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#826 OFFLINE   SonicDragon

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:18 PM

Haha, i was thinking that looked a little funny. I just tried something and found out that this command needs to be done as a normal user. All the others are done as root.kppp -v

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:58 PM

Welllll ... shucks ....  little late now ..  already  been there an back but here is  what I got more or less ..... I  culled the important stuff here ..kppp -v   ... bash: kppp: command not found ( probably would be different as user)pppd --version 2.4.2now from /opt/kde/bin/kppp  I get a configuration window .. so I set up the connection again and tried it  and in the consol window got a whole bunch of stuff but the most noticeable was this ....In Parent: pppd pid621couldn't find interface ppp0: no such device kernel supports ppp alrightpppd: this system lcks kernel support for ppp. this could be because the ppp kernel module could not be loaded, or because ppp was not included in the kernel configuration. if ppp was included as a module, try   /sbin/modprobe -v . If that fails, check that ppp.0 exists in /lib/modules/'uname -r'/net ....    now in that last command the   " ' " symbol was leaning to the left and I was not sure what it was .. unless it was the symbol that is shared with the ~ key , however, the results of the command are basically the same for both and stem from the errors for the ...   modprobe errors  there are no such file or directory  ... so that is the result of all that and it gives me the impression that those missing items are directly connected to the problem that is preventing a connection to the web. This might also have something to do with that  "segmentation error" that I mentioned earlier.... I will try to reload it one more time  tomorrow... if that fails ,  I just might have a bad disk ....
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Posted 21 August 2004 - 07:06 PM

Ok, humm... that's not good news.please post:/sbin/modprobe -vI'm going to go offline for a while. We are having some thunderstorms here and i want to unplug just to be on the safe side :thumbsup: We might have to pick this back up tomorrow.

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Posted 21 August 2004 - 07:16 PM

The results of that are   (as su)/sbin/modprobe -v  modprobe can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.4.22/modules/dep (no such file or directory) ...         an that is that ... I will reload again tomorrow and see if anything changes     ... done for today
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 10:49 AM

That is a very very strange error. I googled it and came up with this command:sudepmod -AStill, this is very strange. I can't figure out why you could be having this error, especially because the 2.4.22 kernel isn't even what slackware uses!

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 02:12 PM

Sonic ...............I just got done reloading Slack 10 (fifth time) and still have the same errors, the only difference is this time there was no segmentation error   message during the install. The modprobe error occurs 7 different times, twice in a row, then 4 times in a row, and then once by itself and they are in different places during the boot sequence but they are always in the same place with each different install......
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 02:29 PM

DaleMy question to you:  Is Slack worth the trouble you are having with it?  Some distros just plain do not like certain computers.  I have had my share of distros that just were not meant to be tamed.  There are so many great ones out there for any given computer, why waste your time reinstalling over and over again?Julia
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 02:43 PM

Dale, in slackware do:sudepmod -Aand then reboot and see if it fixes the modprobe errors. If that doesn't fix it, then i think teacher is right. Some computers just don't like certain distros. The only distro that runs correctly on mine is slackware. All the others just don't work with my system.

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 03:05 PM

Okay ..   before  I  go over to Slack and check out that command ..................  Slack 9.1 worked fine on the install on this very same machine. It was in need of the updates and getting the flakey  video display straightened out. BUT it was still Slack and in was installed, now I could totally understand that theory about distros that do not install if I had never had it on the machine in the first place, but it was on, no problem ... Slack 9.1. I am in the process of getting the seller to ship another set of disks, now if it still fails then I shall let Slack go by the way side, but I am not in the habit of  just  giving up.
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 03:09 PM

I suppose they could be bad disks. I'm actually thinking they are a little funny since they are pointing things to a kernel that slack doesn't use...But, maybe doing the updates would fix that... however, if you can't get online, you can't do the updates. :hmm:

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 03:23 PM

Sonic......Here is the result of that last command..depmod: can't open /lib/modules/2.4.22/modules.dep for writingI also have a question about the login .... this is the first time that I have ever come across this "darkstar" login ,, it usually just has my name there but now I have this strange darkstar ,,, any ideas what that is from ...????
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 04:11 PM

darkstar is the default name slackware gives your computer unless you tell it something else. I can't really think of anything else to try at the moment.I'm going to have a look though my /lib/modules/ and see if i can find any hints as to why yours isn't working.

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 04:16 PM

Sonic...You say that the 2.4.22  that is referenced is not used by Slackware, but at the very beginning of the install process..... where it is getting ready to install from the CD it has that very same kernel ????  referenced ... if that  is of any  info to you.
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 04:25 PM

What kernel did you choose during the install? The default bare.i?Slackware doesn't include a 2.4.22 kernel. It has the newer one, 2.4.26 -- it says so right on the front page of slackware's site. That is why i'm confused  :url: Out of curiosity... are you sure this is slack 10.0 final? It isn't like an RC is it?Can you douname -a please in slackware? That will tell us which kernel it's running.(if that gives a command not found error, or permission denied error, do the command as su)

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 04:53 PM

Sonic....Yes, I chose default all the way through.... at the very end of the boot sequence,, before you type your login (this was prior to changing the  init number) it also had listed the 2.4.22 ... now the command uname -a gives the same response as root or user and this is what I got: Linux darkstar 2.4.22 #6 Sep 2 17:43:01 PDT 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux .....and to the best of my knowledge it is the final version
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:30 PM

I'm willing to bet that there is either something wrong with those disks or that it's actually an RC instead of the final.when i do uname -a, it shows that i'm using the 2.4.26 kernel. Does anyone else have any thoughts/ideas?  :url:

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:34 PM

Sonic..... My view.... lets wait ..... I am trying to get them replaced now (if I still had the order number it would be easier), but one small problem in that theory is that I might get them replaced with the exact same version/issue  ..    have to wait and see ......
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:50 PM

Where did you get the current cd that you have now? I suppose you can ask if they ever released a slackware RC disk, or if they have had other people ever complain about their slackware disks. I'm not sure they'd tell you the truth anyway, but it never hurts to ask.Also, explain to them that your slackware cd has the wrong kernel on it. Tell them uname -a shows the 2.4.22 kernel, and that slackware 10.0 uses the 2.4.26 kernel, as it says on their site.

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:52 PM

Sonic....I ordered them from  ... Linuxcd.org .....  and I am fairly sure that they are going to send me a replacement .....  I have never seen an  RC or beta versions on their web site but then .. I did not really pay that much attention to it either ....
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 06:34 PM

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Posted 22 August 2004 - 07:01 PM

Sonic...I know ... isn't  it just terrible about all  them laws.......   :url:  :url:
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