PPC, PPP, Gnome Networking and wvdial

Justin Kelly linuxppc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 01:14:58 UTC 2004

Hi Colin

Thanks for the reply

Whats the best approach to get ppp up and running then?

Thanks for your help


On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 01:25:20 +0100, Colin Watson <cjwatson at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 09:03:40AM +1000, Justin Kelly wrote:
> > On PPC version I would like to see wvdial included
> This is a general issue, rather than powerpc-specific. I did bring it up
> a while ago for exactly the same reason you did, but there are a few
> scary things in the wvdial package that we'd need to fix and some people
> wanted to change the GNOME networking widget instead. I'm not sure what
> the resolution there was.
> > Is PPP compiled in the PPC kernel by default? im no guru but i ran
> > lsmod and couldnt see PPP or anyhting like this.
> PPP is available as modules.
> > One more question: for PPC, is it the benh kernel or the stock standard kernel?
> For 2.6, these are in fact the same thing. Linus got a powerpc system
> and magically all the powerpc kernel patches got merged in. :-) Ben
> works in the main tree nowadays.
> Cheers,
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