Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112675
ppp0 does not connect under Fedora Core 4
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:41:10 EDT
Description of problem: After installing an upgrade to Fedora Core
from Red Hat Linux version 9, I found that the device eth0 still
worked ok, but the ppp0 device, which appeared to be installed, failed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to Red Hat Icon,System Settings, and Network
2.Enter root password, get the network connection window
3.select ppp0 device and "activate"
4. hear the dialing routine, assume connection
5. see error message, failure to connect to browser
Changing to correct compontent, system-config-network (aka
Read ya, Phil
Sounds like the proper answer, but I don't understand it. There must
be 2 components or files that control the selection of modem. Since I
am command line challenged, I'll have to ask for more help in changing
from system-config-network to redhat-config-network
Same issue has appeared on my new copy of Fedora Core 4. Now,
Internet Connection Wizard appears to set up my PCMCIA modem,
a USR 56k unit working perfectly under Fedora Core 3.
However, when I try to dial up, I get the message "ppp0 failed, error 2"
The "minicom" modem program will talk to the modem, with AT commands, dialing, etc.
Fedora 3 network configuration, searches for a modem, ignores the builtin
winmodem, found the pcmcia USR 56k modem and assigned it tty/S3. The other data
entered on screens, phone number, id/password, entered normally and modem worked
Fedora 4 did not search for or find the pcmcia modem or the built-in winmodem.
Hope this helps.
2 An error was detected in processing the options given, such as
two mutually exclusive options being used.
$ rpm -qf /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-ppp
I did not change anything major from FC3 to FC4... so the fault is maybe in
ifup-ppp... Please attach your ifcfg-ppp* files.
Closing due to lack of response from reporter.