[ale] need working dialup
mpwright at speedfactory.net
Thu Dec 16 15:37:07 EST 2004
I am exasperated. (ooh I even spelled it right)
I have been trying for three months in my spare time to set up a nice
little Linux box for my mom. She badly needs a replacement for here
Apple IIsi. She is on dial up. I am a computer professional.
Whatever that means. I have been repairing Mainframes since 85. I
used dial up back when every modem command and network option had to be
entered by hand on whatever tty device we were lucky enough to have.
So why can't I get a Linux distro to connect to Earthlink?
I have tried FC2, Mandrake 9.2, and 10.0, Knoppix 2.0, Linspire 4.5,
and Ubuntu. I have two identical US robotics 56K modems that work fine
on any machine. One of them was working on an OS2 box only a few
FC2 had a strange issue with the modem that I corrected via a tip I
found online. All the others auto sense the modem and dial it
correctly without help. I get to the same place with al the different
From /var/log/message on Ubuntu:
chat : send (ATST6782454201)
chat : expect (connect)
chat : ^M
chat : CONNECT
chat : - - got it
chat : send (/d)
pppd : Serial connection established
pppd : Using interface ppp0
pppd : Connect : ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
pppd : LCP: timeout sending config-Requests
pppd : Connection terminated
pppd : Hangup (SIGHUP)
pppd : Exit .
I have printed a three inch notebook full of HOW-TO's from the
internet. I have followed many rabbit trails. I have read ppp set up
instructions from 1996 but I have no answers. I have tried to set up
my Speedfactory account with a local dial up number to verify that it
is not Earhtlink being funny.
Is any one using a Linux machine with a modem. I am willing to buy an
internal or another external or really anything that will make it work.
I have looked at every file associated with communication for config
and privileges but will gladly go over anything again. If you have a
working configuration I would love to compare. Sorry this is so long
but I am only scratching the surface.
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