failed). So, i decided that that was good enough and reformatted my drive to get rid of windows and try to reinstall mandrake and set it up the same as before.

I try to connect with Mandrake. It prompts for the username (which i have) and the password (which i also have) and i get the message that the system does not seem to have a connection, try to reconfigure or check the line.

I loaded Knoppix and it could not even ping the server.

Windows, however, will connect perfectly every time.

I have an integrated Rhine II fast Ethernet card and a Realtek card that i threw in to see if it made any difference, but no avail.

Both are detected during startup; i have tried to turn the integrated card off and go with the regular one and vise versa.

I am in germany, so i have to use PPPoE; the wire goes from my computer to a white box the germans call a DSL router, from there to a splitter to the wall.

I had to make the "noapic" modification to get it to load. I did some other minor things to make the internet work the first time, such as put a "1" in the debug section of the config box (the other fields are blank), but none of that is working now.

Can Anybody tell me how to make this thing work?
Old 10-28-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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using mandrake...i think maybe "drakeconfig "has options for that.


Last edited by egag; 10-28-2004 at 01:37 PM.
Old 10-29-2004, 06:44 AM   #3
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It does, but none of them work. I think it has something to do with the DSL modem (i swear that is what it is called, not a router); also, the only option for DSL i can click on in drakeconfig is ADSL and i have T-DSL;

How can i see if linux is talking to the modem?
Old 10-30-2004, 01:32 AM   #4
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Hello Bulldogzerofive,

Do you have any idea what brand name your (A)DSL modem / router is?

With kind regards,



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