PPP takes the system over :(

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sat May 22 15:43:38 PDT 2004

"-=Nihr0M=-" <nihrom at rambler.ru> writes:

> Hello, I have a 5.2.1-Release.
> The problem is, when I start PPP -auto <my_script> and my modem
> connects, when tcp transaction is going (e.g I download a file or open
> a web page...) I'm not able to run any other
> program (it seems like comp 'freezes'). That just sux... but when the
> action completes, all htese progs start ...
> duh...
> BTW, my system is Athlon 1200Mhz, 256Megs of RAM, 200 of 2500 mb free
> on HDD, external USR modem

Do you have a terminal open at the time?
Can you log in to a different virtual terminal?
Can you try running top(1) when you do the ppp(8) connect and see what
your system thinks it is doing?

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