> To check if mod_perl is loading at all, you could put some warns in your
> module that you load with PerlModule, or PerlRequire a startup.pl that
> logs something.

i think i found the problem, its something specific to the linux
distro i'm using (gentoo) thats preventing mod_perl from ever loading.
i've yet to find the solution, but since its distro-specific, i'll
ask on the gentoo forums.

thanks so much for the help!