For some reason the only dialer/PPP starter I can use is wvdial, my modem (a USR Sportster 56K) does not respond to commands (basic ones, like ATZ) from kppp and the like. But it works flawlessly with wvdial. Or at least it did...
I have 3 distros on my box, RH 8, RH 9, and Slackware 9.0. They all have wvdial installed. Recently, the most ridiculous thing has started to happen when I connect - when wvdial dials, and starts a PPP session (ie. PPPD) it is supposed to show the IP leased to me by the ISP. Well, lately it shows this IP as 0.0.0.0 which as we all know is pure nonsense. The thing is that the internet (HTTP, FTP, SSH) still works, however some programs (such as Firebird) act strange - FB for example freezes the moment I touch the keyboard - to enter a URL for eg.
Anyone have any clue what this may be? I haven't changed any settings, haven't done anything weird. This all started when I installed RH 9 but the slack and RH 8 partitions weren't touched, and it happens there too.
Where is the damn gremlin? Thanks for yer time fellas!