Bug 6634 - activating ppp0 from control-panel fails
activating ppp0 from control-panel fails
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-11-01 20:35 EST by maulich
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-31 17:42:37 EST
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Description maulich 1999-11-01 20:35:34 EST
recently i installed redhat 6.1 and after configuring my ppp
connection using control-panel i clicked activate and
recieve this error
[root@pavement /root]# control-panel
Red Hat Linux netcfg 2.21
Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999  Red Hat, Inc.
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public
Failed to activate /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0

i understand there are alot of issues with ppp in 6.1 and
any help would be appreciated
michael aulich
Comment 1 martin 1999-11-08 10:05:59 EST
I am having this same exact problem. I had PPP working with RH60. Then
I upgraded to 6.1. ppp scripts that I created still work. Any new ones
I try to create will just cause the harddrive to grind untill I ifdown
ppp<number>. I have used netcfg, linuxconf and rp3 to setup the ppp

With netcfg, when I try to Activate the inteface.. I get Failed to
activate /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0

I have the latest errata installed.
Comment 2 markus schwaebe 2000-03-13 09:54:59 EST
I encountered this same problem and found that if I added any isp information in
control panel  I could no longer connect. I've only used control panel for
hostnames and hosts
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-03-31 17:42:59 EST
PPP interfaces set up with rp3 and then modified with older versions of
netcfg caused problems because netcfg uses chat as the dialer, and rp3
uses wvdial. Upgrading to the netcfg 3.13 package from Red Hat Linux 6.2
(ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/redhat-6.2/i386/RedHat/RPMS/) or a newer
version from Raw Hide (ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/)
should solve this problem.  Please reopen this bug report if an upgrade
doesn't resolve the issue.

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