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Old 08-01-2003, 04:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mandrake 9.1 56K Modem Troubles...

ok i'm a linux newbie, so if ya could help me it'd be greatly appreciated....

i'm having modem problems my modem is a
Mitsubishi (Actiontec) Diamond Voice 56K external modem

but in windows xp its registered as:
Lucent External Voice Modem

basically i started KPPP
it detects the modem port fine and everything ttyS1(COM2), how ever when i query the modem it gives up errors on each of the ATI's, and when i go to dial the connection it just seems not to dial, with the only error is recieve being "/etc/resolv.conf missing or can't be read"

i'll try post more on its just that i have to keep swapping operating systems, cause i can't dial into the net on the mandrake /os.....

any ideas, i thank you in advance for helping...
Old 08-01-2003, 05:45 AM   #2
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you should have a file in your /etc directory called resolv.conf. This is a text file that holds information about your provider name and dns numbers. For more of an idea of how to set this up, you can type 'man resolv.conf' in a terminal.

basically, it should look something like:

naturally, change the name and numbers to match what your ISP has set up. You can set up the same information through kppp as well, but it's been a while since I've used kde, so I can't give you exact steps. Needless to say, you need to be root to do so.
Old 08-01-2003, 12:32 PM   #3
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its missing dude

dude that file aint there i tellz ya

i'm drunk atm!!!!
Old 08-01-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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If it doesn't exist, then try creating it!
touch /etc/resolv.conf (as root)
and then see what errors are thrown up!


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