All right. I installed LinuxPPC from the Feb 98 CD-ROM over the weekend.
Everything went PERFECTLY the first time around (although I still can't
get it to boot off the SCSI hard disk, a boot floppy will do for now. No
big deal). Even X worked without any tweaking. I guess Linux has come a
_LONG_ way since I first used it four years ago on a Intel box. It took
me _days_ just to get X running.
Anyway, the problem: I can't get PPP to work. I installed the PPP rpm
off the CD-ROM, pointed /dev/modem to the modem port (/dev/ttyS0), and
configured everything using xisp. I got the following error message when
I tried to connect:
/usr/sbin/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
As you can see, I even grabbed the ppp-2.3.5-1.ppc.rpm off the ftp site
and still had no luck. I have never configured PPP before (my last Linux
box sat on an ethernet). It's probably something simple.
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