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[ale] make config ?
- Subject: [ale] make config ?
- From: kachline at medept17.coon.gatech.edu (Mike Kachline)
- Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:16:54 -0500
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>no prob, and I know it has PPP support built in. But I didn't know what
>version of PPP. So I downloaded PPP 2.3.5 and attempted the 'make kernel'
>At this point I can no longer compile linux kernel. Am I doing something
>that is not necessary (ie. Is most current, stable, ppp already in linux
Unless you've got a really old kernel (which you don't), or just want to
be on the absolute most cutting edge of drivers,my suggestion would be to use
the PPP support which is in the kernel. Basically, the only cases where I've
ever needed to patch the kernel with "external" drivers was in cases like Ftape
where the kernel's version didn't do what I needed, and the newer versions were
pretty much "works in progress" of a re-write of the kernel version.
Thus, as a basic rule of thumb, always try the drivers in the kernel
first. If problems persist (and it's because of the kernel drivers), then use
external modules or such.
Michael Kachline CS, Georgia Institute of Technlology
kachline at cc.gatech.edu
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