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Re: [SLUG] pppd crashes
- To: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] pppd crashes
- From: Tom Massey <tmas5640@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Sep 6 16:34:36 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Doug Stalker wrote:
> Install the modem drivers (Netcomm is kind enough to provide them on the
> driver CD)
This is a kernel module called 'ltmodem.o'? Binary only, released by
> 1) Is there a number I can dial with the modem to see if it's working
> for transfering data? (something like the old BBSs would work)
I'd be interested to hear whether you get this working. It should be
able to so long as ppp isn't involved.
> 2) Any ideas on what is causing pppd to crash and how to resolve it?
Yep, the problem is that you're running kernel 2.2.15 or later. The ppp
kernel module was changed between kernels 2.2.14 and 2.2.15 and now the
Lucent driver's incompatible with it, and makes your machine crash.
Couple of possible solutions, none very satisfactory:
1. Downgrade to kernel 2.2.14. (this is the best way of avoiding kernel
2. Compile the ppp module from 2.2.14, and load it instead of the ppp
module from your current kernel (you can either insmod -f it, or edit
the binary to change kernel versions). You can download pre-edited ppp
modules from <http://www.heby.de/>, follow 'computer stuff', then
'linmodems', but it'll be more stable if you compile it on your own
machine. (this solution will quite possibly crash your machine every
couple of days)
3. Try sticking the ppp code from 2.2.14 into the source tree of 2.2.17,
and compiling. This is most likely insane, though in theory possible.
4. Get a new modem (sorry ;-), unless Lucent release the code it's going
to become increasingly difficult to use this modem under Linux, at least
if you want to run the latest kernel. You've pretty much got no hope of
using it with 2.4, at least for now.