Re: [mu SETUP] ppp

From: Boryeu Mao (
Date: Fri Mar 17 2000 - 14:01:38 CET

    | From: Michele Andreoli <>
    | Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 08:10:31PM +0100
    | Subj: Re: [mu SETUP] ppp
    | On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 12:49:23PM -0500, Boryeu Mao nicely wrote:
    | >
    | > 1. In minicom, I was able to dial out to my ISP, but the
    | > messages from the server (normally should be `Hostname' or
    | > 'UIC') appear as strings coded in Italian (at least looking
    | > that way to me). After re-installing muLinux and setting
    | > us keymap and codepages, the prompt still looked Italiano.
    | > What am I doing wrong?
    | Have you called with:
    | atx3
    | atdt<phone number>
    | ?

The answers to your questions were 'yes'; those strings are from
my ISP. And last night I finally realized that the problem was
not codepage/keymap related -- I need to change the communication
to 7-bit. This was fixed by adding '-7' to the minicom script
that runs midterm. (I eventually learned that 'minicom' wasn't
really the minicom binary after all.)

    | >
    | > 2. In minicom, I can't seem to leave the program without
    | > resetting the modem (a step necessary for manually start
    | > pppd). According to PPP-HOWTO, Alt Q or Cntl A Q should
    | > do that, but not for me (??)
    | To stop this minicom you need escape sequence: look at the
    | message when minicom (really miterm) start.

I looked at the miterm.c and saw only a few escape sequences it
recognizes and none appeared to let the program leave without
resetting the modem. I'll look again.

    | >
    | > 3. Not being able to do 2. above, I thought I could start
    | > pppd from another console. Alas, pppd seems to be getting
    | > into a jam -- some error messages appeared and it seg-faulted,
    | > most of the time. While trying all sorts of things late
    | > last night, those error messages did not appear for a couple
    | > of times but I don't have any idea of what I might have done
    | > that made them disappear. This morning though, those messages
    | > returned.
    | I wish to know if you really connected via phone to ISP; the pppd
    | problem is a second-order problem. Only after you got the ISP
    | prompt with miterm, you can go next step.

I believe at that point I'm connected, as I see the server PPP
stuff coming over.

Thanks Michele for the reply. I made some progress last night
and hope to get things resolved.

Boryeu Mao []
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
For additional commands, e-mail:

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Sat Feb 08 2003 - 15:27:13 CET