kppp and cycling

tyche tyche at
Sat Dec 27 15:09:19 GMT 2003

On Friday 26 December 2003 15:06, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> tyche wrote:
> > i have 2 computers, one i have just rebuilt.
> >
> > not liking what rh has done in 8, i compile kde from source.
> >
> > i did things in the following order:
> >
> > qt, arts, libs, base, network, then the rest in no particular order.
> >
> > to get rid of redhat's x scripts, i installed xfree 4.3.0 from
> >
> >
> > until i installed the rest of kde, my dialup worked fine. now that i have
> > compilled the rest of kde, my dialup connects, but i cant go anywhere or
> > download mail.
> >
> > was wondering what was happening here?
> >
> > any help would be appreciated.
> You probably don't have the DNS configured correctly.
> If your ISP supports automatic (I think -- that is what I have and it
> works) you can check: "Automatic" in the: "DNS" tab in the KPPP set up
> widget.  Otherwise, you need to check: "Manual" and enter two NUMERICAL DNS
> addresses for you ISP.
> If you are using automatic, your: "/etc/resolv.conf" file should probably
> be empty -- KPPP will add stuff to the file when it is running.
i'll give it a try. when i looked, the nameserver was set to the other comp on 
the home network ( not to my comp like it should be under my 
usual install of redhat.

i'll leave it blank next time i get the phone line.

thanks for pointing me in the right direction.


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