LFS 5.1 and kernel module support

Ivan ivan999 at remove34this.iprimus.com.au
Tue Sep 14 06:57:14 PDT 2004

Hi again,

I finally got everything sorted (nothing helps more than 'make install' !) 
and I now have a bootable LFS system.

As is intended it is totally useless which I happen to think is absolutely 
wonderful - I added a user by hand and played around in the all the 
directories trying to run programmes and delete files and stuff and nothing 
happened! Ain't it great when you have a secure system?

However, I want to progress and I think BLFS is the way to go. I compiled 
ppp into my kernel as a module, installed the ppp, wvdial and lynx packages 
as described in BLFS 5.1 but no ppp connection - I keep getting error 4 
when I execute wvdial.

Now, I *know* that loadable modules were enabled, that ppp, bsd compression 
and whatever that other possibly useful ppp module is were all selected as 

I've obviously missed something and I'm not sure where to look or what to 
ask for. Since I haven't actually got as far as the good stuff in BLFS I 
imagine this is the right place to ask for help.

I checked the LDP documents but they are all concerned with kerneld 
configuration while my LFS 5.1 kernel relies on kmod. The kmod documention 
(..../Documentation/kmod.txt) doesn't describe at all how to set up my 
system so that the kernel actually knows where to find and how to load 

Ummmm ... help ? please ? somebody!

Thanks very much.


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