PPC, PPP, Gnome Networking and wvdial

Justin Kelly linuxppc at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 23:18:49 UTC 2004

HI Colin

Thanks again for the reply

I installed wvdial and ran pppconfig as suggested, but came up against
the following 'brick wall', wvdial complains that the kernel doesn't
support PPP or cant be loaded, refer log below.

Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated



justin at ubuntu ~ $ sudo wvdial
--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54.0
--> Hmm... a prompt.  Sending "ppp".
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--> PPP negotiation detected.
--> Starting pppd at Mon Sep 20 20:29:00 2004
--> pid of pppd: 5384
--> Disconnecting at Mon Sep 20 20:29:01 2004
--> The PPP daemon has died: No ppp module error (exit code = 4)
--> man pppd explains pppd error codes in more detail.
--> I guess that's it for now, exiting
--> The PPP daemon has died. (exit code = 4)

man pppd(error code = 4)
       The exit status of pppd is  set  to  indicate  whether  any  error  was
       detected, or the reason for the link being terminated.  The values used

       4      The kernel does not support PPP, for  example,  the  PPP  kernel
              driver is not included or cannot be loaded.

>>On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 11:14:58AM +1000, Justin Kelly wrote:
>> Whats the best approach to get ppp up and running then?

>Although I haven't tested this, for now I'd either:

> (1) install wvdial and use the GNOME networking widget
> (2) run pppconfig

>Hopefully we'll have something more coherent soon.

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