Re: Trouble with PPP/pon/modem
Date forwarded: 16 Dec 1998 17:50:57 -0000
From: "Olson, Greger J - CLS/2" <email@example.com>
To: "'Debian-68k'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Trouble with PPP/pon/modem
Date sent: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 09:50:55 -0800
Forwarded by: email@example.com
> I wrote previously about my trouble getting PPP to work after installing
> Linux on my
> 475 (full '040). FWIW the install was the base Debian m68k (2.0.33pl1
> kernel). I dpkg'ed
> the man pages plus pppconfig (and the required libraries). Kerneld is
> the insmod/modporbe/etc. utilities are present. /lib/modules/2.0.33pl1/net
> ppp.o and slhc.o. The etc/modules file contains only comments (auto is also
> commented out).
> Modules.dep exists. I tried putting modprobe, or insmod commands in the
> file, but
> received the same boot errors (bad command...). Scanning other lists I
> found a reference
> that pppd can cause the same error message if its group/owner is set wrong.
> Failing this, I think I'll reinstall.
It took me forever to get ppp working on my Amiga debian install.
I kept getting error messages that the kernel didnt support ppp
(but it did).
I eventually got it working. I believe there is a ppp How to on
linux.org that goes into excrutiating detail, but thats what I
needed and it eventually got me through it.