Re: mppe Fedora Core 1 mppe not supported
From: stephen (stephen_at_aloss.net)
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 15:37:29 GMT
On Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:10:39 -0500, Clifford Kite wrote:
> stephen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Ok this morning I booted up again, did modprobe mppe and received a
>> warning about 'taint the kernel', but I have read to ignore that so I ran
>> pptpconfig and easily got a connection to my employers vpn.
> If the kernel supports MPPE then it isn't a standard kernel. That is,
> it's modified, presumably by whomever distributes "Fedora Core 1."
> A "modprobe -c" here, from module-init-tools version 3.0 (modprobe -V),
> shows ppp_mppe is the module for a kernel that knows it by the name
> ppp-compress-18, but I can find no MPPE configuration implemented in
> the standard 2.4.26 (or even 2.6.7) kernel source.
>> After work today I booted up again - I'm working on a laptop so I don't
>> leave it running all the time - and modprobe can not find mppe or
> That certainly is bad behavior on the part of something, but I don't
> know what.
>> Although rpm insists that kernel-mppe-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl is installed,
>> whereis can not find mppe anywhere.
> Do "uname -r" to find the version of the running kernel. Whereis only
> searches for certain types of file in certain places. It's likely that
> it doesn't look for a kernel module. Try "locate mppe" .
>> What's going on? The machine was off all day.
> Beats me. But it sounds like you might be booting to different kernels.
>> This is very perplexing.
> Indeed. Only someone who has had a similar experience with Fedora is
> likely to *know* what causes the problem.
Poking around I saw it looked like mppe was in the kernel - not in
the modules! So on a hunch, I removed from modules.conf :
alias ppp-compress-18 mppe
This seems to have solved the problem. I don't need modprobe at all.
Perhaps the instructions are out of date for the mppe kernel version? Or
perhaps I'm just too dangerous to be poking around at this level.
>> Here is my modules.conf
>> alias eth0 8139too
>> alias usb-controller usb-uhci
>> alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
>> alias ppp-compress-18 mppe
>> post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L
>>>/dev/null 2>&1 || : pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f
>> /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
> I've never seen anything like the last 3 lines (or one wrapped) in
> modules.conf, which is not to say that they are not meaningful -
> according to "man modules.conf" there _is_ a "post-install module
> command ..." directive for modules.conf.
> It may help to know that all kernel modules should_ be in subdirectories
> of /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ . Also "lsmod" shows the inserted modules.