Re: ppp not working
On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, John Hasler wrote:
> Samuel Varghese writes:
> > i am new to debian but have managed to get a working set-up using 2.1.
> > however, i am unable to connect to the net. when i try to invoke ppp, i
> > get a message saying that there is no pppd module.
> Please post the *exact* message, along with complete copies of the relevant
> config files and logs. Pppd sometimes gives an erroneous error message to
> the effect that the kernel does not support ppp.
the exact message that appears when i type either pon or pppd is:
/usr/sbin/pppd: this system lacks kernel support for pppd. this could be
because the ppp kernel module is not loaded or because the kernel is not
configured for ppp. see the readme.linux file in the pppd2.3.5 distribution.
> > i am using the fv2wm X interface.
> Irrelevant. How did you configure ppp? Did you use pppconfig? If not, do
> so, and then start ppp with 'pon' and stop it with 'poff'.
yes, i used pppconfig to configure ppp and took the instructions for doing that
from a book i downloaded off the debian.org site.