> I have installed LinuxPPC R5 (1999) and now have X working, more or
> less. I also installed KDE Network and dependancies. I have kppp
> configured in both root and my user account. Resolv.conf is in place
> with the appropriate info. In root, an error comes up saying the ppp
> interface did not come up. In my user account, I get an error saying
> could not open modem lock file.
> Can someone PLEASE give me simple step by step instructions on how to
> get ppp working with kppp or ezppp (preferably kppp).
> Any and all help appreciated.
I was never able to get KPPP to work, even back in R4.
Darn, but this works:
Log in as root.
Type command '# netcfg' and create a new interface ppp0 or edit the
Enter all your communications info (phone number, nameserver [DNS]
addreses, modem init string, etc).
In the chat editting window enter this
~-- <nothing here>
save and exit.
Start a tail on the /var/log/messages file to see what's going on:
# tail -f /var/log/messages & (don't forget the '&' sign)
/sbin/ifup ppp0 this should start the modem dialing.
If there are problems, type
/sbin/ifdown ppp0 to stop the process while you troubleshoot.
1. Most problems arise from inappropriate modem init strings - the ATZ
default rarely works. Most modems like AT&F or AT&F1 to reset to factory
Do a web search on "modem init strings" and you will turn up some really
fine pages that catalog strings for many modems.
2. If you are sure of your init string, problems may arise in the chat
dialog, particularly if the ISP is using passive ppp - they just expect
you to send your username, TIMEOUT 5 then send userpassword, TIMEOUT 5
and expect ~-- to start ppp.
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Hope this helps.