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Re: Does the d-i pppd support ADSL-USB Modems ?

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 01:23:58PM +0200, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 10:29:10AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On the same issue, i maintain the (non-free) unicorn driver for Bewan
> > ADSL modem lines.
> > 
> > I can if need be provide udebs for said driver, but i am not sure about
> > the possibility to use non-free udebs in d-i ?
> Without being a Debian policy expert ( :-) ), I'd doubt they'd go on the main
> installer CD, at least (non-free not being a part of Debian). I think
> people's best option would be floppy-retriever and fetching the right udeb
> from a floppy.

Yep, a net retriever would not be an option in this case. What about
retrieving directly from stuff on the harddrive ?

> > Also, in france, we mostly use pppoatm (which the new ppp in unstable
> > supports), and not pppoe, i don't know if this could easily be added or
> > not.
> It should probably be a matter of changing the PPP udeb, I'd guess. As long
> as Debian supports it, somebody just has to do it. :-)

Well, you also have to configure the /etc/ppp/options file correctly, i
use :

plugin /usr/lib/pppd/2.4.2b3/pppoatm.so 8.35

in it. The 8.35 may be provider specific though.


Sven Luther

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