Posted: Sat 10 Nov 2012, 02:43 Post subject:
Dialup Woes Subject description: Something Changed
For several years I used Puppy for dialup and it worked with about half of the winmodems and all the time with my external serial modems and last year with USB winmodems. Now all I can get 431 to even recognize is the USb winmodem but I can't connect.
Here is the log http://pastebin.com/RjgNU76E
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Posted: Sun 11 Nov 2012, 17:48 Post subject:
Several years back ppp stopped working for my winmodem due to a file being somehow corrupted.
When I booted from a livecd, of whichever pupversion i was using back then, dialup worked fine. So i mounted the harddrive puppy .sfs file, then ran diff on the cd's /usr/bin, and the mounted sfs /usr/bin, and found a program in /usr/sbin had been modified. Copying over the cd version, then dialup was OK again. I think it mught have been /usr/sbin/pppd.
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