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Re: [SLUG] Home network busted please help
- To: "Tom Massey" <tmas5640@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Home network busted please help
- From: "Holroyd Engineering Services" <hcceng@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Nov 1 13:29:19 2000
- Cc: "Sydney Linux User Group" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Which method did you use to get it going - downloading a patched kernel
> from the linmodem site, using the ppp module from 2.2.14 in a later
> kernel, patching tty.h yourself? And which kernel version are you using?
No patched my ppp as per instruction (linmodem howto), but I don't think the
document I had refer to anything about patching tty.h. Iam using RH 6.2,
> This sounds to me like you were using the 2.2.14 ppp module in 2.2.17 -
> I had lots of kernel panics trying to get that combination to work.
No when I followed Linmodem howto, it worked perfectly, no kernel panic. I
had to down the linux box because at the moment I don't need it running
during the day, when I brought it up again the problems started.
> When you say 'remove everything', what do you mean - you've still got
> the ltmodem module installed I guess, or it wouldn't dial at all. So
> what did you change? Sounds like you swapped the ppp modules back again.
no got rid of everything I changed, including ltmodem driver and put
original ppp.o file back from archive. even got rid of ppp0 entry using
linuxconf and recreated a new one but still problem arises.
> To get the modem working, I'd suggest starting with plain 2.2.17 and
> editing /usr/src/linux/include/linux/tty.h. Move line 280, which is
> 'struct wait_queue *poll_wait;' down to line 308, just below 'spinlock_t
> read_lock;'. Then config and compile etc as normal. I've had a Lucent
> modem connected pretty much 24/7 for weeks with no problems after doing
> this. If it's already dialing like you said, this should be enough to
> get it working.
will try this tonight,