OpenSuse 11.1 Kinternet error: "pppd[0] died: pppd options error (exit code 2)

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Trevor, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Trevor

    Trevor Guest

    Hello,

    I have researched this for hours and hours and am getting no where.

    I just installed OpenSuse 11.1 (KDE). I setup kinternet and setup my
    ISP with username and password and correct dialout number.
    It also detected my UsRobotics 56k modem just fine as it is connected
    via a serial cable. The problem is that no matter what I do it won't
    dial. I have check permissions on pppd, pap-secrets, chap-secrets to
    no avail. I know this modem works fine as it was working under Ubuntu
    just the other day. I am trying out the different distros of Linux and
    like what I'm seeing with opensuse.

    What might I try to do to get this dialup to work?

    Thanks for any help.

    Respectfully,

    Trev

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    Trevor, Apr 17, 2009
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  2. Trevor

    Trevor Guest


    Thank you "Old guy". I had already read up on that error and it didn't
    really shed any help on the problem as I'm fairly new to Linux.

    I added the word dump to /etc/ppp/options but don't know where to look
    from there. Does that create a log file somewhere I can look at?

    Also, do you know which file gets updated when I'm using Kinternet?
    When I was using Ubuntu, I got it all to work using wvdial.

    I find it so frustrating that most distros of Linux seem to make you
    fight hard to get dial-up to work.

    What distro of Linux would you recommend for dial up users and user
    friendliness?

    Thanks again!
    Respectfully,

    Trev

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    Trevor, Apr 18, 2009
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  3. If you have a working wvdial.conf on Ubuntu your chances are high that
    it will work with SuSE Linux as well. You might have to run it as root.
    But then there is no need to use Kinternet if you do not like it.
    As the subject line gives 11.1: install all patches, pray and read
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429772#c22
    This is related to name resolution, so it won't be the source of your
    problem.

    Günther
     
    Günther Schwarz, Apr 20, 2009
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  4. Trevor

    Trevor Guest

    Thanks for your reply. I will try the patches and am hoping I can get
    those from a windows computer that does work on dialup.
    I don't need to use kinternet but wouldn't mind using a gui for
    dialing rather than more typing. But heck, what's a few more
    keystrokes?

    I have browsing the internet and see that there are many many people
    with similar issues using modems. Thanks also for the bugzilla report.
    That may be most of the problem but am uncertain at this point.

    The only way for me to get broadband is satellite where I live. It is
    pricey but I may be forced to switch.

    thanks again...
    Respectfully,

    Trev

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    All learning begins in darkness,
    eternally searching for the Light!
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    Trevor, Apr 22, 2009
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  5. For me it is faster to set up and use wvdial as compared to kinternet.
    Mobile broadband (3G) does get more and more common as well as
    affordable. But not in remote areas, of course ;-)
    In case Ubuntu works just fine while SuSE Linux doesn't I'd rather
    change the distribution than spending a lot of time with debugging. You
    might also run the modem on an embedded router with OpenWRT or the
    like. This way the modem has to be configured just once, and all
    systems have simultaneous net access.

    Günther
     
    Günther Schwarz, Apr 22, 2009
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