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Old 05-09-2002, 09:25 PM   #1
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I am dieing, I need to get online on my slack machine. Everytime I dial up to my isp, I get an error. Usually the error is "PPPD Died unexpectedly". Someone please help me.


p.s. it does it on both the 2.4.5 and the new 2.4.18 kernel
Old 05-09-2002, 10:24 PM   #2
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Need more info, error messages and modem type would be a good start.
Old 05-09-2002, 10:40 PM   #3
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the error message is "pppd died unexpectedly".
modem type, its uses xirc2ps_cs and that worked in other distros
Old 05-10-2002, 11:52 PM   #4
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To find what is going wrong it may be useful to log messages from pppd, You can find information about how to do it at the files FAQ and README in the directory /usr/doc/ppp-2.4.1/

A quick resume is:

Add this line to /etc/syslog.conf:

daemon,local2.debug /etc/ppp/log

note: only use <TAB>, don't use the spacebar.

and create an empty file /etc/ppp/log

To reread the changes made find the PID of syslogd typing: ps -x

and type: kill -HUP "PID of syslogd"

Start your connection with the command ppp-go and it will log packets send and received. Examine this log to see whats happening.


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