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Old 02-07-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy Modem error Question Fedora 2

Hey there,

I'm using Fedora 2.6, and I'm installing an (external 56K, best-data) modem. When I go to the network admin screen, it says that the modem is configured, but when I try to activate it, I get an error message

Failed to activate Joi-Internet with error 2"

What does this mean?
How do I fix it?

Where can I find a list of all of the Fedora 2 error codes, by number?


Old 02-08-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
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try this

open up kppp dialer (its there with FC2)
choose ur modem device
then go to query modem and see if u get any results there
if u get blank box in reslut then ur modem is not fine

this way u can check whether ur modem device is fine

Old 02-09-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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I tried but

I tried but I couldn't find a Kppp dialer icon on GNOME, and typing kppp in the terminal didn't work either. How would you go about finding this dialer?


Old 02-09-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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Hello SoCalNewbie,

You can install KPPP by installing the KDE Networktools.

You can do that by selecting in the Gnome menu "System Settings" and then "Add/Remove Applications"
Old 02-09-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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I have the same modem an it does work in linux. you might also try wvdial which is console dialer. did you configure the modem first.
Old 03-13-2005, 11:18 AM   #6
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Kppp dialer

Was in same situation. I never did figure out why I was able to activate the device one day after receiving similar messages. It's possible that because FC2 installs two different dialers, they may "fight for resources" and the configuration of one affects the other. Apparently FC2 installs both the Kppp dialer (which is under the Internet menu) AND the internet configuration wizard/network device control which uses the wvdialer (under system tools). The Best Data modem does work under Mandrake and I'm certain it works under Linux in general.
It sounds like your problem may just be configuration related.

Also, if you intend to try the Kppp dialer, you may have the following to look forward to:

Please look at the Redhat/Fedora Bugzilla site and search for Kppp and you will discover that the Kppp dialer has been an acknowledged problem in both Redhat and Fedora products since .........1999 !!!! The DNS addressing is stored in a different place than the dialer is looking and so you can connect, but you can't use your browsers. This problem does not exist with the network device configuration. The Kppp dialer gives more connection info and is a little slicker to use, but what good is it if you can't use the browsers?

Suggest you continue with network device setup to get your modem connection and leave Kppp for weekends or google for a fix. Also, take a look at the Mandrake distro.
good luck

Last edited by Trio3b; 03-13-2005 at 11:31 AM.


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