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Old 05-05-2001, 09:59 AM   #1
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I just tried to build a new (2.4.4) kernel for my RedHat 7.1 system. Everything seems to working fine except for one small problem... My modem seems to have vanished. When I try to dial my isp (using kppp) its says that it can't open the modem. I tried changing the modem to every other location shown in kppp with no luck. I also noticed that everytime I try to dial with kppp the following line (or something very similar) is added to /var/log/messages:

modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-4

The modem works fine if I use the old 2.4.2 kernel (the default kernel for RedHat 7.1). Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated

Old 05-07-2001, 03:31 PM   #2
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Have you tried manually inserting the module for the ppp using insmod? Did you compile the new kernel with support of the module?
Old 05-09-2001, 02:40 AM   #3
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Problem solved

This was not a ppp problem. The problem was that I forgot to add serial support in the kernel (char-major-4 is another name for the serial support apparently)


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