Recently I purchased Redhat Linux 6.1, and after a week or so of putting off installing it, I decided it was time to give it a look. I was able to install it fine the first time I tried, and since I have two hard drives I was able to keep my Windows 98 intact. So I played with it for about a day, trying to get used to it. Then I decided I would try to connect to the internet, I had to hook up my external modem because I have a winmodem. I did that fine, and was able to connect, but when I launched Netscape, it gave me an error message about something like "$SOCKS_NS." I reboted with Windows went on the internet, and I thought I had found the sollution, but it turned out it was not what I was looking for. I then tried to signup for Redhat support, but had lost the card with the registration number on it. Whenever I connect I can not use any internet applications...my browser, mail programs, IRC client, and what not. If you can help me out I would appreciate it greatly.