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Old 05-25-2004, 05:13 AM   #1
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wvdial and mozilla

Hi all. After about 2 weeks of compiling kernals and drivers, I have finally got my winmodem to work on my laptop Well, sort of anyway. I can run wvdial and my computer dials and connects to the net, but when I start mozilla or try to get my emails, I cant get them to work. So my question is, with wvdial, and a connection running, is that connection open to all programs? I've tried to configure my connection with the wizard, but when I try to connect I get errors (error 2). Also how do I tell if the connection is still open as the terminal window doesnt say anything once the connection is established. And also how can I get my modem to load at start up. It is a slmodem 2.9.7. Thanks.
Old 05-25-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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I had exactly this problem with my RH9.

I spent weeks getting my winmodem to work, then played with wvdial and finally it connected.... but non of my programs recognized that it was working!

However, once this was working, I used the pppd program that comes with redhat, and it worked. Until I had got wvdial to be work, it wouldn't..

Does your pppd program work?
Old 05-27-2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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What is my pppd program and how do I start it?
Old 05-27-2004, 10:20 PM   #4
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Have you change your /etc/resolv.conf properly?
Old 05-27-2004, 10:26 PM   #5
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if you are running KDE you can run kppp



in a terminal. It is a GUI for the pppd. If you are running gnome you can activate it in "network device control" in "system tools"
Old 05-27-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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What is the output of
/sbin/ifconfig -a
Old 05-30-2004, 09:42 PM   #7
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Just got a chance to get on a lan and I cant even get mozilla to work. I think it may be iptables. Anyone know how to check that?


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