Bug 21667 - RH PPP Dialer not starting
Summary: RH PPP Dialer not starting
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ppp
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-12-04 00:57 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-08-01 17:43:22 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-12-04 00:57:56 UTC
I have switched to using GNOME and wanted to use the RH PPP Dialer.  I 
went through the Dialup Configuration Tool, created my account and let it 
auto detect my modem.  If I choose the Debug button on the Internet 
Connections screen, it starts the modem and makes a connection.  However, 
when I select the RH PPP Dialer and choose the connection, it says it 
cannot start the connection.  The modem shows no signs of being accessed.

Comment 1 Cedric Maion 2000-12-11 11:35:01 UTC
Try to disable dial on demand ? (I don't exactly remember the name of the
configuration option)

IIRC, this problem hit me one day (who knows why since it used to work !), until
I changed that setting.

Comment 2 John J. Germs 2001-01-04 01:08:40 UTC
I have had a similar problem which I noticed when 7 first came out ... The
reason I didn't mention anything earlier was it suddenly worked one day, so I
dismissed it as something I did. Well.. I recently did a fresh install and the
same thing happened.(failed to activate interface)..... 
Another thing that was interesting was if I entered my dns numbers in Network
Configurator I would be able to open Netscape and go to an address after the rp3
failed to activate.... What would happen was it would dial out...strange.
Turns out the reason I got it working before was I downloaded and compiled a 2.4
kernel, booted with it and tried the Dailup Configuration utility from scratch
again. That's all it took. Once I had this interface working I tried booting
from the stock 2.2.16-22 kernel and it worked without any problems as well.
I hope this will help in some way.

Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-08-01 17:43:17 UTC
Closing at customer's request.

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