Re: Kernel & PPP woes.
On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Doug DeJulio wrote:
> Well, I finally got my UDB reinstalled from scratch, and I documented the
> install procedure (including the hack I had to use to get dselect to work off
> ftp.us.debian.org via PPP). The problem is, I can't reproduce the procedure.
Hmmm...well, if you could, send me what you wrote and I'll pluck out the
"generic" stuff for the installation nano-HOWTO :)
> You see, I built my own custom kernel a while back. I didn't do anything
> tricky, but only with that kernel was I able to get PPP and everything else
> working -- but with that kernel, my ethernet didn't work. So, I rebuilt
> 2.0.33 with the apropriate patches, and 2.1.77, and neither of those works
> properly. With 2.0.33 I can't use PPP (I remember this problem from earlier
> -- I can only get PPP working with 2.1 kernels), and I couldn't get 2.1.77 to
> boot at all.
2.1.77 is problematic from what I've heard. I haven't heard any
complaints on the Intels, but the Alphas seem to barf during boot with it.
I'm currently using 2.1.72 which I had to patch to get it to compile
properly (I'll mail you the patch on request -- it's simple). With
2.1.72, my UDB has been rock solid. I don't use PPP on it, though, since
it's directly on the Internet.
> (Furthermore, with all the kernels I could find on the FTP site, my ethernet
> won't work. It's the tulip chipset, and I'm using BNC, and I think that's the
> problem. It looks like the driver tries 10baseT and then AUI, and stops
For the UDB's, you want to pick the DE4x5 driver. It works great (much
better than the tulip driver) and won't cause a billion unaligned accesses
> Anyway, what's the best 2.1-series kernel to use on a Multia these days? Once
> I get this system working as the house router again, I'll upload the install
If you'd like, let me know what you want and I'll compile a kernel for you
or send you my patches and my .config for my UDB. I don't use alot of the
options that you probably will, but it will at least be set up for the
hardware well. Plus, it'll boot :)
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