Cris Treacher wrote:
Can anyone help a total beginner..please!
I have installed 7.0 on my system, dual boot with Win98..no probs there, but
had to attach external modem (Pace Linnet 34Plus) as my "winmodem" is no
good for Linux - according to web based info. However, I cant get Linux to
see the specific type of modem - it just sees an unknown device and uses it!
When attempting to use kinternet to dial my ISP, it dials ok, connects
briefly and then disconnects, telling me that "The ppp daemon has died: pppd
options error (exit code = 2)" and the man pages tell me this is due to
multiple conflicting options...what do I do!!! Any help gratefully
Kingswood High School
I don't think Linux cares about the specific modem. After all it is
a modem not just an interface to windows. As long as the modem accepts
commands it will work.
As to ppp disconnecting it usually means it is not logging on.
This could be that you have not got the correct login/password pair
or it could be the authentication.
Your ISP may require CHAP ( challenge handshake authentication protocol )
or PAP ( password authentication protocol. )
or it may want straight login name / password
I have not used kinternet. Before I got my cable modem I had
a 56kFlex modem and used kppp on a RedHat 6 box to configure ppp.
In that there was an option to choose the authentication type.
Be aware that MS ( as usual ) messed up CHAP and if you
are logging on to an NT Server it will probably use MSCHAP.
This should not be a problem but older versions of kppp ( or maybe it was ppp )
were unable to connect.
If you do
cat /var/log/messages | more
you can probably see messages relating to authentication which may help.
If you like you can start up minicom and do a manual connection by
issueing AT commands on the command line. This will help you see
what is going on.