Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91103
ppp-watch fails, cannot update hcfpcimodem, trouble with i18n
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:36:16 EDT
Description of problem:
from today on, /sbin/ifup cannot connect my computer to the internet anymore. I
have a conexant HCF modem and I'm using initscripts-7.14-1.
Usually when I have this kind of problem I re-install the hcfpcimodem drivers
but now I even cannot re-install them anymore (That's why I think it has
something to do with i18n. see later). Now, I have to use W98/IE5.0 to be able
to connect to the internet.
The story begans like this:
I issued the command "/sbin/ifup ppp0", but it echo "Failed to activate ppp0
with error 7". After investigation, I could find that this message is thrown
As usual when I have this kind of problem with my modem, I tried to re-install
the hcfpcimodem drivers but this time it simply hangs while executing a gawk
Why I think it's related to i18n? It's because I updated the
file /etc/sysconfig/i18n last days trying to solve some problems with french
characters at boot-time... And because of the gawk problem above.
At last, I restored the original i18n file but it did'nt do the trick.
Could you help me?
PS: By the way, I succeded with the french characters at boot-time problem by
using locales fr_FR.utf8 and font lat9w (something like that). But I still got
a problem with a directory called "StÃ©phanie" on my shared FAT32 partition.
Could you do something for that also?
Waiting to read from you,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(here's what I did to encounter the problem as I remember)
1. update your i18n files with locale "fr_FR.utf8" and font lat9w.
2. restart your computer/shutdon your computer/restart your computer.
3. change some settings in your modem settings.
4. restart your computer.
5. /sbin/ifup ppp0
"Failed to activate ppp0 with error 7"
connect to the internet.
Does it behave any better if you use 'fr_FR.UTF-8'? It shouldn't, but...
Error 7 does mean that it can't open the serial port, which usually does
indicate a driver problem.
You might try reinstalling the hcimodem drivers with no locale set, run:
Aside from that, the 'Error 7' does imply a driver problem; that really can't be
solved in initscripts.