Problem with Mandriva 10.2 and External 56k modem
i recently installed from a linux magazine the Mandriva LE 2005 (10.2) linux DVD (on a dual boot HD with windows 2000). Everything went OK, with a slight exception:
Linux doesn't recognize my external 56k modem (an old USRobotics Sporster Flash, non software base, plugged to the serial port) automatically, so i was able to run through the manual installation, and could even set it to actually hear it make the phone call to my ISP, and even get an IP address from him...
Problem is (i suppose) with DNS resolving. I am unable to nagivate the internet, and my pings give me the unable to resolv error. Also, when i ask the DrakConf configuration tool to test my internet connection (and hear my modem doing the phone call) it complains after a while that it seems no connection has been established.
I suppose there might happen two different problems:
-either linux is not capable of identifying myself correctly using CHAP (in windows, i use MD5 CHAP for authentification, is that the same as the CHAP option in linux?)
-or i have a problem with DNS resolving : i have entered the IP addresses i use (without problems) in windows 2000, but i seem unable to resolv names into IPs...
Any help would be much appreciated,
Thank you very much,