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Using: Mandrake 10.1, Dual booting Windows XP. I'm trying to use a Best Data V.92/V.44 External Modem (connected through a serial port) and this modem does work on a Microsoft ...
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    Problems Configuring Modem with kppp


    Using: Mandrake 10.1, Dual booting Windows XP.
    I'm trying to use a Best Data V.92/V.44 External Modem (connected through a serial port) and this modem does work on a Microsoft computer. My internet provider is Earthlink. I queried my modem with kppp connect and entered my password, username, and carrier number, the modem is set as /dev/ttyS0 as instructed by another owner of Mandrake. Whenever I try to connect a short while after 'logging onto the network...' appears I get a 'Time expired while waiting for the ppp interface to come up.'

    Log Details-
    Jun20 18:59:30 localhost pppd[5610): pppd 2.4.2 started by anna, uid501
    Jun20 19:00:00 localhost pppd[5610): Terminating on signal 5
    Jun20 19:00:00 localhost pppd[5610): Exit

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    Do you ever hear the dial tone and modem dialing up and connecting?

    And if so, do you know your ISP is otherwise working okay?

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    Re: Problems Configuring Modem with kppp

    Quote Originally Posted by CaffeinateSoup
    the modem is set as /dev/ttyS0 as instructed by another owner of Mandrake.
    Which /dev/ the modem is at is determined by which hardware port it is plugged into. If you have more than one serial port, you need to confirm which is which. I use a serial mouse and then try to run gpm: with the mouse plugged into a port, if, in a text console (not an X terminal), I do 'gpm -m /dev/ttyS0 -t bare' then if the mouse works, then I know I'm plugged into ttyS0.
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    Problems Configuring Modem with kppp

    Is there a known problem with Mandriva dial-up. I tried Kppp and installing a ppp device under the Control Center. I get the same result as a previous user:

    Log Details-
    Jun20 18:59:30 localhost pppd[5610): pppd 2.4.2 started by anna, uid501
    Jun20 19:00:00 localhost pppd[5610): Terminating on signal 5
    Jun20 19:00:00 localhost pppd[5610): Exit

    It made a manual pppd connection and can then connect, but the link is very slow.

    I tested this on Slax, which gives the same result.

    I tested this under Ubuntu, and it works fine, and the speed is good. Under Fedora Core 4 it only works under Gnome and not KDE Kppp.

    I want to keep using Mandriva, since it has everything I like in a OS, but I need dial-up to read my mail etc.

    I will have to stick to ubuntu for now, but would like to get Mandriva dial-up working if prossable.

    Please help.

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    http://gershwin.ens.fr/vdaniel/Doc-L...pp/kppp-7.html

    The connection fails with "Timeout expired while waiting for the PPP interface to come up!"

    The PPP daemon didn't get into contact with the remote server in time. Listed below are a few hints that helped several users:

    * Play with the setting of Line Termination (Device tab)
    * Add a "Pause 1" or "Pause 2" scripting command (even if you're using PAP or CHAP)
    * Increase the pppd timeout (PPP tab)
    * Use the real device instead of a symbolic /dev/modem link
    * Toggle the "Use Lock File" setting (Device tab)
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