Kernel missing ppp support?

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sun Sep 26 20:18:45 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 08:11:20AM +1200, Bill Christiansen wrote:

> I compiled a driver for my lucent winmodem (ltmodem-2.6-alk4) and
> installed wvdial and gkdial. Wvdial can query my modem OK but when I try
> to dial with gkdial I get a message saying kernel missing ppp support, is
> this true?

gkdial probably isn't loading the ppp_generic module.  The configuration set
up by pppconfig does this for you.

> Also when I create a symbolic link from /dev/ttyLT0 to /dev/modem it seems
> to disappear when I restart.

Ubuntu uses udev, which dynamically creates devices in /dev when they are
discovered.  If you want this link to be permanent, you can configure that
in /etc/udev/links.conf.

 - mdz

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