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pppoe problem

Posted on 2004-08-28
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hello all,

I am using redhat 9.1 linux system.
Command "pppd -version" gives the error
"pppd: /etc/ppp/plugins/rp-pppoe.so:undefined symbol:generic_establish_ppp"
"pppd: couldn't load plugin /etc/ppp/plugins/rp-pppoe.so"

when  i say "locate ppp" i can see the ppp packages installed.

On the kernel end, i have enabled all the ppp options.

Can anybody help me debug this please.
waiting for your earliest reply
Shubodita
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make sure you have all of your settings correct. Username, the correct
ethernet cable plugged into the correct card and adsl-modem (or should
I say device?). Try recreating the connection, and if you haven't merged
the patch to (I believe it's /etc/init.d/network), then you'll want to
name the provider ppp0.

Could also be your firewall
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It sounds to me like you aren't running a stock RedHat kernel. Does the same error occur when you do boot a RedHat kernel?

What else on the system has been changed from what's distributed with RedHat or its errata?
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Make sure the rp-pppoe package is installed.

rpm -q -a |grep rp-pppoe

should return an entry.  If it doesnt you need to find (google rp-pppoe+rpm) and install the rpm package rp-pppoe-X.Y-Z (rpm -Uvh rp-pppoe-X.Y-Z.rpm)
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