Changing -vpi 0 (was -vpi 8) in the /etc/ppp/peers/adsl file stops the ADSL LED going Green (stays at Amber) on the Modem and the system hangs.
Change it back then! The settings I gave you were for BT. I don't know your ISP, it may be different.
My /etc/resolv.conf looks like this:
Replace the IP addresses of your ISP's nameservers for "more.dotted.numbers.here". Your ISP documentation should have this, otherwise ask them.
I think that "nameserver 127.0.0.1", means check the local machine (your PC) first, to see if it knows how to resolve a name.
/etc/resolv.conf is owned by root, and its group is root. Its permissions are rw-r--r--
A good early sign of success is to
cat /var/log/messages (you need to be root)
scroll back, and look for something like this:
Nov 30 18:00:17 localhost pppoa3: pppoa3 version 1.2-beta1 started by root (uid 0)
Nov 30 18:00:17 localhost pppoa3: Control thread ready
Nov 30 18:00:18 localhost kernel: HDLC line discipline: version $Revision: 3.3 $, maxframe=4096
Nov 30 18:00:18 localhost kernel: N_HDLC line discipline registered.
Nov 30 18:00:18 localhost pppoa3: host --> pppoa3 --> modem stream ready
Nov 30 18:00:18 localhost pppoa3: modem --> pppoa3 --> host stream ready
Nov 30 18:00:24 localhost pppd: local IP address 126.96.36.199
Nov 30 18:00:24 localhost pppd: remote IP address 188.8.131.52
Nov 30 18:00:24 localhost pppd: primary DNS address 184.108.40.206
Nov 30 18:00:24 localhost pppd: secondary DNS address 220.127.116.11
That tells me that my PC is talking to the modem, and a connection has been established with my ISP, I have been allocated an IP address, and also I've been told the addresses of two DNS servers. (I suppose I could put these numbers into /etc/resolv.conf, but it seems to work without this extra step).
If you get the above output from cat /var/log/messages, then any further problems are likely to be to do with /etc/resolv.conf
Hope this helps. Persevere, the pleasure when it all starts working is worth it.
PS Have you seen this:http://users.aber.ac.uk/gcn1/ADSL/
Check steps 4,6 and 7