Re: using ppp reboots machine
- From: Hursh RFID <hursh.rfid@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 13:28:50 -0800 (PST)
On 19 Dec, 00:20, Chris <bsdj...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hursh RFID wrote:
I am new to BSD Unix and recently installed FreeBSD
I connect to internet using Thomson(Alcatel) Speedtouch USB modem.
For last 3 days I was trying to configure this modem and connect to
internet. Either I couldn't load the firmware or ppp wouldnt work.
Today I was successful in loading the firmware and connecting to the
However this connection worked only for some time. As soon as I had
restarted the machine and again tried to connect to the internet the
machine reboots !!!!
This is very peculiar and I am unable to understand why this is
I use the following command to start ppp
#ppp -auto f2s
my ppp.conf reads as following
ident user-ppp VERSION (built COMPILATIONDATE)
set log Phase Chat IPCP CCP tun command
set ifaddr 10.0.0.1/0 10.0.0.2/0 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0
set authname <myusername>
set authkey <mypassword>
set device !"/usr/local/sbin/pppoa3 -c -vpi 0 -vci 38 -v 2 -d /dev/
set speed sync
set timeout 60
set redial 3 10000
set dial ""
add default HISADDR
After multiple restarts the problem persists. All I have to do is
start ppp and withing seconds the machine reboots.
Please help me out on this. I thought I had cracked the problem of
connecting Alcatel ADSL USB modem but this doesnt seem to be the case.
This might be useless info but why don't you get a new modem? Also just
saying it doesn't work, it reboots the pc wont help anyone in debugging
this issue. Please read the handbook on debugging and getting kernel
dumps which would help with this issue. Also freebsd doesn't have the
best USB support this might start wars but this is just on my
experience. Also you say firmware which firmware is this? Where did you
get it ?
Try this site see if this driver helps:http://www.xsproject.org/speedtouch/index.html#what
This is not part of freebsd so don't complain here if it doesn't work.
I will explain the whole scenario.
I have Thomson (Alcatel) Speedtouch 330 USB Modem, (it came with my
ISP) which I use in Windows to connect to Net. It works fine under
Windows and it serves my purpose of using the Net without much hassle.
One fine day I decided to plunge into FreeBSD. I had tried Ubuntu but
I dint like the way it installs software (dependency errors et all). I
had heard BSD is much better, so I decided to try BSD. I had
successfully installed my modem in Ubuntu and even browsed the net for
For FreeBSD I had initial problems installing the drivers. However
with the experience of making this hardware work in Ubuntu I was able
to compile and install the drivers in FreeBSD. In fact I was able to
configure a correct ppp.conf and connect to internet after a lot of
trial and error. I was elated and I intended to share my experience
with others as this modem doesnt work easily in FreeBSD ( it connects
However as soon as I had rebooted the machine and then tried to
connect to internet by running ppp the machine hung for few seconds
and then rebooted. In fact I even reinstalled FreeBSD and exactly
repeated the steps to compile and install the drivers and configure
ppp.conf. But the problem persists.
I am new to Unix/FreeBSD. Hence I do not know where to look for
further troubleshooting. I dont mind even sending the system dump to
help developers figure out the problem.
I dont want to buy a new modem just for running FreeBSD. Besides this
modem worked in Linux and worked once in FreeBSD. If I could
troubleshoot this system restart probably I could fix the problem.
So how do I go about troubleshooting my system restarts. And it
restarts because of trying to use a USB connected modem.
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