Not too long ago I successfully installed RedHat Linux 5.1... which
comes with kernel 2.0.34. I am having problems setting up an internet
connection through PPP. Now, I have HAD this exact same copy of Linux on
the machine before with an internet connection running fine (through
Minicom and PPPD) but I deleted Linux and now decided to reinstall it.
I cannot connect to the internet. At first I tried using Minicom and
PPPD like i always have before but noticed PPPD was generating an error
message because there was no PPP kernel support, so I sucessfully
recompiled the kernel.
Still Minicom doesn't work. no more error messages but it just
dials, asks for login and password but it won't connect. I pick up the
phone to find a dial tone.
I also tried configuring the /etc/ppp/ppp-on script and its components
to function but when I run it it justs makes the modem click (I guess
like an ATZ command). That's it, it won't even dial. it just quits. I
tried to get it to log the messages to the system log but the paths it
wanted didn't exist so I stopped bothering with it.
What can i do? No error messages, it just won't even dial!! My modem
is a SupraExpress 288i PnP. Even though it is a PnP it HAS worked
Any help would be much appreciated! :)