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kenwood1995
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Post by kenwood1995 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:46 am

I'm not a Linux pro so go easy on me.
I dowloaded the Linux Mint 2.2 iso and burned a cd to run it for trial to see if I want to make a shift to this system. Looks good and the feel is much better than what I use now.
My problem.
I can't connect to the internet.
Firefox browser won't connect and Evolution also. In the taskbar there is an icon and if I right click on it, it says it is connected.
I have a DSL modem.
Someone please erase my stupidity.
I would like to install this but I am leery
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Post by Husse » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:49 pm

Welcome to Mint kenwood1995.
As you say there is an icon and if you right click on it, it says it is connected. And you are - to the modem :)
At least I suspect that you are, and that your problem is that you have some DNS error.
There is a solution here that might help you:
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... or_envy.3F
If you're not helped, post back and we'll look deeper
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Post by kenwood1995 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:21 pm

OK Tried that.
There is no /etc/resolve.conf file on the CD
The /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf is there, has the statement in it and can be modified.
The server was 127.0.0.1 so I changed it as per the instructions in the fix.
No work
Does this software have to be installed for the connection to work?

Murry

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Post by clem » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:17 pm

If it's a USB DSL modem you might need to install some drivers...

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Post by kenwood1995 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:32 pm

Its a network card, PCI

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Post by clem » Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:37 pm

Can you run "ifconfig" and "sudo dhclient" in the terminal (paste the results)?

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Post by ido » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:43 am

I suggest that you try pppoeconf :
* In a terminal type
sudo pppoeconf
* make sure that your ethernet car is detected
* enter your username and password
* answer yes to the questions that will present the program until you reach the question where you are asked if you want to connect at start up, here you have to choose your preference, in my case I entered no, but I believe most people answer yes.
* Then, you are asked if you want to connect immediately. I answer yes and that's all.

Also, after a reboot if you want to start your connection type in a terminal sudo pon dsl-provider and to terminate the connection sudo poff dsl-provider.

I hope this may help you. Good Luck.

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Post by Husse » Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:08 am

My fault :)
I should have asked you if your modem establishes the connection to the net or if you have to configure pppoe in your system.
A lot of (most?) modems do the pppoe config.
If your modem does "the pppoe thing" it should suffice to give the IP address to DNS. Pls tell us if it's the modem or the computer that configs pppoe and paste as Clem asks.
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Post by kenwood1995 » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:45 am

This is not my idea of how a new user to Linux should be starting out.
Got to be something better out there.
Thanks for your time

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