"Disconnecting... Disconnecting... Disconnecting... Disconnecting... "

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OS X 10.2.6, Safari 1.0, external serial Simplemodem 33.6

Every now and then my PPP connection hangs up, and the menu ticker just repeats "Disconnecting... " ad infinitum. I can't dial back in, and have to restart. When I try and kill ppp with Process Viewer, it says I don't have permission as it's a root process.

So, does anyone know a permanent way of fixing this, or a workaround? And just how do I log in as root anyway?

Curiosly and seperately, when I have killed all my open internet apps, and want to get on with some offline work, ppp still attempts to dial in every few minutes - what's with that? It doesn't happen if I start up with a blank slate (no net apps).

TIA, Bunsen

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Re: "Disconnecting... Disconnecting... Disconnecting... Disconne

DrBunsen wrote:

And just how do I log in as root anyway?

You need to enable Root first. You can do this through NetInfo Manager. Then reboot the machine, and log in as user "root."

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NetInfo Manager?

Find shows no file by that name - sure it's not a 10.3 thing?

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look under applications>utili

look under applications>utilities
and there should be netinfo manager
its a round icon with an i
then inside goto security
and enable root

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Thanks!

Okay, had to authenticate myself to bring "enable root user" out of the grey, but yup, now root is a user.

I promise not to go in there without a cut lunch and a guidebook Smile

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I get this problem sporadical

I get this problem sporadically on myiBook and it's internal modem. I have yet to figgure a specific case of what causes it, but using the Terminal and ps I usually kill modemd, lookupd, or ppd or some other modem realted process. Using 'top' can help indicate what is running and what is dependant on what. IIRC lookupd might be the culprit, but it's been a few weeks since I've had the bug. It's been around since I got my iBook, but never serious enough to do anything more than annoy me every few weeks.

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Re: "Disconnecting... Disconnecting... Disconnecting... Disconne

Ditto here. Restarting is the only option. I think that if you disconnect while data transfers are in progress, then it happens. But sometimes it hangs up by itself. Oh well...

I have tried to kill ppp too. Guess I'll have to try sudo.

(10.2.8, Safari 1.0, Apple v92 56K modem)

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I'm fairly sure that pppd is

I'm fairly sure that pppd is a dependent process of the offending process. It's something along the lines of lookupd, or something of that type. Use top when the Disconnecting... starts repeating and see what process stay on top, and which are using more CPU. Quit other applications so you'll be sure what is what. The next time it happens to me I'll be sure to keep a log. Is everyone curretn on all Software Updates? I just got my iBook back up-to-date when the in-laws got broadband. I haven't had the rpoblem for awhile anyway, but I haven't had it since I updated.

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