Re: pppd broken in 2.1.102?

Sander van Malssen (
Mon, 18 May 1998 19:23:02 +0200

On Monday, 18 May 1998 at 11:19:58 +0000, raj dutt wrote:

> The fourth machine is the same configuration as the other three but
> has an External USR modem instead of a NIC.
> It used to be running 2.1.97, so I had previously upgraded the pppd to
> 2.2.3(?).
> With 2.1.102 it seems that pppd is broken. The modem will loose
> carrier after a few seconds as if the remote side ppp is not 'syncing'
> with the local side. Switching back to the last kernel I had backed up
> on this machine (2.1.95) fixes this problem totally.

Do a "setserial -g /dev/ttyS?" and have a look at the IRQ output. I
suspect that it'll say "0" (i.e. autodetect is failing, as it does on my
system here with .102, so the serial driver reverts to polling, which
means trouble with any serial speed above ~1000 bps). You can work
around this for the moment with a "setserial /dev/ttyS0 irq 4" etc. etc.


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