kppp doesn't start pppd

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Tue Nov 4 05:04:35 GMT 2003

Keith Harwood wrote:
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> hgfelger suggested debug in /etc/ppp/options. This didn't help, but from his 
> hint I did discover where the pppd messages are going, to daemon.log, under 
> the control of syslog. Should I send them somewhere else for kppp to find?
> There seems to be two problems.
>    modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module ppp0
> Quite right, there isn't one. Building linux with ppp support doesn't seem to 
> create this module. I have tried having ppp support both built-in and as a 
> module. As a module it creates ppp_async.o, ppp_deflate.o and ppp_generic.o.
> What step have I missed out?

You should probably build that into the Kernel.  If not, I think that 
"ppp0" is an alias for "ppp_async".

> Second problem is
>    pppd[226]: By default the remote system is required to authenticate itself
>    pppd[226]: (because this system has a default route to the internet)
>    pppd[226]: but I couldn't find any suitable secret (password) for it to use
>               to do so.

Normally you need: "noauth" in your "/etc/ppp/options" file if the remote 
system isn't required to authenticate itself.

Could you please start: KPPP from a Konsole and post any errors?


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