ppp woes!!

Jon-Eirik Pettersen list at jonepet.net
Wed Aug 6 07:54:57 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 13:36, Jiger Java wrote:
> Hi FreeBSD Gurus and users,
>     This is my first mail to the list and am a complete stranger to FreeBSD 
> so forgive my newbie question. I have just taken the bold step towards 
> installing FreeBSD on my machine. I have 1.7GHZ Pentium with 512 MB RAM, 
> NVidia TNT2. I did a default install with no kernel customisation etc.
>     Now I am trying to connect to Internet. Since it is still time for me to 
> growup to console mode connecting, I start KDE and use KPPP to connect to 
> the internet. BUT.....
>     PPP dies unexpectedly as soon as I type in a URL in say Konqueror. 
> Sometimes it dies in a second of connecting. It exists with error code 1. 
> Then after some thought, I finally made /etc/resolv.conf since it used to 
> give me this warning when I stat kppp. This file is currently empty.
>    Now PPP "seems to" connect but still  it is not confirmed but it did not 
> exit after I created this file. BUT when I type in any url in browser, it 
> simplly say Host not found etc. Why?
> Also how do I enable "Get DNS Server Automatically" as in Windows. Please 
> help me I am really stuck.
> Awaiting your replies,
> Jiger

Are you running KDE as root?

You can add DNS-servers manually to /etc/resolv.conf like:

Try this if you dont get KPPP to work:

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