is a thread in the prolink forum.
There should be some form of instructions on the CD.
The problem with pre-compiled binaries is that they are compiled against a specific kernel. Meaning that the module "GUModem.ko" was probably compiled against the original kernel installed off the CD's/DVD. Once you apply updates to Fedora, it will more than likely upgrade the kernel to the last version before Fedora Core 3 was put to the grave, and that module won't work no more. I'll offer two suggestions, when you type uname -r
in a terminal, bash will tell you which kernel you have installed, wherever you see "uname -r" below refers to the version of the kernel that is installed based on what bash told you is installed:
Check in /lib/modules/uname -r/ for a folder/directory named "extra", chances are there is none. You can make the directory and put that module "GUModem.ko" in it and tell the system to load it upon re-boot so you can use the modem, the module is a driver. To make the directory, issue this command as root in a terminal, (replace uname -r with what is appropriate):
mkdir /lib/modules/uname -r/extra
To put the module in it, mount the CD and navigate to the directory that contains the module via command line in a terminal and issue this command:
cp GUModem.ko /lib/modules/uname -r/extra
To tell the system to load it into the kernel upon every re-boot issue this command:
: You may also need to add a line in /etc/modprobe/preload if the file exists as such:
Also, check after a re-boot if the module's name is all lower case without those upper case letters, if it is, it will also need to be all lower case in that file.
Now, as to how to set up the modem, you'll have to Google that one as I only do dial up with wvdial which may already be installed.
Download a more modern Linux distribution and visit linmodems
and check out two worthy links called "archives" and "scanModem tool". The archives are past/ongoing cases involving all types of modems where linmodem maintainers are/have helped people get it together. The scanModem tool is a little script that will scan your system for modems and tell you if it is supported in Linux and give all kinds of useful information regarding links to source packages for compiling modules, links to the maintainers for their assistance if need be, etc.. Make sure the modem is connected when running the script.
You may even want to run the script in the Fedora Core 3 installation first to see if it's supported first before downloading a more modern distribution. Keep in mind, you may not be able to install a em64 or amd64 distribution (64bit) as there probably is only 32bit support for that modem if it is supported, which would be a "i386, i586, i686" architecture.