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Old 08-11-2002, 09:25 AM   #1
HuFlungDung
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failed update ties up wvdial


I was attempting to update my Linux installation of Suse Linux 8. I had about 5 megs to download and got a couple of megs downloaded and then the connection went silent.
I was logged in as root during this time.

Now, whenever I log in as root and attempt to finish this process, I cannot dial in as wvdial tells me that the device is busy.

I haven't seen a straight answer anywhere yet on how to kill this old session so that I can free up the modem.

BTW, when logged on as a normal user, (like right now), I can access the internet normally, so I know the modem was not "really" tied up when I was root.

Somewhere, there has to be a temp file (I'm used to windows) with this information from a previous session in it. Where is it and how do I kill it?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-11-2002, 02:55 PM   #2
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uhm, im not sure, but look into the /root directory, make sure to check all files (ls -a) to display hidden files as well. Maybe there is a .wvdial-session or something.
Good luck and hope that helps some.
-NSKL
 
Old 08-12-2002, 02:04 AM   #3
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i guess u have to rm the process id pid file. if u call wvdial from root bash it might give u the number of the current pid and probably the dir where to find that file.
(im not sure but u may give it a try)
cheers, jens
 
Old 08-12-2002, 02:18 PM   #4
peter_robb
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wvdial just handles the initiation.
pppd is the process to look for.
ps -aux | grep pppd
will find as many instances as have been started.

Regards,
Peter
 
  


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