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Re: PPP kernel support?

Quoting steve doerr (sdoerr@qni.com):
> How do you put PPP support into the 2.2.0 kernel?  I get the following
> message when I try to run pon:
> /usr/sbin/pppd: This system lacks kernel support for PPP.  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
> ppp-2.3.5 distribution.

Unfortunately this error message is emitted under various other
circumstances, e.g. ppp version too old, wrong permissions.

> I selected networking support, TCP/IP, etc. when I built it.
> a dmesg | grep "PPP" returns:
> debian:~# dmesg | grep "PPP"
> PPP: version 2.2.0 (dynamic channel allocation)
> PPP Dynamic channel allocation code copyright 1995 Caldera, Inc.
> PPP line discipline registered.
> The above readme doesn't make sense because it sounds inconsistent with
> the Debian kernel building instructions.  The kernel works well except I
> can't dial out.

The PPP-HOWTO mentions this problem (under Debugging).
There will also be such questions answered in the Mail Archives
but I can't recall how long ago.


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