Timing Out Dialer

Duncan Anderson duncangareth at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Mar 19 21:29:50 UTC 2006

On Sunday, 19 March 2006 22:50, Romy Albano wrote:
> Hello fellow Ubuntu enthusiasts and friends:
> I recently ordered the single Kubuntu 5.04 (i386) CD (from
> CheapISO.com) and installed it on my IBM 390X ThinkPad (Pentium III, 450
> Mgh. 128MB RAM).  At first glance, I instantly fell in love with Kubuntu
> and would like to use and keep it on my laptop permanently!
> When I try to connect to my ISP, however, with Aztech 56K EM6800-U at COM1,
> that RS232 modem always timed out and constantly kept redialing
> afterwards--never really connecting.
> I suspect this to be due to the dialer's (kppd) maximum time out setting of
> only 120 seconds.
> Since the minutes it takes for me to connect to my ISP takes a little bit
> longer, how can I increase the dialer's defaultedly configured time out? 
> Please show me how to do it.
> It still will take a millenia for DSL to reach our locality.
> Everybody with ISPs here connects to the Internet via telephone lines and
> modems.
> So any valuable help you will give shall be greatly appreciated. Have a
> good day!  And I would like to thank you for taking the time to assist me
> in my inquiry.
Hiya Romy

What you can try is to find the "kppprc" file. It is normally in /etc/kde. If 
you edit this file (as root), you will see a line which says:


Change the 120 to whatever value in seconds you wish to try.

I hope this helps.


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