View Full Version : SMartlink Modem on Toshiba Satellite A-10
7th September 2004, 07:25 PM
I have a Toshiba Satellite A-10 laptop with a SMLink soft-modem. I downloaded the linux drivers from their website and compiled the driver with ALSA support. Now the problem is that it SUCCEEDS in connecting to the dialup server but it fails in getting the DNS server IPs. It seems to be a configuration problem though, but I am not sure.
When I try to ping yahoo, it says host not found.
How can I make the DNS servers get configured automatically ?
Kindly help. I am unable to surf using my favorite FC2.
7th September 2004, 07:50 PM
There isn't really an easy way, in my experience. I had to lookup ntl's DNS servers names in order to get the net working completely, even though I had KPPPs automatic DNS lookup on. You need to get the DNS server IP addresses from your ISP. If you have another comp to browse with, look on their own homepage or send an email asking them.
Hope this helps
7th September 2004, 09:18 PM
I just managed to get the DNS IPs. Now tell me how do I add those. Should I make an entry in /etc/resolv.conf or is there a GUI in FC2 to do this ?
Thanks in advance.
7th September 2004, 11:41 PM
you open terminal and type: system-config-network choose modem and follow the prompts. Very similiar to a windows manual connection but in linux you have to enter dns numbers.
8th September 2004, 11:20 PM
Well, it did not solve my problem :( AlthoughI can still connect on FC2, the thing is that it fails to do DNS queries even after I had set those. It doesn't even ping the Gateway of the DNS servers. I am now back to SuSE 9.0 to connect to the net. I think it has got something to do with the pppd scripts. I can see that SuSE runs a script everytime i connect to the net. I will now try to run those from FC2 and see. The main problem with me is that I have to install FC2 and test and if it fails, I have to install SuSE 9.0 again to connect to the net. :( It has really bothered me a lot.
Any suggestions and pointers are welcome
10th September 2004, 10:24 PM
To add them in KPPP (I use this even tho' I prefer GNOME, 'cuz gnome-ppp, gnome-dialer, whatever they're calling it now is almost dead in development and doesn't work with my slmodem)
You need to go into configure, create an account, click on the DNS tab and then type them into the DNS entry text box.
Hope this helps
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