trying to make kppp work

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trying to make kppp work

Postby 1towtruck on Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:36 pm

says i need a file /etc/resolv.conf how do i write this file
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Re: trying to make kppp work

Postby MALsPa on Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:07 am

I've had this problem with KPPP. You're going to want go into the /etc directory as root and create an empty text document called resolv.conf. The permissions will need to be -rw-r--r--, or at least that's how mine is. I usually do it using Konqueror. You can also do it from the command line if you are comfortable doing so. KPPP is just looking for that document there before it can work.
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Re: trying to make kppp work

Postby 1towtruck on Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:40 pm

trying to kppp to work /etc/resolv.conf is missing or can't be read ask your system adminstrator to create this file[can be empty] with apprpriate read and write permissions how do i write this file.have 4.0 mint .new on computers going nuts.help
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Re: trying to make kppp work

Postby MALsPa on Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:49 pm

I'm thinking that you have the KDE version of Mint 4.0 and so I am not sure if the application gedit is there by default.

If it's there then you can use the following. Open a terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf

Press enter and it should ask for your password. After you put in your password and return, it should open up a blank text document in gedit. If all that happens with no errors then you're good, close the document ("save" it when it asks) and your resolv.conf file will have been created with the proper permissions. Then you can move on to your next problem with kppp, if any. 8)

(Anyone who has the KDE version, is gedit there? Or should something else like kwrite be substituted for gedit?)
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