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Old 02-13-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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Question kppp can't type?

I'm on a new install of rh9 and I've had ongoing problems getting kppp to connect. I was using rh7 and had the same problems. I'll spare the details and stick to where I'm at now. I have an actiontec hardware modem that dials up with no problem, however it doesn't log in. I was getting typical pppd died errs so I tried to login with mini term. At the username prompt I am only able to type certain characters. It appears that some letters I can enter in lower case and others in caps which of course doesn't really help me! I tried copy/paste which will enter the correct un but when I hit enter it does nothing. Going back to rh7 I noticed when kppp entered the password it had added a lot of extra characters which if memory serves are the same ones that I get if I just type in my un. I've searched a lot and the closest thing I came up with was a parity problem which was fixed by an init string but I'm unable to duplicate the process to get one for mine. I tried using wvdial and I can't get the Defaults section setup so that isn't working either. When I use miniterm I can type what I want until I get to the un prompt. Everything else works great but I'm dual booting so its a pain to reboot to get online, which also greatly slows the ts process. Any help would be appreciated and save me many hours of searching! Thanks in advance.
Old 02-14-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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When I try to log on normally this is the error--

Feb 14 00:33:05 boxer pppd[3847]: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
Feb 14 00:33:05 boxer pppd[3847]: Using interface ppp0
Feb 14 00:33:05 boxer pppd[3847]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS4
Feb 14 00:33:35 boxer pppd[3847]: LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests
Feb 14 00:33:35 boxer pppd[3847]: Connection terminated.
Feb 14 00:33:35 boxer pppd[3847]: Receive serial link is not 8-bit clean:
Feb 14 00:33:35 boxer pppd[3847]: Problem: all had bit 7 set to 0
Feb 14 00:33:35 boxer pppd[3847]: Exit.

From what I gather using this it points to some sort of negotiation problem. My isp uses clear text (PAP) and I have tried to let ppp handle auth and not and I still recieve the same err. The kppp log olny shows up to CONNECTED and no futher activity so I'm guessing that the remote isn't getting anything past the login prompt so I'm either not sending any data or sending indecipherable data. Well more fuel for the fire. Again any help is much appreciated.
Old 02-16-2004, 09:36 PM   #3
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I too have a problem with kppp. I would like to get it working. I can use kppp to dial up. It will connect. But that's all. No surfing, no nada.

In the meantime, I have found an alternative. As root, I ran /usr/bin/neat and set up a connection with the same info that I plugged into kppp, and yet here it worked. Root can use this interface to make or break a dialup connection, but only root. If you want to start and stop this connection as Joe User, use /usr/bin/redhat-control-network. Both of these items can be found in the redhat menu, the first under SystemSettings/Network and the second under SystemTools/NetworkDeviceControl.

Old 02-16-2004, 10:10 PM   #4
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Good info. After 4 different versions of linux and untold hours of trying to connect I found a dialer called vppp. I installed it, added my settings and viola it connected the first time. Basically any problems with surfing usually are dns related. I have yet to see it connected to offer any other ts. If I run into anything I'll let you know.
Old 12-17-2004, 04:09 PM   #5
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Viola! Exactly the SAME IDENTICAL problem with KPPP on an alternative ISP I am trying out (or not if cannot connect!), while no KPPP problem with the original-ISP? (And Windows has no problem with either).

So if any you guys found the answer, I would really appreciate hearing from you.




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