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Old 09-10-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
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centos 4.1: kppp modem detection fails


I'm using CentOS 4.1 that was upgraded from 4.0.

Since this distro is equivalent to RHEL, I'm posting
my issue here.

Basically, as KPPP tries to detect the installed modem,
my keyboard's Scrool and Caps lock lights are blinking
and my system is frozen. This forces me to hard reboot
the system.

As far as the modem is concerned, it's the internal PCI
modem with an Intel 536EP chipset, and the correct
driver has been successfully installed.

I have another system with the same driver, modem, and
distro in very nice working condition.

Obviously, the only difference between the two systems
is in the system board.

The board that's giving me the trouble is AsRock P4AL-800.

Previously, I've had some issue with this board with the
same distro in the up2date process. Now that I reinstalled
this CentOS distro again, that up2date issue has gone cleanly.

However, this new KPPP issue has come up where there was
none like this issue in the past in the same system.

Is this my installation failure or the board's peculiarly acting
on me?

Anyone's comment would be very much appreciated.

Old 09-11-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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Your obviously not a newbie so I gather you have done some troubleshooting with this.

have you tried

lspci - to see if the card is recognised properly?

pppconf - bit rusty for modem commands - try ppp<tab> for list

hope this helps a little

Old 09-17-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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Hi aikidoist72,

Thanks for your feedback and compliment.

I tried the lspci and saw the modem in the listing.

So, I suppose the modem is, at least, recognized
by the system, right?

As with the other suggested command, I'm not familiar
with the ppp/pppconf modem either.

How else can I troubleshoot this issue?


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