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Im tyring to use kppp to connect to the internet using my modem (a connexant one, btw). When i try to connect the modem dials, but before it can finish dialing i get a message box pop up and say the pppd daemon died unexpectedly.
I get this error: exit code 2, wrong option "passwordfd"
This is the contents of the error file it rights:
Feb 9 11:27:32 linux pppd: unrecognized option 'passwordfd'
Ive got the right drivers, for my modem and my distro. Ive got an HCF modem so i got the conexant HCF drivers from linmodems.org for the 2.4.19_4GB kernel (suse 8.1).
The only things i set up in kppp was the account information (dialing number .etc) and i checked the 'query modem' worked fine. The strange thing is i havent added any extra info to pass to ppp. I also check through the ppp man page and i couldnt even find a parameter called 'passwordfd'; kppp is obviously trying to pass info to a parameter in ppp that doesnt exist.
I had some trouble getting kppp to work at first as it was asking for some file or whatever. I created the file in the /etc dir, and gave the file the same options as all the other files. I dont think ive tried using kppp as root, so i might re-install the package and try again.
KPPP now opens up fine. Its just that the dialing process stops before it can complete, and then restarts itself; like a never ending loop. I just need to know how to stop kppp from entering this 'loop' and dial up properly.
The troubleshooting info in the kppp help didnt seem to be much use, and ive had little luck finding some info about this problem on google.