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Fwd: Re: [SLE] Problem with pppd
  • From: "Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D." <smolnar@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 12:07:12 -0400
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Thanks for the reply, you were the only one so far. I'm cross-posting this message to the KDE and SuSE lists in the hope that someone out there has insights/solutions to this problem.

I think that your suggestion that the problem lies with the kernel has merit. Before I go into this mornings attempts with the kernel, let me throw something else into the stew. Minicom works, both on the console and in a console window in KDE (I'm using 2.2b1). It dials in, it handshakes, it lets me log on and stays up until I tell minicom to hang up. Does this argur for, or against, a kernel problem? I don't have the faintest idea.

Now as to my attempts with the 2.4.o kernel this morning. I ripped out the kernel source tree and reinstalled a pristine copy from the CD. Make mrproper cleaned up the tree. When I ran make xconfig I accepted every default, with the exception of PPP support, the driver for my National Semiconductor ethernet card, and vfat and smb support. I then compiled and booted with bzImage.

Didn't change anything. Here is the wvdial log:

Script started on Thu Aug 2 09:01:35 2001
AbNormal:~ # wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.41
--> Initializing modem.
--> Sending: ATZ
--> Sending: AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
AT Q0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
--> Sending: ATM1L1
--> Modem initialized.
--> Dialing .
--> Sending: ATDT2211119
--> Waiting for carrier.
CONNECT 50666 V42bis
--> Carrier detected. Waiting for prompt.
Jade Inc.
--> Looks like a login prompt.
--> Sending: smolnar
--> Looks like a password prompt.
--> Sending: (password)
--> Hmm... a prompt. Sending "ppp".
Entering PPP Mode.
IP address is
MTU is 1524.
--> Looks like a welcome message.
--> Starting pppd at Thu Aug 2 09:02:13 2001
--> pid of pppd: 26327
--> Disconnecting at Thu Aug 2 09:02:13 2001
--> The PPP daemon has died: Fatal pppd error (exit code = 1)
--> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
--> Try again and look into /var/log/messages and the wvdial and pppd
--> man pages for more information.
AbNormal:~ #
Script done on Thu Aug 2 09:02:23 2001

Have you made any progress?

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Subject: Re: [SLE] Problem with pppd
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I'm having the same problem. I upgraded from 7.0 to 7.2 and my ppp scripts
stopped working. I haven't completely isolated the problem, but I think it
has something to do with the kernel options. I have wvdial working as a
temp fix until I can get my own script working again.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D." <smolnar@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:03 PM
Subject: Fwd: [SLE] Problem with pppd

> It would appear that I left a few facts out. The distribution was just
> upgraded to 7.1. I used to be able to dial out with the same equipment in
> >An immediately fatal error of some kind occurred.' /var/log/messages has
> >couldn't set tty to ppp discipline.' What I'm missing is a mystery to
> >
> >I would appreciate a solution, or where to look to find an understandable
> >solution.
> >
> >Thanks in advance.
> >
> >--

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