Re: Could someone translate this?

From: SL (
Date: 09/17/03

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 02:50:22 GMT

"Andreas Tretow" <> wrote in message
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 02:57:20 +0000, SL wrote:
> >
> > "Vwakes" <> wrote in message
> > news:Pine.LNX.4.55.0309151414260.2703@xnqnccn.cvarzna...
> >> On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 SL wrote:
> >> >
> >> >Sep 14 20:25:25 localhost pppd[4515]: Using interface ppp0
> >> >Sep 14 20:25:25 localhost pppd[4515]: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS0
> >> >Sep 14 20:25:38 localhost pppd[4515]: Remote message: ^@
> >> >Sep 14 20:25:38 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
> >> >ppp-compress-21
> >> >Sep 14 20:25:38 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module
> >> >ppp-compress-21
> >>
> > Thanks V. I've done quite a bit of research and found that people have
> > alias ppp-compresss-1 off
> > alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
> > alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
> > alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
> >
> > In conf.modules, but I can't find this file. Other articles say to put
> > these lines into /etc/modules.conf,
> > but that does nothing. Another said to put them in /etc/modules.conf
> > run "modules-update",
> > whatever that means. Haven't tried that yet because that command
> > work anywhere I've tried.
> A couple of things:

> Could you please provide a couple of details, like e.g.:
> - your RH version 'cat /etc/redhat-release'
> - kernel version (default or customized?) 'uname -a'
2.4.20.-6 not altered since install
> - pppd version, modutils version if modified since original install
Not modified
> - your firewall settings and how you disabled your firewall (what is the
> output of 'iptables-save' before and after you disbabled it?)
Tried disabled, same result.
> - your hardware configuration, especially your external modem 'lspci -vvv'
I saw nothing about my modem. Remember, RH didn't recognize it. Here is
some of it:

00:04.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation nForce2 Ethernet Controller
(rev a1)

            Subsystem: ABIT Computer Corp.: Unknown device 1c01

            Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-

            Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-

            Latency: 0 (250ns min, 5000ns max)

            Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11

            Region 0: Memory at ee001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

            Region 1: I/O ports at d400 [size=8]

            Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

                        Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA

                        Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 006c (rev a3)
(prog-if 00 [Normal decode])

            Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop-
ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-

            Status: Cap- 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort-
<TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-

            Latency: 0

            Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=32

            I/O behind bridge: 0000f000-00000fff

            Memory behind bridge: fff00000-000fffff

            Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fff00000-000fffff

            BridgeCtl: Parity- SERR+ NoISA- VGA- MAbort- >Reset- FastB2B-

> - your ISP's recommended modem configuration for other OSs

This modem works under W2000 and is configured identically under Linux. It
is advertised to work with Linux and is supposed to install out of the box.
fact the Linux installation instructions included with the modem mention
nothing that has to be entered by the user.

> The program you are looking for is called module_upgrade and "changes
> obsolete modules.conf mappings to new, correct ones. It is for use when a
> module changes names. It reads the list from
> /usr/share/hwdata/upgradelist." (from 'man module_upgrade').

I tried running this, but it did nothing (at least didn't help matters). I
the message log and still got:
Sep 14 20:25:38 localhost modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module

> Having said that, I have been able to use external modems with RH without
> any hassle for a long time now, so don't despair yet. There might still be
> hope.

I still think the best idea is just to reinstall. Right now I've got some
time to play with Linux, but soon a course I'm taking ramps up and I'll
have to get rid of it if it won't run. This is the first course in a long
that I didn't have to use an MS OS for doing project work.

Any help would be appreciated. I'll give it a couple more days.

Thanks Andreas