Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82241
Can't activate ISDN connection with 'neat'.
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:03:03 EST
Description of problem:
I use neat to configure ISDN-connection to my ISP. This seems to work, but
when I try to activate the connection it fails.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure isdn-card and connection with 'neat'.
2. Try to activate the connection
Error message about 'cannot activate device isdn0' (first time), if I try
again I get no error message from 'neat', but 'Jan 20 12:45:24 opuntia kernel:
isdn_ppp_bind: Can't find a (free) connection to the ipppd daemon' in
/var/log/messages. In both cases no connection to ISP.
Additional info: At boot setting up isdn0 fails.
which isdn card do you have? Is it supported from neat?
Could you please send to me following files:
It has been supported in earlier versions. It is possible to get it work "the
old way", with scripts and so on. I usually don't use isdn, I have ADSL. I
still have my old ISDN-card: Teles 16.3C PnP with HFC-chip.
Everything in /var/log/messages looks OK until dial.
NAME="Teles 16.3c PnP"
RESOURCES="protocol=2 type=14 irq=3 id=HiSax io=0x580"
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-isdn0 (Yes, that is the device you use
now! Not ippp0.):
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
Harald: redhat-config-network added wrong isdn device in config file.
The device should be ippp by ENCAP=syncppp. and isdn by ENCAP=rawip
it's a bug in redhat-config-network. moving it to redhat-config-network
The problem is still here in beta5: No possibility to use ISDN with neat.
The problem is still here in Shrike (Red Hat 9): No possibility to use ISDN
Same problem with Cambridge (Red Hat 9.0.90) Alpha1. neat uses device isdn0
and not ippp0. This just doesn't work.
Neat/ISDN has been working fine with earlier versions of Red Hat.
It looks like ippp0 is used now, but when I try to activate the interface, I
get a traceback. Maybe this should be filed as a separate bug, but I really
don't know what causes what here...
Created attachment 92095 [details]
Traceback when trying to activate ISDN-card with neat.
Red Hat beta (alfa2) Cambridge 9.0.91.
The problem with wrong device seems to be corrected in Severn.
I still can't get "neat" to work properly with isdn (it is not dialing), but I
suppose this is a different problem, bug #100677
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.