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Old 12-07-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
Matt Barnes
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My pppd daemon dies unexpectantly.


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.
Thanks

Matt
 
Old 12-07-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
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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)
 
Old 12-07-2004, 01:31 PM   #3
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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?



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-07-2004, 05:43 PM   #4
Matt Barnes
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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.
Thanks!

Matt
 
Old 12-08-2004, 08:46 AM   #5
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Anything, if not I guess I'm going to re-install it.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 08:55 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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I found this link on setting up PPP. Setting Up PPP

I'm going to try it when I get home and see if it works. I'll post back with the results.
Thanks

Matt
 
  


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