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pppd Daemon Died Unexpectedly !!!

Posted on 1999-06-23
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Last Modified: 2008-02-26
Dear Experts,

When I login as a ordinary user and try to initiate a dialup connection using kppp from KDE, I got an error message saying "pppd daemon died unexpectedly" although the modem dials and it connects, the error pops up when is in Login on to network state.

FYI, I have setuid for the following:
- /var/lock
- /usr/sbin/pppd
- /etc/ppp/options
- /usr/sbin/kppp

My PC is running RedHat Ver6.0 with KDE 1.1 and gnome 1.0 installed and an external modem.

thanx in advance for any solutions.

Question by:cklim060797
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Expert Comment

ID: 1634650
Does the error appears all the time?

Expert Comment

ID: 1634651
Does the error appears all the time?

Author Comment

ID: 1634652
yes, whenever I login as ordinary user.
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Expert Comment

ID: 1634653
Open the file /dev/ppp/option and make it empty .


Author Comment

ID: 1634654
reason being the question is not answer !!

Expert Comment

ID: 1634655
I had some difficulty with the same message.  You havn't
indicated if this message appears when logging on as root.
Are you using a script logon? PAP? CHAP?
edit the proper file in /etc/ppp.
ie. PAP:  "internet.account.userid"  *  "password"
    CHAP: internet.account.userid   *  password
your script should contain those commands set forth by your
ISP.  terminal databits 8 and so forth. ( check with your ISP).  They may also require a file called /etc/ppp/login containing the same information as PAP or CHAP.
/etc/resolve.conf must have your ISP DNS and a domain string.  ie:  domain


Expert Comment

ID: 1634656
It might help to try and connect with a program other than kppp to see if the daemon is even working.  Try opening up minicom, typing atdt and your number, and entering your username and password.  Then type Ctrl+Q to exit minicom, and type pppd -d detach /dev/modem &.
Perosnally, I don't really like kppp, and find it easier to use the ppp-on scripts that come with RedHat.

Expert Comment

ID: 1634657
Just a thought. I remember using ezppp a while back and getting the same error message. The problem was down to /usr/sbin/pppd being a symbolic link to /usr/sbin/pppd-2.2. ezppp needed to know the location of the actual file not a symbolic link. It had the option of specifying a different location for the ppp daemon, so I typed that in instead and it worked fine. I think that this error is just a generic error for any unspecified problem with the ppp daemon.
Hope this might be of some help


Accepted Solution

bughead1 earned 40 total points
ID: 1634658
I set up RH 6.0 on three boxes and this worked every time for me:

As root, using vi, comment out "lock" in /etc/ppp/options.

Then <chown root ${KDEDIR}/bin/kppp> and,
<chmod +s ${KDEDIR}/bin/kppp>.


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