[hsflinux] ppp0 error

Roger Martz martzrl at fastmail.fm
Sun Apr 11 14:49:59 EDT 2004


I'm new to using Linux with modems.  I've just installed the driver for
my modem from linuxant.  I've run into a couple of things that I don't
understand and haven't run across a posted answer with my limited

I use kppp to fire-up my modem and connect to my ISP.  When I do this I
receive a message: "Can't activate network device ppp0.  Failed to
activate ppp0 with error 6"

I'm running Redhat Linux 9.  When I go through the Network Device Control
and the Network Configuration windows, I do have a ppp0 device defined. 
However, I can't connect to my ISP using this window.  I click the
activate button and the system dials, and I hear the tone, but a
connection is never made.  It continues to cycle through this process
until I terminate it.

Can someone enlighten me as to what is going on and how I can correct it?



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