[techtalk] PPPoE troubles

Andrew Plumb andrew at plumb.org
Fri Jan 28 13:56:16 EST 2000

On Thu, 27 Jan 2000, Darren Osadchuk wrote:
>   ln -s ../init.d/pppd S55pppd
> (This is on a Red Hat 6.1 system; I've done the same thing for the other
> run levels). When I boot the system, I get the following error message:
> /etc/rc.d/rc: /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S55pppd: No such file or directory

Hi Darren,

First thing to check is the link.

ls -al /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S55pppd

Does it actually point to the file?  I made this sort of mistake a couple
of days ago; I must have typed a space instead of slash, so I was pointing
to ../init.d instead of ../init.d/pcmcia
I couldn't figure out why my laptop's ethernet card wasn't starting up.

Second thing to check is chmod bits.  Does the script (../init.d/pppd)
have it's executable bits set? If not, that could be the problem:

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/init.d/pppd

Other than that, perhaps there's a path in the pppd script itself that
needs to be changed, specific to your system.?.



Andrew Plumb, VE3SLG
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