Problem using Modem Lights panel applet.
neil at neilwoolford.co.uk
Sun Nov 14 17:03:11 UTC 2004
I've set up a computer with an old EISA hardware modem. This is appearing
on the system as ttyS1.
Using the Network Settings gui tools I have set this up with a dialout
account on ppp0
I can start and stop the modem using the "Activate" and "Deactivate"
buttons on the Network
Settings gui. If I do this, the Modem Lights applet lights up and displays
The machine is intended for use on a pay-per minute dialup connection, so
being able to switch the
connection quickly from the Modem Lights applet would be ideal.
However, if I try to start and stop the modem connection by clicking on
Modem Lights, the process fails.
The modem light displays amber for a few moments and then goes out
again. If I give the plog command,
the error "Connect script failed" is the only line in the log.
(I have configured Modem lights to use 'pon ppp0' as Connection
Command. The device is pp0, and the
lock file ends ttyS1).
If I log in at a root terminal, the command 'pon ppp0' works fine, as does
At a normal user terminal it fails, again plog gives "Connect script failed"
I have another machine on which (with a different modem) the Modem Lights
work fine to switch the modem.
I can't find any file permission differences between the machines on the
files that I believe to be linked to ppp.
What should I try next? What am I missing here?
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