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On my Slackware computer I use dial up to access the internet. I connect and surf around or join IRC and chat, but when I open certain things like Gaim or Kopete, or a text editor, or run something like lspci from a command line, I get disconnected with the KPPP message saying the pppd daemon died. Its just an annoying problem. and I cant use IM. Im confused because in Mandrake I never had any trouble with this. I would love to fix this, but I don't know where to begin.
Have tried running pppsetup? It's a console based curses interface script that will setup your ISP information, modem information, then when you want to connect to the internet use ppp-go and ppp-off to disconnect. (As root of course)
I'd suggest to have a look into the systems'
logfiles ... and if the problem is GUI-dependent into
~/.xsession-errors as well ... another thing would be
to familiarise yourself with pppd's setup and set
it up to use auto-dial instead of using kpppd.
But I really think that you have a problem with
some low-level drivers, what you describe suggests
a problem with DMA or the like (shared IRQ with
the modem?) .... what make and model is the modem,
what chipset have you got on the mobo?
Ok. I ran pppsetup, and tried set it up how *I think* it was supposed to be set up. I used PAP authentification because in kppp the dropdown menu said PAP/CHAP. I used ppp-go and my modem dialed out, said I was connected and I tried opening Mozilla and X-chat, but mozilla stayed at resolving host and x-chat set there looking up the server. I re-ran pppsetup and tried CHAP Auth. because of the PAP/CHAP in kppp, same problem. So I tried kppp to dialup and the same thing happened again, so I think I might have fucked something up. I booted Windows and it dialed fine and here I am. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
Sounds like you might need to make sure that your /etc/resolv.conf file has the proper nameserver listing in it. Occasionally when I dial up over my cellphone (using pppd directly), I have to go in and put an entry for my DNS server so that I can get DNS resolution.