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Lynx problems

billlowe
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I dial into my ISP using minicom and then exit without resetting and type pppd /dev/cua1 crtscts defaultroute. This is fine as I can telnet or ftp to any IP address. However when i type Lynx to start the WWW browser I get the message unable to  access document, can't access start file ://localhost/usr/doc/HTML/index.html.
Also if I type lynx followed by an IP address it returns with the message can't connect??even though I know I am connected.
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Hi,
I use a connection setup from www.ibm.net. Go to help desk and get the linux setup instructions, substituting your ISP's info where appropriate. I don't use lynx bur tried it when I saw your question, worked fine. Good luck!

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The only thing is that I have Caldera OpenLinux base which doesn't have a /etc/ppp/login file. Any suggestions as to how it could be done ??

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Not familiar with Caldera but it should be standard Linux. All that's in /etc/ppp/login are the commands you send to your ISP to get access. Mine is just 2 lines, my user name on one line and password on the next. Your ISP can tell you the correct syntax of your user name. Create the file and it should work.

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I have edited my /etc/resolv.conf file and also the /etc/ppp/options file.I then manually dial my ISP using minicom,quit without resetting and type:                                                     pppd -detach /dev/cua1 &
 ifconfig shows that I am connected and I can ping and telnet to sunsite.unc.edu. However when I fire up Lynx I still get the same message as berfore  can't access start file ://localhost/usr/doc/HTML/index.html.

I have also tried lynx followed by an IP address but to no avail. I am wondering whether I have to have an automated connection to use Lynx by using a chat script. I am very puzzled as to why my web browser doesn't work considering I can telnet and ftp
???

Your help would be really appreciated

Bill
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