- To: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Sound/PPP on same debian 2.2 kernel
- From: johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue Sep 19 14:21:12 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 01:43:40PM +1100, Angus Lees wrote:
First, I'll have to admit I've since made the 2.2.15 kernel work,
providing sound and ppp support. It seemed obvious to start with the
2.2.17 kernel as that seems the "default" kernel, and I had no
guarantee the problem would dissapear in going back to 2.2.15 -
but it did, and I've now a system which is starting to happen. And
its a 2.2 kernel, so I'm happy.
Still, I could not get a 2.2.17 kernel going if I wanted it to -
I've no reason to focus on that kernel, but it is still a problem.
Anyway, thanks for your reply, which I'll now answer :
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 10:53:11AM +1100, johna@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > I'm running an old soundblaster card that fits into the ISA (?) bus,
> > and so had to compile the modules to make it work - the default sound
> > and sb modules did not work.
> ? the modules should work.. you specified io, irq, dma, etc ?
> "in what way didn't it work?"
> (going to have to make a BIG yellow/black sign with that on it, one
symbols not present ... the next paragraph sorta implied that. Mostly
midi symbols, sound symbols ... nothing to do with setttings.
> > The kernel, vmlinuz-2.2.17-idepci, runs pppd but I cannot get the sound
> > modules (force) loaded into it. They complain about lack of midi
> > support, amongst other things.
> how are you loading the modules?
> modprobe(8) should handle dependencies for you
insmod, I was trying to get things working before I put the modules into
/lib/modules, given I had a "mixed" situation.
> > I compiled a kernel from kernel-source-2.2.17_2.2.17pre6-1.deb, got
> > the sound modules installed, sound works hunky-dory. But I cannot
> > get ppp to work on this kernel.
> > One subtlety : the -idepci kernel loads all of the modules : slhc, ppp,
> > ppp_deflate and bsd_comp, but the plain 2.2.17 kernel does not. Make
> > modules has not prompted it to compile ppp.o or slhc.o (but it did
> > compile ppp_deflate and bsd_comp), perhaps these are included in the
> > kernel itself.
> you probably didn't compile the ppp stuff.. the expanded
> kernel-source.deb just gives you a vanilla source tree, ie: nothing
> useful selected by default.
ppp support was marked in xconfig's net menu.
> the actual deb config used to build the kernel-image.debs is
> just cp that to .config, and then rerun make-kpkg (you are using
> kernel-package aren't you?)
er ... no, make xconfig
> the .config for an installed kernel (built using kernel-package) should
> be installed in /boot/config-2.xx, if you want it.
OK, worth knowing.
Problem is, there's a vmlinuz-2.2.17-idepci in the base directory on
disk 1, but no corresponding source in devel - there's only
kernel-source-2.2.17_2.2.17pre6-1.deb, corresponding to a "plain"
This confused me at first. It could be on the other disks, but that
would surprise me.
Anyway, 2.2.15 does seem to work OK.
Thanks for your email :)