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Old 02-12-2004, 09:58 AM   #1
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pppd died: pppd options error (exit code 2


I've just install Linux (a Suse version) and Im turning around in the past three days with the modem connection. Im eager to lay down Windows and Microsoft, but if I cant solve this issue

Modem configuration and provider is OK. I used Yast to configure it. No errors pumping up, but when I click Kinternet, the log displays the following message:

pppd died: pppd options error (exit code 2).

I searched the internet and found a few advices on the same error, but none solves my problem.

Note: Im a brand new Linux user and not very skilful with it.

Thank you
Old 02-12-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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hi taveirac,

i've just upgraded a machine running suse 8.2 to 9.0..

i'm making an assumption / guess here : you're using a machine with a built in pci modem ....

suse say in their literature that the latest release has improved support for windows software modems (winmodems). however, i got exactly the same error as you, when i tried to use the internal windows modem built in to my machine.

so i went straight back to the trusty external modem i had been using before and all was fine.

if you're using an internal modem, there's a fair chance that it will be a cheapo winmodem. do yourself a favour and cut out a lot of hassle - go and buy a proper *hardware* modem, which will work straight away for you. i'd advise an external device that plugs into a spare *serial* port (not usb - some of those are winmodems...).

hope this helps..

(one night's playing, and suse 9.0 seems great!)


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