From: Andreas Busch (Andreas.Busch_at_urz.uni-heidelberg.de)
Date: Sat Apr 08 2000 - 12:44:19 EDT
I have a somewhat complicated problem which perhaps somebody has a
solution for. The machine in question is a TP 760ED which has so far run
without a problem under both OS/2 Warp 4 and SuSE Linux 6.3.
It still runs, but I now have problems accessing the internet via dialup and
PPP, and have similar symptoms under both operating systems (I have
them on two different harddisks which are easily swapped in this model).
What did I do? The only thing I can remember is playing around with the
ThinkPad Setup application under OS/2 after I had bought my new cellular
phone -- which has a modem built in and an IR port. I thought I could get
the thing to communicate with the ThinkPad. But to no avail.
Of course I do not remember precisely what I did -- because then I could
just reverse it. But when, several days later, I returned from a journey and
wanted to connect to the internet via modem, it did make a connection, but
I couldn't use Netscape properly, because there was apparently a
problem with the DNS. I originally thought this was a problem of the
university computing center, but when it persisted the next days and I
checked with them, it turned out that the problem must be on my side.
As I then found out, the same symptoms exist if I use the Linux harddisk.
So my question is: does anybody have and idea what might cause that,
and how I can solve it?
I know this sounds rather vague, but perhaps someone has similar
experiences. It seems like something was reconfigured on the ThinkPad
hardware level which now adversely affects the running of PPP.
Many thanks for any hints,
-- Dr. Andreas Busch Universitaet Heidelberg Tel. (06221) 54-2874 Institut fuer Politische Wissenschaft Fax (06221) 54-2896 Marstallstrasse 6 E-Mail: Andreas.Busch_at_urz.uni-heidelberg.de 69117 Heidelberg, Germany http://busch.uni-hd.de
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