Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47347
Starting X sends pppd a SIGHUP, closing ppp connection.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
Everytime I connect to my ISP (using the ifup script), and then start X
(either with 'startx' or by invoking xinit), pppd exits, and the log
messages simply say that it received a SIGHUP and is exiting.
I'm using the standard setup as rp3-config creates it: i.e.,
/etc/wvdial.conf, /etc/ppp/peers/ppp*, and
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp* contain the configuration info.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "ifup ppp0" to connect to ISP.
2. Run "startx" to start X.
Actual Results: pppd dies with signal SIGHUP
My connection to my ISP is via dialup modem.
I've also looked in the X log messages, but found nothing relevant.
Similar thing happens to me with a few differences:
- I go into X first and then use the Red Hat dialer (which calls wvdial);
- Connection dies randomly, and /var/log/messages has the same thing as
blogan's, which is like that:
Jul 5 00:05:58 localhost pppd: Hangup (SIGHUP)
Jul 5 00:05:58 localhost pppd: Modem hangup
Jul 5 00:05:58 localhost pppd: Connection terminated.
Jul 5 00:05:58 localhost pppd: Connect time 4.0 minutes.
Jul 5 00:05:58 localhost pppd: Sent 30852 bytes, received 597326 bytes.
- And lastly, there are times when the connection stays active for a
surprisingly long time. I haven't the faintest idea who sends this @#$%& SIGHUP
to pppd. Any way of figuring that out?
I just upgraded my kernel from the stock 2.4.2-2 to 2.4.5-ac12 and that fixed
the problem of X killing pppd. I guess it was a bug in the kernel?
Please verify this with a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Fedora
Core and reopen it against the new version if it still occurs.
Closing as "not a bug" for now.