Bug 143970 - Failed to activate ppp0 with error 8
Failed to activate ppp0 with error 8
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ppp (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
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Reported: 2005-01-02 18:20 EST by John F. Kohler
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-29 07:47:49 EDT
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Description John F. Kohler 2005-01-02 18:20:55 EST
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Description of problem:
From System Settings-> Network ->Network Configuration (gui) to New,

I can attempt to enter modem values for the U.S. Robotics PCMCIA modem
in my Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop (internal modem is a WinModem)

Once Installed, I click on Activate in the Network configuration
window, and after about 30 seconds or so the above message appears:

Failed to activate ppp0 with error 8

This modem and laptop worked with earlier versions of Fedora (1) and
Linux (9).  Modem and cord work with a Windows laptop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to system settings, Network, and Network Configuration.
2.Highlight the Modem entry.
3.Click on "activate"
    4. See failure message

Actual Results:  No modem connection

Expected Results:  The modem connection window disappears, and I get
a dialup connection to the web (Earthlink, in my Case)

Additional info:

DSL connection, via eth0 and my router, and DSL modem work
first time and everytime.  PCMCIA modem has worked in the past with
other versions of Red Hat Linux, both 8 and 9.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-01-29 17:53:59 EST
Over to PPP
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 19:15:57 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 3 Thomas Woerner 2007-07-23 08:15:39 EDT
Can you please verify this with a newer Fedora release please?
Comment 4 Thomas Woerner 2007-08-29 07:47:49 EDT
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Fedora Core and reopen it against the new version if there is still a 

Closine as "not a bug" for now.

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