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Old 05-24-2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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Question KPPP dials and then dies after connecting


I use an external hardware modem to connect to the internet. KPPP works fine with all the other flavors of Linux that I have tried including Knoppix on the harddrive. KPPP will not even load under the most recent version of Sarge unless I type KPPP in a root terminal.

Here is what the computer said:

debian:/home/dragon# kppp
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kbuildsycoca running...
KWrited - Listening on Device /dev/pts/4
Opener: received SetSecret
Opener: received SetSecret
Opener: received OpenLock

Opener: received OpenDevice
Opener: received ExecPPPDaemon
In parent: pppd pid 2129
Couldn't find interface ppp0: No such device
Kernel supports ppp alright.
pppd: The remote system is required to authenticate itself
pppd: but I couldn't find any suitable secret (password) for it to use to do so.pppd: (None of the available passwords would let it use an IP address.)
It was pppd that died
pppd exited with return value 1
Sending 2114 a SIGUSR1
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received RemoveSecret
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received OpenResolv
Opener: received RemoveLock
Opener: received PPPDExitStatus
Opener: received PPPDExitStatus

Thank you for looking at my problem.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:29 AM   #2
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I had all kinds of problems with KPPP on my Debian install. Worked fine with Fedora Core 1.
Don't worry about the QPixmap errors, they happen when you run kde apps from from a different DE, like gnome. But the pppd issues are the real trouble. It looks like you may have an issue with your PAP/CHAP secrets files. I'm not at a linux machine at the moment, but I think they are in the /etc folder. Or it might be an issue with ppp0, from a device perspective.

FYI, I now use wvdial and configure it with wvdialconf. I find it much easier. You may not have to deal with the problems you are currently having. I have a drawer on my toolbar in gnome that contains two appicons: 1. wvdial, 2. killall wvdial. I used 1 to dial, 2 to hangup. Since setting this up I have had zero problems. Good luck.

-HD
 
Old 05-25-2005, 03:44 PM   #3
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WVdial

I tried to use wvdial while using KDE a few days ago. Unfortunately, WVdial would not work. Maybe I should try using WVdial under Gnome? I understand that Debian Stable 3.1 will be released in a few weeks. Should I just save myself some work and hope that this bug is fixed in 3.1?
 
Old 05-25-2005, 05:52 PM   #4
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I'd have to agree with HalfDiminished -- kppp is rather sluggish to use at the best of times. Have you joined the correct groups (dialout, especially) -- you should be able to run kppp as a regular user.

In addition to Wvdial, another near-foolproof way to configure ppp is using pppconfig. (You may need to apt-get install it first). Assuming you name your isp "provider", you will then be able to dial simply by issuing "pon" at a terminal, and "poff" to quit. Voila

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 05-25-2005, 06:14 PM   #5
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Re: WVdial

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Originally posted by Dreamcast
Should I just save myself some work and hope that this bug is fixed in 3.1?
I don't believe it is a bug. It looks like a configuration problem. If your ISP server can't find your password, you have a problem with your chat scripts or you are using the wrong protocol. I would go with the pppconfig.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 01:28 PM   #6
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Problem Solved - Thank You

Fortunately, pppconfig is provided with the first ISO CD in the set. I entered the advanced settings and added my user name as an approved user. Next, I created shortcut application icons on the desktop for "pon" and "poff".

This new technique is far less difficult than kppp on other distrobutions.

THANK YOU
 
  


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