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Old 03-17-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Trouble connecting with gnome ppp

In Mint9, I can connect to the net using the wvdial command in terminal.

But when I use the gnome ppp graphical UI, same phone number, it connects, starts pppd, but then gives:
"The PPP daemon has died: A modem hung up the phone (exit code = 16)
--> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail."

Any idea why this is happening? The wvdial command always gives a good solid connection, so I assume I made an error in configuring gnome ppp. I thought that gnome ppp used the same info as wvdial does, in the wvdial.conf file.

Thank you for tips--

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Old 03-17-2011, 04:45 PM   #2
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I have same problem first with kppp...I put more waiting time for kppp and it start to work..
I'm not sure but kppp not use same conf file with pppd.
Hope this help little
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The pppd gets its configuration from files in the /etc/ppp/ directory.
Old 03-17-2011, 09:39 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by andrewthomas View Post
The pppd gets its configuration from files in the /etc/ppp/ directory.
Any troubleshooting tips for these files? Should I compare with wvdial.conf, since info in wvdial.conf enables vwdial to connect OK?


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