>>>> When I start kppp, I receive the message, "sorry, the modem is locked"
>>>> or some such stuff.
>>>There is a file /etc/ppp/options
>>>open "options" with a text editor and if there is the word "locked"
>>>either delete the word or comment it out.
>>"Commenting out" the lock worked for me. :) Which means: placing a "#",
>>without quotes, in front of the word lock, and then saving the file.
I disagree. KPPP specifically states that it controls the lock, vice the
normal var/lock/LCK.. way of doing things. To use KPPP, until I am less of a
newbie ( I installed R4.1 on Saturday, never used Linux before) I needed to
comment out the lock. My modem connection through KPPP worked just fine,
once that was done.
Quote:>The lock option to pppd tells pppd to install a lock file in
>to let other programs know it is using the modems. However you are
>finding that pppd itself is finding a lock file.
>and then do
>ps aux|grep #
>where # is the number reported in the first command. If nothing has that
>number as its PID (first number on the ps line), then you can just
>remove that lock file. If somethng does have that number it is using
>your tty port. figure out why and fix.