Re: [Updated] PPP Rx errors...
Just to complete my part of this thread, I found my ppp problem.
I had compiled both ppp and slip into the 2.2.16 kernel, and evidently they didn't play
well together. The new kernel (without slip) is working well.
John Carline wrote:
> Sean Richardson wrote:
> > Well... I have continued to play with this...switching between suse and
> > debian...and have been able to partially fix the problem.
> > By setting my wvdial baud rate down to 57600 from 115200 i get only
> > 1 error in 1000 packets... which is respectable...
> > However, I would still like to know why 115200 works without a single
> > error on the SuSE setup...but with the same settings debian gives me
> > errors...
> > I am using an external USR v.everything modem on a 16550A serial port...
> > The SuSE box was 6.4 with a 2.2.14 kernel..and the debian box is potato
> > with the 2.2.15 kernel... all the versions seem to be the same (wvdial,
> > pppd, etc...)
> > any ideas? anyone?
> My first guess is that it's either the difference in the kernel or how the kernel was
> compiled. One way to tell would be to do a quick compile of the 2.2.14 kernel with
> the same options you had selected with SuSE and see if that cures the problem.
> I know that currently on my box the 2.2.14 gives me better ppp performance then the
> After compiling 2.2.16 yesterday my ppp became very erratic - sometimes connecting
> with either a crummy baud rate or a good baud rate with no transfer of data. When I
> boot with my 2.2.14 boot floppy, wvdial and pppd work flawlessly. Since in my
> experience most of these problems are caused by the user (me :-)) I'm going to
> recompile the 2.2.16 with exactly the same selections as the 2.2.14 and see if the
> problem goes away.
> If I find any definitive answer, I'll post the results. If not...... I'll keep
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