> > > I had installed RH 7.1 the other day on my Toshiba laptop (with help
> > > from others over weird pcmcia problem). I was able to use kppp to
> > > access my ISP.
> > > Last night I was unable to use kppp. I got the message:
> > > Can't find interface ppp0: No such device
> > I don't know where this message comes from but then I don't use kppp.
> > I checked the pppd 2.4.1 and 2.4.5 kernel source trees and there's no
> > message in them that corresponds to "Can't find interface" in the one
> > above.
> > As you've likely found out strange things can happen when PCMCIA cards
> > are changed or removed. Maybe if you added the pppd "debug" option
> > then there would be some messages shown in the logs that could shed
> > more light on what's happening.
> > > I tried a bunch of things to no avail. I now have re-installed RH 7.1.
> > > I'm still getting the same message. It connects to the ISP but won't
> > > start ppp. Then kppp hangs.
> > Reinstall is for Windows, not Linux.
> > > Other weird things: it never installs linuxconf. I'm using the laptop
> > > class install so maybe that has something to do with it. Before I had
> > > upgraded and included linuxconf but still there was no linuxconf.
> > Sorry, I've never used RH or linuxconf.
> > > Does any one have any idea why I am getting these weird results?
> > I'd guess it is related to PCMCIA, but I've never used a laptop either,
> > so that may be far of the mark.
> > --
> > /* In my book, the first poster to resort to personal abuse in a Usenet
> > debate loses by default. - Rod Smith */
> Another message says "modprobe can't find ppp0 module". I've tried
> "/sbin/modprobe ppp0" and it says it can't find the module. I don't
> understand how it could work fine one day and then not the next.
> Rick Bilonick
It looks like a problem with the PC modem card. I installed RH 7.0 (after
having problems with the video when trying to install 6.1). Then I tried kppp
again with the pc card modem. Same problem. Then I connected an old 33k modem
(or whatever) to the serial port and bingo I could connect. So all the
software was there. Then I removed the pc card modem and re-inserted it. kppp
then worked through the pc card modem.
I'm going to upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1 and hope it still works. It should
because it seems to be a problem with the card connection. It just occurred
to me that I had problems under 6.0 with initializing the pc card modem - I
would press the card in some more and that would correct the problem.
Thanks for everyones suggestions.