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Old 08-02-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
bburgy
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PPP Through Slackware 9.1 -- No traffic passing


I recently installed Slackware 9.1, and I've also just recently installed the drivers for my A-Open dial-up modem. The modem uses a Conexant chipset, and I now have the free Linuxant drivers (not too thrilled that I only get 14.4 Kbps with them, but they'll do for now). Anyway, when I installed Slackware (before installing the modem drivers), I also configured my network settings, with the intention of changing them at a later time. I know those settings are not completely correct.

Now onto the problem:

With these modem drivers, I am able to dial and connect to my ISP only when I am logged in as root. My computer gets an IP address after authentication, but that's where all external interaction stops. I am unable to ping any external addresses (both URLs and IPs, thus indicating my DNS settings are fine). Also, I am using the same settings as my previous Linux install on the same computer, and it worked fine previously.

My question is: if my network settings in Slackware might be improperly configured, is my ppp software going to be affected, hence disabling me from sending out any traffic at all?

My second question is: if I am not logged in as root, why can't I at least establish a connection with my ISP? I can't even get that far as a non-root user.

Thanks,

bburgy
 
Old 08-02-2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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I am unable to ping any external addresses (both URLs and IPs, thus indicating my DNS settings are fine).
How does being "unable" to ping indicate your DNS settings are fine?
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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Haha, you caught me there.

I should have said the DNS settings are "not the issue at the moment." I should also clarify that I am using the same Internet account as my Windows install, and I have verified the DNS settings are correct (I have had no issues with Windows accessing the web).

Aside from that, I am not really worried about domain resolution at the moment. The big issue is that I can't even ping my ISP's domain-name server IP, let alone anything else on the WAN side.

I welcome any ideas. I've been able to get it to work in other Linux distros, just not Slackware. I'm stumped, and obviously I'm a newbie.

Thanks for checking this out!

bburgy
 
Old 08-03-2004, 08:35 PM   #4
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Here is a copy of the output to the terminal from kppp:

When I open kppp and then click "Connect":

Opener: received SetSecret
Opener: received SetSecret
Opener: received OpenLock

Opener: received OpenDevice
Opener: received ExecPPPDaemon
In parent: pppd pid 1591
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Couldn't find interface ppp0: No such device
Kernel supports ppp alright.
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received RemoveSecret


When I click "Disconnect" on kppp:


Opener: received KillPPPDaemon
In killpppd(): Sending SIGTERM to 1591
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received RemoveLock
It was pppd that died
pppd exited with return value 5
Sending 1587 a SIGUSR1


I managed to repair the incorrect networ settings, and found that they made no difference. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

bburgy
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:13 PM   #5
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Hey all,

I changed the networking settings on my system, and I was still unable to pass traffic over my dial up modem conenction. After Linux was rebooted, I was then able to connect. I guess I missed a step!

Anyway, now my question is: because my computer was originally setup to work on a LAN and this was giving me dial up issues, is there a way to configure Slackware to use the LAN and dial up connection without a conflict?
 
  


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