The serial loopback error occurs when the pppd program tries to execute
before a connection to the remote server is completed. In order to elimiate
this problem be sure to place the following in your chat script.
CONNECT 'CONNECT' \
----- Original Message -----
From: Kinjal Sonpal <kinjalsonpal(a)zeenext.com>
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] pppd error no. 17
Parul Mathur wrote on Thursday, October 18, 2001
I have a Motorola SM56 PCI Fax Modem (internal).
I am using the
given in the PCQLinux 7.1 distro
checked that the modem is working properly.
I also have the same modem and same driver installed on SuSE 7.1.
It used to work great untill last week. Since last week or so,
I'm also getting the same message while connecting. My ISP is
Roltanet and I'm using wvdial for connecting to the net. I also
tried connecting using Kppp, but as expected it also detected
serial loopback. I also have the same question, what is serial
loopback? Some times, if i dial in as a root, then I used to get
connected, but since last couple of days, even that has also
Btw, for allowing all the users on my home PC system, chmoded
/dev/modem to 777. Is this okay or is there some better
workaround? I did this becoz I read somewhere in our mail
archives that one shud not dial-up as root for the sake of
Thanks a lot in advance.