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After purchasing a new Compaq Presario, I successfully installed SuSE 9.0 to dual boot with Windows XP (after a week of reinstalling and getting the correct sequence). The SuSE system seems to work well, except the PPP dialup interface (Kinternet) is not connecting successfully. The error happens when the ISP server asks for my user password. The Kinternet dialer responds with an incorrect password, although I know the password is correct. The ISP server responds with "**Bad password". I selected the Kinternet option to prompt me for my password each time, and I type in the same value that I ...

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    Default Configuring PPP dialup on SuSE 9.0

    After purchasing a new Compaq Presario, I successfully installed SuSE
    9.0 to dual boot with Windows XP (after a week of reinstalling and
    getting the correct sequence).

    The SuSE system seems to work well, except the PPP dialup interface
    (Kinternet) is not connecting successfully. The error happens when the
    ISP server asks for my user password. The Kinternet dialer responds
    with an incorrect password, although I know the password is correct.
    The ISP server responds with "**Bad password". I selected the Kinternet
    option to prompt me for my password each time, and I type in the same
    value that I am using here in XP successfully - and which I logged in
    SuSE 6.4 on my old computer (thru KPPP) successfully. Looking at some
    of the configuration files, I see that the password is apparently
    plugged in to these through a variable. Either that variable is being
    incorrectly set, or not being set at all.

    I contacted the SuSE Help Center (through XP) and after sending them
    some logfiles they asked for several days ago, I have not heard from
    them, even after sending another email.

    So, I have been plodding along on my own. Kinternet (I don't know why
    they changed from KPPP that worked very well in 6.4) calls another
    program called WVDIAL. I got some of the How To pages on PPP. There is
    one on WVDIAL. So, I tried to use WVDIAL directly as it was described
    there. Using WVDIAL produced the same error - it dials in, connects at
    115.2kbs, and starts the user authentication dialog. Then it fails on
    the password. I had an old PPP dialer and set up procedure from years
    ago that worked very well before called PPPSETUP and PPP-GO. So, I gave
    it a try - same result again! It dials, connects, and fails on the
    password. I also (bravely) took KPPP from my old computer and tried
    executing it on SuSE 9.0. It failed on incompatible KDE libraries. I
    don't see a version of KPPP available for SuSE 9.0 - although I saw a
    post somewhere from someone with a laptop using SuSE 9.0 and KPPP.
    Since the password seems to be getting clobbered, I don't feel confident
    KPPP would work even if I had a version for SuSE 9.

    Now I am plodding my way through the How To (Chapter 17) on "Setting up
    the PPP connection manually".

    Has anyone else seen this problem, and found the solution? One would
    think that a standard PPP dialer would be in operation on Linux systems
    by now that would be highly reliable.

    Don Guest

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    Default Re: Configuring PPP dialup on SuSE 9.0

    I've just installed SuSE9 at home this weekend and I cannot even get
    kinternet to communicate with my modem (USrobotics ext 56k serial), this
    all works with my Mandrake9.1 installation. Any ideas.
    CasperGG Guest

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    Default Re: Configuring PPP dialup on SuSE 9.0

    CasperGG <co.za> writes:

    ]I've just installed SuSE9 at home this weekend and I cannot even get
    ]kinternet to communicate with my modem (USrobotics ext 56k serial), this
    ]all works with my Mandrake9.1 installation. Any ideas.

    Sure, aliens ate your Ram. Or perhaps you forgot to plug in your modem.
    How can we help you when you give us no information whatsoever?
    (no idea what kintenet is. kppp is the usual k tool for modems.)
    Bill Guest

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    Default Re: Configuring PPP dialup on SuSE 9.0

    KPPP has been replaced with Kinternet in the KDE of SuSE 9.0. I wish I
    knew why - KPPP worked better.

    Bill Unruh wrote: 

    Don Guest

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    Default Re: Configuring PPP dialup on SuSE 9.0

    More detail here,
    Kinternet log file:
    SuSE Meta pppd (smpppd-ifcfg), Version 1.06 on ws1.
    Status is: disconnected
    trying to connect to smpppd
    connect to smpppd
    Status is: disconnected
    Status is: lurking
    pppd[0]: Plugin passwordfd.so loaded.
    pppd[0]: Using interface ppp0
    pppd[0]: local IP address 192.168.99.1
    pppd[0]: remote IP address 192.168.99.99
    Status is: lurking
    pppd[0]: Terminating on signal 15.
    Status is: disconnected
    pppd[0] died: pppd received a signal (exit code 5)

    tail of /var/log/messages after started Kinternet:
    Jan 26 18:11:15 ws1 pppd[9488]: Plugin passwordfd.so loaded.
    Jan 26 18:11:15 ws1 pppd[9488]: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0
    Jan 26 18:11:15 ws1 pppd[9488]: Using interface ppp0
    Jan 26 18:11:15 ws1 pppd[9488]: local IP address 192.168.99.1
    Jan 26 18:11:15 ws1 pppd[9488]: remote IP address 192.168.99.99

    CasperGG Guest

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