Re: diald and pppd problems
Eric Schenk wrote:
> Hmm. There were some messages about this kind of problem floating
> around on the linux-ppp list a while back. I seem to recall two
> possible causes:
> (1) The new pppd is installed in a different place than the old,
> are you sure diald is running the new pppd? Check the path
> in config.h. [I expect this is not your problem, but check it
> (2) There were reports of a problem when starting pppd from inittab.
> This was a result of pppd relying on having a controling terminal,
> which it does not when started from inittab. This problem may
> be related to what you are seeing. The way the test code is
> written the ppp_available routine would fail if it was run and it
> could not actually open /dev/cua0.
> Check the following:
> the permissions on /dev/cua0.
> that you are running diald as root.
> You might also try running diald with /dev/ttyS0 instead (this is
> a shot in the dark, but it's worth a try).
> If any of this works I'll be happy to explain why :-)
Thanks for the help, Eric. I am now executing diald with /dev/ttyS0 and
it works very nicely. Now, how about the explanation?