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Re: [TCLUG:4659] PPP woes

Well, I checked the lock file scenario, and it isn't there.  The comm that
comes with KPPP (I forget the name - I don't have access to the box right
now unfortunately) also thinks the modem is busy.

On the bright side, I got a flash of inspiration and thought to check
freshmeat for just ppp, rather than pppd and it turns out that a new
release of it is out there.  I'll be trying that out tonight.  Guess I
should stop at Cub on the way home for a sacrificial chicken.  :+)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandipan Panigrahi <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TCLUG:4659] PPP woes

It may not be anything to do with ppp at all. See if you can
talk to the modem using minicom. Your modem may not be set
properly, or the lock in /var/lock/LCK...* for your modem
may be hanging around which makes KPPP think that your modem
is locked. Though it should take care of stale locks somehow.

pppd is a part of the "ppp" package and if you have redhat you
can get the pppd sources of the ppp-*.rpm in the SRPMS directory
of the Source CD.

Vince Platt wrote:
> OK.. this is ridiculous.  Somewhere in the process of upgrading myself
> the new kernel and the new KDE, my PPP stuff stopped working.  KPPP
> reporting "Sorry, the modem is busy." when it clearly is not.
> Just to make it clear, I did compile PPP into the kernel.  Everything I
> can find in the compile options related to this is turned on.  I
> the KPPP FAQ (which is fronting for pppd) to its conclusion, with no
> I was looking for the pppd source, because I suspect it may need to be
> upgraded for the new kernel, but I haven't been able to locate that on
> freshmeat, Linuxberg, etc.
> So I have two questions:
> 1.  How do I solve the basic problem?
> 2.  Where do I find the source for pppd (which is still suspect)?
> TIA!
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