Another...Dialup Problem

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  1. colinp

    colinp Registered Member

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    Just fooling around and trying to set up dialup as a backup. I am using Intrepid and have an old serial port external SupraMax modem that seems to connect ok in ubuntu, but won't finalize the connection.
    I looked at the log in Gnome PPP and this is what I get:

    --> Ignoring malformed input line: "Do NOT edit this file by hand!"
    --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.60
    --> Cannot set information for serial port.
    --> Initializing modem.
    --> Sending: ATZ
    ATZ
    OK
    --> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    --> Modem initialized.
    --> Sending: ATM0L0DT"My ISP's phone number"
    --> Waiting for carrier.
    ATM0L0DT"My ISP's phone number"
    CONNECT 115200
    User Access Verification
    Username:
    --> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
    --> Unable to run /usr/sbin/pppd.
    --> Check permissions, or specify a "PPPD Path" option in wvdial.conf.

    On a side note, I have an internal winmodem that works fine when I boot into XP, but ubuntu doesn't see it at all.
    Normally I connect using WIMAX but it is very flaky and sometimes won't connect, so I would like to dialup on occasion, without having to boot into windows.

    What do I need to do to get the darn thing to connect, apart from moving into the city to get real high speed.

    Thanx
    Colin
     
  2. lewmur

    lewmur Registered Member

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    I don't do dialup but it looks to me as if the dialup program hasn't been configured with your login info. You might want to try posting this question here. There are some really good people there for this kind of question.
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Linux has traditionally not played well with WinModems. Thus it has always been recommended to use an external modem.

    If you can gain admin in ubuntu by issuing: sudo -i or via password for su, then I would look into whether the user identity (usually ubuntu if default login like from a Live CD) is a member of the /etc/group entry for dialout, and if not then insert a new member into the group, i.e. whomever is your user identity when you boot up and login to ubuntu. That should give you permissions to the /usr/sbin/pppd file.

    You should first look up who owns /usr/sbin/pppd and what group it allows permission-wise.

    Hope this helps,

    -- Tom
     
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  5. colinp

    colinp Registered Member

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    That did it, thanks very much indeed.

    Colin

    BTW thanks lewmur, I'd forgot about that forum, and yes they are all very helpful, as they are here as well.
     
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