Kernel page, once again

Alexander E. Patrakov see at the.sig
Wed Jun 16 08:10:36 PDT 2004

Ian Molton wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 06:06:58 -0700
> "Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at> wrote:
>>saying "I use a modular kernel and it works" is not enough.
> The same issues always existed with modular kernels - some stuff just
> never did happen automatically, even on 2.2 / 2.4
> I fail to see the problem.

Everyone, please answer the mail below (preferrably without looking at 
each other). I want to compare the replies:

------ Forwarded Message ------
From: A Dumb User <dumb.user at>
Subject: Help please!

I have successfully built LFS 5.0, thanks for this wonderful work. 
Everything worked fine, including printing (I have a HP LaserJet 1200 
connected via the parallel port) and dialup connection. Then I upgraded 
my kernel to 2.6.3, and was really impressed by the fact that now I 
don't have to build DRI separately.

I also wanted to try out the new NPTL threading library and my friend 
pointed me to LFS CVS HEAD. I built it without errors, and I was able to 
continue with BLFS, but neither printing nor dialup works :(. The 
/dev/lp0 and /dev/ppp nodes are not present at all. The kernel 
configuration is the same working one as I used when upgrading LFS-5.0 
to linux-2.6.3. The relevant entries from modprobe.conf file (identical 
for both systems) written according to HOWTOs from are pasted 

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias char-major-4 serial
alias char-major-6 lp
alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate

How do I fix this problem?

Alexander E. Patrakov
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