> I can connect to my ISP. Get an IP address assigned to my computer. But
> after the logon and connection my modem stalls. Nothing works (browser,
> irc, ftp,etc) Works fine in windows. I'm using rh5.2 and kde. Any help
> will be appreciated
1. Start Minicom, initialize the modem and try loging into your isp
2. Record, carefully every character sent from your isp, beining
careful to note how may carriage returns are being sent by the isp and
how many you have to send to get a prompt.
3. After you've sent your id and password in minicom, I'm guessing
you'll get a prompt character from your isp. If you do, type in "ppp"
to start the ppp connection.. if you see a bunch of unreadable
characters coming across the screen then your isp is requiring
connections to manually start the ppp link using the "ppp" command. If
this is the case, you'll need to edit your chat script in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/chat-ppp0 (assuming you are using ppp0 as
your connection) to include the "ppp" command at the bottom of the
Here is my script (the phone number, id and password are changed ;-)
'ABORT' 'NO CARRIER'
'ABORT' 'NO DIALTONE'
'ABORT' 'Invalid Login'
'ABORT' 'Login incorrect'
Notice the 'ppp' at the bottom.. that starts the ppp connection, and for
this isp, I have to send 4 carriage returns before sending the ppp ;-)
A bit weird, but that's what was required.
Please excuse my posting, if you've already done this.. this sort of
thing is of course detailed in the ppp_HOWTO. The syntax for the chat
scipt in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/chat-ppp0 is detailed in the man
pages for chat.
Take care - Ed
4. kppp logfile
6. Mail ???