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Bug 61969 - System hangs when ppp is started
System hangs when ppp is started
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 61944
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 61590
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Reported: 2002-03-26 08:08 EST by Bernd
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-05 09:55:10 EST
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Description Bernd 2002-03-26 08:08:13 EST
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Description of problem:
When starting a ppp connection (wvdial, kppp, rp3) everything is OK until the
moment, linux actually starts the ppp daemon: I get the message of the loaded
BSD compression module and after that: 'unable to handle kernel paging...' you
can't read it really, because it scrolls like mad over the screen and the system
is locked.  tried different ISPs

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. plug a serial modem (elsa microlink) to my vaio notebook
2. start any ppp connection


Actual Results:  system is locked, sometimes reboots immediately

Expected Results:  have a nice ppp interface up

Additional info:

can't copy output because the sytem is locked.
/var/log/messages says nothing about it (login to ISP works fine, password is
accepted, BSD compression module is loaded (sometimes!))
HW: serial modem on ttyS0/vaio notebook (FX301)
Comment 1 Bernd 2002-03-26 17:09:22 EST
I just compiled a new kernel (vanilla 2.4.18) and ppp works fine
Comment 2 Arjan van de Ven 2002-04-05 09:55:06 EST
ought to work now in 2.4.18-0.13; is in rawhide...
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-04-11 22:26:14 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 61944 ***

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