[TriLUG] compiling kernel
bhu5nji at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 24 21:47:21 EST 2001
The modules of interest for PPP are ppp.o, ppp_deflate.o and bsd_comp.o, so
look for those.
Try opening an xterm as root and running "tail -f /var/log/messages" to
monitor the situation.
Even though you compile in PPP support, there is still a need for
ppp_deflate.o and bsd_comp.o to suppress some error messages. in the
/var/log/messages file. These modules provide some compression services that
are optional. You might also see a reference to char-major-108. With any
error messages you see in the log file, do a Google search to read how other
have dealth with the problem for your distro and others (for example: Suse
ppp char-major-108, and try without the suse too). There is lots of PPP
problem solving info stored "out there".
You might try recompiling with PPP support as a module to see if things
I'd be really interested in knowing about the char-major-108 message in your
log. It indicates that ppp.o is desired. The "alias char-major-108 ppp"
line added to your /etc/conf.modules file fixes the problem. And you need
ppp.o in you /lib/module/2.x.x/net path as well.
On Monday 24 December 2001 01:32 pm, you wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> When I compiled the kernel, I used make xconfig and selected ppp support as
> built in, (not as a module).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "M. Mueller/bhu5nji" <bhu5nji at yahoo.com>
> To: <trilug at trilug.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 8:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Unable to run wvdial
> > When you compiled your kernel, did you run one of: make config, make
> > menuconfig, make xconfig and select ppp support (either built-in or
> > and module support? If you missed one of these steps, that may be
> > causing the first problem you describe.
> > Is not ELF support also a kernel config option?
> > Mike
> > On Sunday 23 December 2001 02:56 pm, you wrote:
> > > I am unable to run wvdial because of this error:
> > > no pppd module error (exit code 4)
> > > When I try to install modules with the command make modules_install I
> > > another error: depmod /lib/modules/2.4.0/ System.map 2.4.0 is not an
> > > ELF file
> > > I am using SuSe 7.1
> > > This error started recently when I tried to make a new kernel.
> > > I have already tried reinstalling the kernel source tree and made some
> > > kernels. Any help would be appreciated.
> > > Barry
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