[oclug] problem with wvdial
fishern at ncf.ca
Mon Jun 23 12:09:13 EDT 2003
Good idea. I've tried to locate minicom on my system but couldn't find it and had to leave. Maybe it's there or may be it's still on the distribution CD's. I'll try this again tonight.
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On Mon, Jun 23, 2003 at 09:05:15AM -0400, Normand Fisher imagined:
> I wish it was that simple (getting the program to complain)
> but what I have is wvdial going thru what appears a perfectly
> normal script that seems to just stop with the following lines
> (on a terminal window):
> > > Entering PPP mode.
> > > Async interface address is unnumbered (Ethernet0)
> > > Your IP address is 126.96.36.199. MTU is 1500 bytes
> > > Header compression will match your system.
> > > --> Looks like a welcome message.
> > > --> Starting pppd at Thu Jun 19 21:07:11 2003
> > > --> pid of pppd: 854
> and it sits there, nothing else happens. I have tried with
> both wvdial and the script provided by NCF (ppp-ncf) with
> both giving me the exact same "lack" of result.
> I've used text connections to ncf for at least ten years from
> all sort of operating system (Slackware vintage 1992, all
> flavours of Windows, OS2, Coherent Unix(on a 286!) as well as
> on another machine running RH9. Only in this Debian Woody
> distribution do I face this problem. Could be that I missed a
> step in the installation or ???. The rest of Woody seems to
> behave somewhat normally but I have to learn more about it.
Are you able to do straight dial-up (no ppp) to NCF with a
program like 'minicom' (a Telix clone BTW) ?
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homeless, whether the mad destruction is brought under the name
of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"
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