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Old 08-16-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question How to determine PTY device of ethernet card

I think I can get my WONDERFUL [think of the word "hate" in burning letters...] SpeedStream 5100 modem working with PPPoE on the computer with one small hoop left. For some reason, Mandrake 10.0 is just plain screwed up when writing the adsl config file in /etc/ppp/peers/adsl. It writes everything right except at the end, where I get this:

user [uid for SBC global]

I don't know what braindead error is causing it, but the damn thing leaves the PTY entry empty. Thus, if I try to start it as-is it simply throws an error about an "unrecognized option [uid for SBC global]". Remove the pty line, and it dies because it doesn't know where to write to.

So, (here's the question) How and/or where can I find out what the PTY for my thernet devices is?
Old 08-17-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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Make sure you have the ppp-pppoe package installed.

Perhaps someone with a working install will post what it needs to be, but as an example, the debian (no mandrake installs here) example peer file has:

# Use the pppoe program to send the ppp packets over the Ethernet link
# This line should work fine if this computer is the only one accessing
# the Internet through this DSL connection. This is the right line to use
# for most people.
pty "/usr/sbin/pppoe -I eth0 -T 80 -m 1452"

Good Luck,


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