[CLUG] pppd/wvdial weirdness
peter at silmaril.ie
Fri Jan 28 02:49:29 GMT 2005
In preparation for a possible connection to broadband
I shut down the server, opened the lid, added a second
ethernet card and rebooted.
No problem, card was recognised, redhat-config-network
let me create eth1, and all looked ready.
But now my pppd dialup is broken. Up to now I've had a
perfectly working pppd call utvip which dials out, makes
the connection, and sets the default route, and it all
Now I got some weird message in /var/log/messages that the
tty was not a console (pppd is normally called from a CGI
script so that anyone on the local net can bring up the connection
via a web interface). Sure enough, if I type pppd call utvip
in a real terminal, wvdial tries to send its ATZ and stuff to
the terminal I typed the pppd command in! I actually get an ATZ
appearing on the screen. wvdial.conf is correct, identifying
/dev/modem, and that is correctly symlinked to /dev/ttyS0.
If I run wvdial utvip from the terminal manually it dials
and connects fine (which is how I'm sending this).
So WTF should it suddenly decide to pretend the console is a
modem when it's triggered from the pppd command?
I took out the ethernet card in case there was an IRQ conflict
but that doesn't change anything.
Anyone got any suggestions?
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