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Old 03-03-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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adsl setup question, using rp-pppoe in Mandrake


Hey all,

I tried asking this question once already, and have not gotten any replies, so I am going to try again.

I am using Mandrake 10.0 (95% sure it is 10.0, I am unsure how to check) and I am trying to use the program rp-pppoe 3.5 to set up my SBC Yahoo DSL connection using the DSL modem they provided. I got the program from Roaring Penguin here:

roaringpenguin.com/products/rp-pppoe/index.php

I have my system set up as dual-boot with Win XP and the DSL works fine under windows, so I know that's not the problem. I compiled the source rpm I downloaded from the RP website, and ran the setup utility, the final few lines of which look like this:


Congratulations, it should be all set up!

Type "adsl-start' to bring up your ADSL link and 'adsl-stop' to bring it down. Type 'adsl-status' to see the link status.

so I do this:

[root@localhost rp-pppoe-3.5]# adsl-start
[root@localhost rp-pppoe-3.5]# adsl-status
Note: You have enabled demand-connection; adsl-status may be inaccurate.
adsl-status: Link is down (can't read pppoe PID file .pppoe)


During the setup, I had the option to enable on demand connection, and I specifically chose "no" which was recommended by the program, so I'm not exactly sure what the output from my "adsl-status" command means. The DSL connection is not enabled, and I can't access the web through any means I am aware of right now.

I have searched the web using google for this error message, and for other problems using the rp-pppoe program, but I haven't turned up anything useful. If anyone is familiar with this program, or with setting up a pppoe connection in Mandrake, maybe they could point me in a new direction. Also, if anyone has any thoughts about something I may have done incorrectly during the setup process, I welcome those as well.

It's getting old rebooting to windows to search the web for answers to my Linux questions.

Thanks
Smarvy
 
Old 03-03-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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What are the messages in /var/log/messages?
(tail -f /var/log/messages)
Which modem are you using?
Did you run adsl-setup?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 04:21 PM   #3
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I did run adsl-setup. The output I posted above is just after running adsl-setup. I am at work now, and the machine I am writing about is at home. I wil have to check /var/log/messages when I get home.

The modem I am pretty sure is a Speed-Stream (sp?). I will make sure on this when I get home.

Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 10:34 PM   #4
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The messages in /var/log/messages change after different processes are run, so I will give you the messages after running adsl-start and adsl-status:

Code:
[root@localhost]# adsl-start
Code:
[root@localhost]# adsl-status 
Note:  You have enabled demand-connection;  adsl-status may be inaccurate.  adsl-status:  Link is down (can't read pppoe PID file .pppoe)
[root@localhost]# tail -f /var/log/messages
Date/Time localhost msec: changed mode of /var/log/XFree86.0.log.old from 644 to 640
Date/Time localhost msec: changed group of /var/log/XFree86.0.log.old from 644 to 640
Date/Time localhost msec: changed mode of /var/log/cups/access_log from 644 to 640
Date/Time localhost msec: changed mode of /var/log/ksyms.1 from 644 to 640
Date/Time localhost msec: changed group of /var/log/ksyms.1 from root to adm
Date/Time localhost msec: changed mode of /var/log/cups/page_log from 644 to 640
Date/Time localhost CROND[4768]: (root) CMD (nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Date/Time localhost CROND[4779]: (root) CMD (nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Date/Time localhost CROND[4790]: (root) CMD (nice -n 19 run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Date/Time localhost su(pam_unix)[4835]: session opened for user root by uid = 501)
The modem I am using IS an Efficient Networks Brand SpeedStream 5360 Ethernet ADSL Modem. Still scratching my head...

Smarvy
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:48 AM   #5
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as I said in another thread - try a diff applicatio - like ethernet 300

download.pacbell.net
user: dslreguser
passwd: reguser
 
Old 03-14-2004, 01:30 AM   #6
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Hi,

Open 2 terminals.
In the first type
tail-f /var/log/messages
In the second start adsl
Look at the output in the first terminal.
 
  


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