I have a problem with dial-up internet connection on fedora 17. Unfortunately
I live in a rural area where dial-up is my best option. On fedora 16 there was
no problem with dial-up.
In fedora 17 I used system-config-network to set up the modem and write all the
relevant files. I amended the configurations, to allow user control of the modem
etc. The configurations that I used were the same as those which worked perfectly
for fedora 16, and earlier fedoras. I amended the files:
I checked the pap-name and chap-name files and all the files in /etc/ppp/peers and
they were all in the same state as for fedora 16.
On starting the dial-up, the modem was intialized, but then the error message was:
Child process /usr/bin/wvdial --remotename IspProviderName --chat 'IspProviderName' (pid 3795)
terminated with signal 6
On investigation, this problem with wvdial seems to be part of the bug at:
In that bug report a problem with libwvstreams was reported which seems to explain
the error message which I received, and also suggested that a libwvstreams in rawhide
for fedora 18 had amended the error. However, there is also a response in that bug
report that indicates how the libwvstreams in rawhide won't install on fedora 17. My experience
is the same as that report ... libwvstreams-4.61-5.fc18.i686.rpm wont install on my
fedora 17 and I get the same error message as the respondent mentions in the bug report,
that is, failed dependencies: libcrypto.so.10 and libssl.so.10. I have installed the updated
openssl for fedora 17 which I understood to include the libcrypto.so.10 and libssl.so.10 files,
but that made no difference to the error messages.
I considered uninstalling libwvstreams for fedora 17 and replacing it with libwvstreams for
fedora 16, but rpm wouldn't let me do that because of dependencies, and I am reluctant to
use force, and it doesn't seem like a good idea anyway. I don't run a desktop environment other
than a window manager and prefer to use the command line tools directly.
I tried to connect by using wvdial directly with the command:
The modem initialized, followed by the error:
wvdial: utils/wvtask.cc:409: static void WvTaskMan::_stackmaster(): Assertion `magic_number == -0x123678' failed. Aborted.
My question is, what can I do about this problem?