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Kane2002 08-23-2003 10:12 AM

ppp0 device startup
 
Hey Hey!!
I have a adsl USB modem and am using the Eci Adsl drivers to connect to the net!!
I can connect and it works fine ..but i have the occasional problem!

for example i also have a XP box which i sometimes need to have the modem plugged into and when i unplug the modem and plug it into the linux box it boots up and then it doesnt load it
something like ... "Error enabling pp0 device - device not ready" even though it is plugged in :confused:
and so i have to shut down and unplug the modem for a few minutes...then plug it bak in and this seems to work !!! but this is all very time consuming and after all linux was meant/built to be on all the time wasnt it?
So i was thinking isnt there a way to manually activate the modem after bootup if it hasnt been picked up??
cos its really doing my nut in now lol
(this problem also happens when i disconnect by doing ifconfig ppp0 down to kill the connection! i have to restart afterwards!!!)
so i would really like a quick way to bring the modem bak up

Any ideas??

Thanks alot
Kane


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jalal 08-23-2003 11:07 AM

I use Eci Adsl too, I start it with "startmodem" and kill it by "killall pppd".

If I then wanted to connect again, I would "pppd call adsl updetach".

try doing the same, it is working fine with me.

Kane2002 08-23-2003 11:21 AM

hmm
 
well that might work after i have done the startmodem/ kill

but err...my main problem is when it doesnt pick the modem up at bootup!!
and so i really need a way to "refresh" the ppp0 device so it picks it up and so i can connect to teh net without constantly rebooting!!

thanks
Kane

Kane2002 08-23-2003 01:59 PM

err
 
i have also just noticed something else ...

my connection seems to timeout after about 30 mins - 1hour

what could this be?

Kane:scratch:


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