>>>PPP support is built into the kernel in RH 5.2. It doesn't even sound as
>>>if you even read any of the documentation. Page 168 of the RH Linux manual
>>>describes how to set up a PPP connection. It is just as easy as it is in
>->>Windows, using either netcfg or linuxconf.
>>if ppp support is build in, then why I am getting message telling me that
>>ppp support is not build in kernel??
>You are either trying to run pppd as non-root or you started the wrong
>kernel after rebuilding. Take a look at section 18.1 of the PPP-HOWTO for
>more detailed information on this.
No. None of the above. I know how to build the kernel and install. I've beed
using Linux on/off for more than a year now.
I now moved back the orginal kernel (good thing I saved a copy of the image)
and run lilo, and rebooted. so I am now running the orginal red-hat kernel,
this is the error:
Dec 31 20:34:37 localhost kernel: PPP: version 2.2.0 (dynamic channel
Dec 31 20:34:37 localhost kernel: PPP Dynamic channel allocation code copyright
1995 Caldera , Inc.
Dec 31 20:34:37 localhost kernel: PPP line discipline registered.
Dec 31 20:34:37 localhost pppd: Failed to open /dev/ttyS1: Device or
Dec 31 20:34:37 localhost pppd: This system lacks kernel support for PPP.
This could be because the PPP kernel module is not loaded, or because the
kernel is not configured for PPP. See the README.linux file in the ppp-2.3.5
Dec 31 20:34:52 localhost ifup-ppp: pppd started for ppp0 on /dev/ttyS1 at 57600
Dec 31 20:34:52 localhost pppd: Failed to open /dev/ttyS1: Device or
(dont mind the date off by one day, I did not yet fixed the clock on the PC).
>>>It seems that you didn't install X in the main installation, or these
>>>would be available.
>>offcourse I installed X. Actually I choose EVERYTHING when installing
>>red hat. I have 60GB total space on my PC, I always install everything.
>>X is fine.
>60GB? Do you have a RAID?
No. simply 4 x 17.2 GB IDE disks (you can buy an IDE 17.2 matrox disk for $379
from frys). I have a scsi CDROM since no place left for CD interface, I plan
to buy 3 more scsi disks soon.
>Actually, for rpm to use this, you have to explicitly tell it to install
>an older package with the --oldpackage option.
>>There is not "force" option with glint? there is an "upgrade" and "install".
>>I always choose "upgrade" since it will always install it also if there
>>is nothing there to upgrade.
>I wouldn't use glint. Use rpm on the command line. It's much more
I found GUI interface to look at packages in directory easier to use, expect
glint is broke.
Well, any way, now that I can start X again (after the mess of building
the kernel with egcs 2.8 and breaking X), I did this:
started minicom, dialed some number, the modem did work, I exited minicom,
and tried ppp again. guess what, now it works!! I tried ppp before using
minicom, and I get the above error, but now it works! (same steps)
I am writing this from netscape from Linux. So, It looks like minicom
intialized the modem or something, all what I know is that now ppp works !
(why was it saying modem device was busy before? may be this has something
to do with it).
gee, any way, well at least I can dialout now from Linux. so may be there is
still hope for this OS.