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I'm using Fedora 2.6, and I'm installing an (external 56K, best-data) modem. When I go to the network admin screen, it says that the modem is configured, but when I try to activate it, I get an error message
Failed to activate Joi-Internet with error 2"
What does this mean?
How do I fix it?
Where can I find a list of all of the Fedora 2 error codes, by number?
Was in same situation. I never did figure out why I was able to activate the device one day after receiving similar messages. It's possible that because FC2 installs two different dialers, they may "fight for resources" and the configuration of one affects the other. Apparently FC2 installs both the Kppp dialer (which is under the Internet menu) AND the internet configuration wizard/network device control which uses the wvdialer (under system tools). The Best Data modem does work under Mandrake and I'm certain it works under Linux in general.
It sounds like your problem may just be configuration related.
Also, if you intend to try the Kppp dialer, you may have the following to look forward to:
Please look at the Redhat/Fedora Bugzilla site and search for Kppp and you will discover that the Kppp dialer has been an acknowledged problem in both Redhat and Fedora products since .........1999 !!!! The DNS addressing is stored in a different place than the dialer is looking and so you can connect, but you can't use your browsers. This problem does not exist with the network device configuration. The Kppp dialer gives more connection info and is a little slicker to use, but what good is it if you can't use the browsers?
Suggest you continue with network device setup to get your modem connection and leave Kppp for weekends or google for a fix. Also, take a look at the Mandrake distro.