Same problem here: I was going to post a "Newbie vs Linux" on
this, but since the question has already been asked, I'll
add my problem:
Same Linux, SuSE 6.2
So, I got my modem working. Minicom can talk to it.
I tried wvdial to get ppp up and running. But it
choked. So I read page 160 and so of the manual and
created the ppp-up, ppp-down, ppp.chat scripts. This
all seems to work.
-PPP starts, IP addresses are assigned. Compression
is enabled. But ARP (?) authentication doesn't work.
But it think that's OK.
- With the PPP link established I do a "netstat -r"
and see that the default route and gateway address'
are added to the kernel routing table.
- I now do a ping <some domain>. and get a
"ping: <some domain> is invalid" or some such.
-So know I do a "nslookup". at the prompt I do a
"server 18.104.22.168". That's my ISP's name server
- Now I look up <some domain> and get an IP address back.
- Ping <some.domain.ip.address> now returns the ping
So it looks like I have a working PPP connection, I'm
just not getting to the DNS server. SuSE does somthing
strange, and in the /etc/config file I changed the item
that allows SuSe to maintain the /etc/resolv.conf file.
I manualy put in the domain and nameserver items.
It still doesn't work.
I'm missing somthing here, I just havn't been able to
figgure out what.
Any one care to venture a guess?
> Recently I installed suse linux 6.2 on my gateway g6-433 celeron. This
> process wasn't as easy as I expected. After much tinkering, I am running
> Xfree86 and KDE in super vga. The interface looks nice. So my system seems
> pretty good so far. However, I am having trouble with my connection to the
> internet. Earlier in the week I configured wvdial with my ISP's domain name
> server parameters and was able to use netscape to surf the net-albeit my
> system had no sound. Later I installed open sound system to recognise my on
> board ensonice pci sound card as well as star office. Having done this,
> whilst I now have sound support and an office suite I can't surf the web
> properly. Netscape can't find my domain name server. This is despite the
> fact that wvdial contains the correct parameters. Even more interesting is
> the fact that having dialed my ISP, Netscape can access the suse support
> site if I type in its numerical address being http://22.214.171.124.
> Attempts at clicking around the site result in Netscape returning the same
> error message as earlier.
> I would appreciate any tips on how to get my external modem running properly
> again in linux. I know that it is not a hardware problem because the modem
> operates under windows 98 just fine. (I have a dual boot system).
Just my $0.02 worth, hope it helps.
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