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Re: RP3 under RH 6.1



Paul Newman pgen com wrote:
> 
> You could uninstall it and try the RP3 from RH6.2 if its any better...
> 
> robertmcclure earthlink net on 02/05/2000 15:12:36
> 
> Please respond to redhat-install-list redhat com
> 
> To:   redhat-install-list redhat com
> cc:
> 
> Subject:  Re: RP3 under RH 6.1
> 
> On Tue, May 02, 2000 at 01:56:13AM -0400, Miroslav Skoric wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> > Does anybody have good experience with Gnome's RP3 dialer?
> 
> Precious little.
> 
> > I have several problems with it:
> >
> > - RP3 has accepted a modem that has been configured as /dev/ttyS2 from
> > within RH 6.1 but from within RP3 it tries to use some strange AT
> > commands, not compatible with that model. Where is RP3's init string
> > located in order to fix that?
> 
> In /etc/wvdial.conf.
> 
> > - After dialing a number, ppp negotiation is being started, but there is
> > not successful connection as a result (from within KDE's KPPP it is ok).
> 
> Make sure you have debugging turned on.  Don't know of any way to do
> that from rp3-config except to hit the debug button and it will do a
> trial connection and show you the results.  I just tried it on mine and
> it didn't work right.  The old netcfg would let you set debug as a ppp
> option as well has debug the chat operation.  You can do that by hand by
> adding this line to your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0:
> 
>   DEBUG=yes
> 
> Then look at /var/log/messages while the link is coming up.  Use (as
> root)
> 
>   tail -f /var/log/messages
> 
> > - Is it possible to manage multiple numbers of the ISP to be dialed
> > sequentially if one of them is busy, so to dial other numbers? (From
> > KDE's KPPP also ok)
> 
> Probably not.  It seems to do only the commonly needed stuff, and not
> much of that.
> 
> > - Why RP3 seems to 'remember' if an ISP name has been deleted from the
> > list and if it is needed that an ISP with the same name to be added to
> > the list, RP3 complains that's such a name already existing (but an
> > input is deleted).
> 
> That is more rp3-config brain damage (IMHO).  When you delete an entry
> it is not deleted from /etc/wvdial.conf, whence cometh the carping.
> Edit the file manually to remove the deleted entries.
> 

Works like a charm for me, it beats kppp. Even my wife fired up her
machine with no sweat. Ric



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