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I am using whatever versions of kppp, kde and so on that Mandrake 9.1 installs by default. Startup mandrake 9.1, login, run kppp and it says "cant find /dev/modem/" Check and "/dev/modem" doesnt exist. Fire up drakconf and click on "configure internet". Follow that through (plug in modem details, connection details etc). Click connect. It connects and I can use the net. Then, if I have to reboot, it gives me the same "cant find /dev/modem" problem and if I load drakconf, all the settings have been unset somehow (i.e. it doesnt recognize the phone number. Is there some way ...

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    Default having problems with kppp on mandrake 9.1

    I am using whatever versions of kppp, kde and so on that Mandrake 9.1
    installs by default. Startup mandrake 9.1, login, run kppp and it says
    "cant find /dev/modem/"
    Check and "/dev/modem" doesnt exist.
    Fire up drakconf and click on "configure internet".
    Follow that through (plug in modem details, connection details etc).
    Click connect. It connects and I can use the net. Then, if I have to
    reboot, it gives me the same "cant find /dev/modem" problem and if I
    load drakconf, all the settings have been unset somehow (i.e. it
    doesnt recognize the phone number. Is there some way to:
    a.reset any config files that may have ed up back to the defaults
    and b.get kppp to be configured with my ISP details and get them to
    stay there even if I reboot? Even better would be if I could have kppp
    dial in as soon as I start KDE, anyone know how I could do that.
    Jonathan Wilson Guest

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    Default Re: having problems with kppp on mandrake 9.1

    Hello

    Jonathan Wilson wrote:
    > I am using whatever versions of kppp, kde and so on that Mandrake 9.1
    > installs by default. Startup mandrake 9.1, login, run kppp and it says
    > "cant find /dev/modem/"
    > Check and "/dev/modem" doesnt exist.
    > Fire up drakconf and click on "configure internet".
    > Follow that through (plug in modem details, connection details etc).
    > Click connect. It connects and I can use the net. Then, if I have to
    > reboot, it gives me the same "cant find /dev/modem" problem and if I
    > load drakconf, all the settings have been unset somehow (i.e. it
    > doesnt recognize the phone number. Is there some way to:
    > a.reset any config files that may have ed up back to the defaults
    > and b.get kppp to be configured with my ISP details and get them to
    > stay there even if I reboot? Even better would be if I could have kppp
    > dial in as soon as I start KDE, anyone know how I could do that.
    /dev/modem is a symbolic link pointing to your modem device, which is
    /dev/ttys? if you have conntected your modem to a serial port (the ?
    stands for the number of the port, ttyS0 is COM1, ttyS1 is COM2 and so
    on). You can either create the link by hand (but as Mandrake uses devfs
    by default, the changes will probably be forgotten after rebooting), or
    you set the modem device in kppp and draknet directly do the real device
    entry instead of the symlink.

    As far as I remember, draknet's config can be found somewhere in
    /etc/sysconfig/network or /etc/sysconfig/networking.

    best regards
    Andreas Janssen

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