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Old 03-09-2004, 04:04 PM   #1
fluxtux
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PPP Connection problems


When i use the ppp-on pppsetup tells me that my kernel needs ppp support?

i tried using kppp and just get modem busy whenever i try to connect, any help?


Slackware 9.1 - full install
AMD athlon xp 2400+
512megs ram
 
Old 03-09-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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hi.
if i were you, i would post the manufacturer and name of your modem.
(make sure it isnt a win-modem)

i would also investigate as to wether your kernel was compiled with ppp support.

do you have the kernel source installed ?

im not sure about slackware, but in fedora. the following command

cat /boot/config-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl | grep PPP
outputs...
[edit]
CONFIG_PPPOATM=m
CONFIG_PPP=m
CONFIG_PPP_FILTER=y
CONFIG_IPPP_FILTER=y
CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK=y
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC=m
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY=m
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE=m
# CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP is not set
CONFIG_PPPOE=m
# CONFIG_SYNCLINK_SYNCPPP is not set
CONFIG_WANPIPE_PPP=y
CONFIG_WANPIPE_MULTPPP=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_VJ=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_BSDCOMP=m
[/edit]

showing that some ppp modulea have been compiled for my kernel.
where /boot/config-2.4.XXXX is the kernel config file (will be different version for you)

how about your's ?
 
Old 03-09-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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my modems a smartlink 56k voice modem, there are linux drivers available for it so im guessing its linux compatible
 
Old 03-09-2004, 05:54 PM   #4
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Quote:
i would also investigate as to wether your kernel was compiled with ppp support.

do you have the kernel source installed ?

im not sure about slackware, but in fedora. the following command

cat /boot/config-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl | grep PPP
outputs...
[edit]
CONFIG_PPPOATM=m
CONFIG_PPP=m
CONFIG_PPP_FILTER=y
CONFIG_IPPP_FILTER=y
CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK=y
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC=m
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY=m
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE=m
# CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP is not set
CONFIG_PPPOE=m
# CONFIG_SYNCLINK_SYNCPPP is not set
CONFIG_WANPIPE_PPP=y
CONFIG_WANPIPE_MULTPPP=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_VJ=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_BSDCOMP=m
[/edit]

showing that some ppp modulea have been compiled for my kernel.
where /boot/config-2.4.XXXX is the kernel config file (will be different version for you)

how about your's ?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:36 AM   #5
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sorry about the delay, with


cat /boot/config | grep PPP

i get

# CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK is not set
# CONFIG_PPP_FILTER is not set
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC=m
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY=m
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE=m
CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP=m
CONFIG_PPPOE=m
CONFIG_SYNCLINK_SYNCPPP=m
# CONFIG_HDLC_PPP is not set
CONFIG_WANPIPE_PPP=y
# CONFIG_WANPIPE_MULTPPP is not set
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP=y
CONFIG_IPPP_FILTER=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_VJ=y
CONFIG_ISDN_PPP_BSDCOMP=m
 
Old 06-29-2004, 09:44 AM   #6
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i'm back using slack again, and i still cant get PPP to work, i'm trying to compile a new kernel with PPP support, but i'm not sure how. Any help?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:30 AM   #7
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Hello Fluxtux,

Did you visit the http://www.linmodems.org website?

They have have information how to install Motorola software modems with Linux.

Our do you have the external version of this modem, it that change the init string in KPPP, the standard init string which KPPP using is very general, and never gives the best result.

The information you give is not enough to indicate the chipset the modem is using. For some information about the modem you maybe using can be found at http://www.modemsite.com/56k/smartlink.asp

With kind regards,

Richard
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:52 AM   #8
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ive downloaded the drivers, and theyre waiting to be installed,
i was looking around the kde control center and looked at the kernel editor, it showed i did have PPP compiled as a module, but im not sure if ive got PPPD or not.

I was trying to compile a new kernel with PPP, but i could not use the command ./configure, does anyone know why this happens?

I tried to install the drivers, but i got error 127, saying that i did not have permission to run make install, but i was logged in as root

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