I have an eee pc 8g, with Ubuntu 8.4.1 eeepc version installed. I am trying to install a Sierra Compass 597 mobile broadband modem, for use on the Sprint network. I'm running into problems.
I followed the directions found at www4.sprint.com/pcsbusines
f, which had me install and use KPPP. Everything seemed to be working fine--the program was recognizing the modem, etc. However, when I tried to connect, right at the tail end of the connection process, I received this error message:
pppd daemon died unexpectedly!
Exit Status: 2
See 'man pppd' for an explanation of the error codes or take a look at the kpppd FAQ on http://developer.kde.org/~kppp/index.html
In the ppp log, it says, "pppd: Can't open option file /etc/ppp/peers/kppp-option
s: Permission denied."
I have already activated this modem on my Windows laptop, and it's working fine there.