I also recommend the Solaris/x86 mailing list. But in your case, the
problem is simple: "ring buffer full" means your computer is not fast
enough to keep up with the PPP speed. You probably don't want to lower
the baud rate any more than it is, so my next guess is that you
installed Driver Update 7 ?? If so, the serial driver (asy) is buggy
and disables the FIFO buffer in your 16550 UART, which will flood your
machine with interrupts compared to enabling the FIFO (it was too much
for my 486 to handle). I strongly suggest you upgrade to DU8 (available
at http://access1.sun.com). That should fix your problem!
> I can't help you directly but have you joined the S-x86 mailing list?
> This list is the best resource for people running Solaris x86.
> Check it out at http://www.eis.com/services/mlist.html You can search the
> old articles, too.
> IMHO, from what I read in the mailing list, asppp can be considered "PPP
> client from hell"-- hard to get it to work, very easy to break.
> : I am running solaris x86 with ppp, (with uucp).
> : It seem to work fine, except when I launch netscape. The netscape pops up
> : and it reads about 4k worth of data, then it justs hangs.
> : I get an error msg that saids "notice, ring buffer full"
> : Then it just stays there with out downloading any more data.
> : When I kill netscape, I can not ping or telnet out my of my solaris box.
> : I have to restart the ppp connection.
> : Any body have any similar problems?
> : Any help will be appreaciated,
> : Thanks in advance
> : Tom.
> : BTW, I increased the buffer size but it did not help.