> I'm using pppd version 2.4.0 .
> There is nothing about ppp (or pppd) in /etc/modules.conf .
> I get the same message (as above) whether running kppp as a user or as root.
If kppp uses a /etc/ppp/options.ttySx file then you will have trouble.
Update pppd to ppp-2.4.1.
Quote:> Note that pppd works perfectly -- I'm using it now. It's just kppp
> which does not work. When trying kppp I removed everything from
> /etc/ppp , as instructed in the kppp handbook. Then I created an
> empty /etc/ppp/options, again as suggested in the handbook.
Unless someone has had this problem with kppp there is no way
to diagnose the problem without looking at verbose log messages.
There should be a way of generating verbose log messages for whatever
dialer kppp uses and the log messages for pppd with the "debug" option.
Find out how and post exact copies for an attempt to connect.
Quote:> Apart from the fact that kppp does not work for me, I found the fact
> that it did not allow one (as far as I can see) to send anything
> to the modem except ATZ<n> and ATDT... rather annoying. With pppd
> I send an initialisation string to the modem. Admittedly the kppp
> handbook explains how you can do the same thing by defining a modem
> profile, but this seems unnecessarily complicated to me.
I've never used kppp but it is undoubtedly either a modified pppd or
a frontend to pppd, and an attempt to configure PPP with simple menus.
That is both unnecessary and prone to failure.
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