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Re: don't remove kernel 2.4 or bye-bye ppp, alsa

On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 06:28:45AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Weeks ago I installed and started using kernel 2.6.
> As all was well, I decided to
> apt-get --purge remove alsa-modules-2.4.26-1-k7
> apt-get --purge remove kernel-image-2.4.26-1-k7
> as I hadn't used them weeks, right.
> Well, now I can't call out on my modem with ppp:
> pppd: This system lacks kernel support for PPP.  This could be because
> the PPP kernel module could not be loaded, or because PPP was not
> included in the kernel configuration.  If PPP was included as a
> module, try `/sbin/modprobe -v ppp'.  If that fails, check that
> ppp.o exists in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/net.
> See README.linux file in the ppp distribution for more details.
> # /sbin/modprobe -v ppp
> FATAL: Failed to open config file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa: No such file or directory
> etc. etc.
> OK, I reinstall kernel-image-2.4.26-1-k7 and alsa-modules-2.4.26-1-k7
> and now I can use ppp in 2.4, but not in 2.6 like I used to.
> So before I could happily use alsa and ppp in 2.6, but now I must use
> 2.4 if I even want to make a modem call.
> -- 
this may be unrelated, but I started using 2.6 and recently added UDEV.
UDEV at the current time does not make a /dev/ppp, so I have to manually
use MKNOD to create this before I can dial with my modem.

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