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Old 02-03-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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modprobe: Can'l locate module char-major-108


I did a Google search for <char-major-108> and it turned up over 4000 hits!!!!

Why is this module missing??

I understand that the PPP Daemon is inoperative without this module!

Any enlightenment would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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Add this line to your /etc/modules.conf
alias char-major-108 ppp_generic

The actual module name is ppp_generic
 
Old 02-03-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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OK, can do

However, when I looked at <modules.conf> there was a big WARNING sign, that said:

###DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE

Look at modutils and manpage UPDATE-MODULES

Both of which helped me not at all in how to change the modules.conf file

It also said if I changed it, that it would be overwritten anyway

In a dilemma
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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My bad Debian is different, I believe you need to do the following:

edit /etc/modutils/aliases and then run "update-modules".

See "man 8 update-modules".
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:35 PM   #5
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Interesting

I opened the aliases file in /etc/modutils and:

it already contained two uncommented lines referring to ppp

"alias char-major-108 ppp_generic"
"alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic"

I have run update-modules but apparently it hasn't changed anything
I wonder why

Any other insights?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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P.S.

I believe I understand why nothing changed

According to the Man update-modules, there is a 'special' tag placed on the first line of both <modules.conf> and <chandev.conf> files IF the files have been generated which allows these files to be (re)generated. If the tag is not there - nothing is changed, if 'force' is used (which I did) only a warning is issued.

How does one update-modules under these circumstances

And - are these files untagged because they generated at kernel compile time and the only way they can be changed is by re-compiling the kernel?

 
  


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