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Re: [SLUG] pppd crashes
- To: Tom Massey <tmas5640@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] pppd crashes
- From: Doug Stalker <dougs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Sep 6 16:54:15 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
Tom Massey wrote:
> Doug Stalker wrote:
> > Install the modem drivers
> This is a kernel module called 'ltmodem.o'? Binary only, released by
Thats the one. (AFAIK, it the only official linux driver for any winmodem)
> > 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,
What version should I look for?
> and load it instead of the ppp
> module from your current kernel
> (this solution will quite possibly crash your machine every
> couple of days)
Wow! Using an internal winmodem on a system that crashes regularly! I know
another operating system that can do that. <grin>
I think that I'll try it tonight on the vodafone telenotes service (text only,
used to send SMS to vodafone mobiles) and not worry about getting pppd to work
with it - I don't want to break it completly and then not be able to use an
external modem either.
Network Operations Engineer - Big Pond Advance Satellite
Ericsson Australia - Level 5, 184 The Broadway, Sydney 2000
Ph: +61-416-085-390 Email: doug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx