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Re: [TCLUG:4659] PPP woes

My memory is that you need a newer version of ppp to work with the new
kernel. You might even get a message about this on boot. In either case
try getting the latest version.

Hope this helps,


On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Vince Platt wrote:

> 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.
> --
> sandipan
> Vince Platt wrote:
> >
> > OK.. this is ridiculous.  Somewhere in the process of upgrading myself
> to
> > the new kernel and the new KDE, my PPP stuff stopped working.  KPPP
> keeps
> > 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
> followed
> > the KPPP FAQ (which is fronting for pppd) to its conclusion, with no
> joy.
> >
> > 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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