I just upgraded to kernel 26mm and now my ppp connection dies. I've changed to udev, use mod_autoload="yes" in rc.conf, using hwdetect, use grub, adjusted fstab. In essence I've taken every precaution to avoid a problem. The modem dials, but dies, giving me exit error=4,kernel doesn't support ppp. I admit to not using an initrd img file. Didn't have the ram to build it, couldn't find a mirror to download it. So now I guess I go back to the stock 2.6.10 kernel?