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Old 07-19-2001, 12:22 PM   #1
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RH PPP Dialer

It's been almost a week since I had a modem problem so I reinstalled RH, (got tired of SuSE). I set up the Modem everything looks cool but when I click on the dialer to make a connection the dialer gives me a waiting message. As I sit hear and type this question my dialer is still waiting to make a conection. Everything is working, I just can't get the dialer to realize this. Also the same dialer doesn't want to disconnect, I guess it's because it never knew it was connected to begin with.
Old 07-19-2001, 05:40 PM   #2
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- Look for errormsgs in /var/log/messages or wherever pppd outputs,
- check ure configs
- see if u can get the connection up with ifconfig (ppp0 up, I think)
- check if the pppd version matches the kernel version.

If this all doesnt work it may be helpfull for ppl to post ure kernel, pppd versions and any error messages.
Old 07-20-2001, 02:57 AM   #3
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Lightbulb Tried wvdial ?

Have you tried wvdial ?
It gives all the messeges and hence you can debug your connection easily

Old 07-20-2001, 02:39 PM   #4
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I checked all the places unSpawn told me to and I can't find anything wrong but I probably wouldn't know it if I did. I haven't tried the wvdial. The problem seems to be Netscape related since everythig works fine in Mozilla. Netscape is probable on it's way out anyway since I like the way Mozilla handles the mail. Since this last install Netscape has been acting strange anyway. Thanks for the advice guys, file this one under "Resolved"


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