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Old 04-29-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Fedora 25
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Dial-up on RH9: worked two years ago

The imprints of the keyboard are fading from my forehead.

My RedHat 9 setup is two years old. I did have dial-up working once
long ago. Same hardware: generic serial modem.

Since then I have been a Network Server with ADSL.

I have too many network settings....

I've gone right back to script setup. I can dial my ISP. pppd comes up. I get a ppp PID.
Then some message "Failed to activate ppp1 with error 6." (Switches from 2 to 8 to 6, depending on what I am trying.)

I'm not connected/configured to my DNS or Network right now.

At this point I'm willing to forfeit network settings for dial-up access.


ifup ppp1 gives me the "Failed to activate ppp1 with errorx..." error

If I was to re-install network packages from the RH9 install CD, where
do I start?

My head hit the keyboard again.

Old 04-29-2005, 10:30 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
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You could use the installer/uninstaller that comes with to remove and reinstall everything in the network group

I had this distro about a year ago - I noticed that if I fiddled the network setting too much everything seemed to jam up. I'd have to remove all the services and start from scratch - easier than trying to debug what I did. I think, but do not know, that some settings get cached somewhere and don't go away until the board is totally clear.

Before you get that far tho - try clearing all network and restarting. Also make sure that /dev/ttyS1 is really still your modem by sending a string to it and watching the pretty lights. That's right - back to basics.

However, you may find you adsl works after the reset

BTW: error 8 is usually a failed connection - (no dialtone in dialup) check/replace your cables. Get your phone company to test the phone line and the isp to test the adsl setup for you. (Explain you are getting "no connection" errors.)
Old 04-30-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
Registered: Sep 2003
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Back to basics was right!

I did reinstall ppp, then
I setup the account with wvdialconf.

Connect with minicom

that's atdt for those of you who remember

Maybe I'll try the 'easier ways' sometime or other...
When I have time



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