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Old 12-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
JoeSmith
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Installing FTDI Driver


Trying to install
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

On platform Linux ( Kali ), it fails.
Any ideas why ?


Code:
root@Lx:/home/lx/Desktop/test# make
gcc -Wall -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -I/lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include -D__SMP__ -DSMP -DMODVERSIONS -include /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include/linux/modversions.h -I/usr/src/linux-3.7-trunk-686-pae/drivers/usb/serial/ -O   -c -o ftdi_sio.o ftdi_sio.c
cc1: fatal error: /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include/linux/modversions.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [ftdi_sio.o] Error 1
root@Lx:/home/lx/Desktop/test#
 
Old 12-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by JoeSmith View Post
Trying to install
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

On platform Linux ( Kali ), it fails.
Any ideas why ?


Code:
root@Lx:/home/lx/Desktop/test# make
gcc -Wall -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -I/lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include -D__SMP__ -DSMP -DMODVERSIONS -include /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include/linux/modversions.h -I/usr/src/linux-3.7-trunk-686-pae/drivers/usb/serial/ -O   -c -o ftdi_sio.o ftdi_sio.c
cc1: fatal error: /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include/linux/modversions.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [ftdi_sio.o] Error 1
root@Lx:/home/lx/Desktop/test#
I would guess you are lacking kernel headers on your system. Kali seems to be Debian-based, and since I don't know Debian so well I am not sure what package you need to install. Perhaps linux-headers or the Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework DKMS?

There might also be a mismatch between the 3.7-trunk-686-pae, where the missing file is supposed to be, and the correct kernel version. This is easy to check - find out if there is a directory or symbolic link named /lib/modules/<some kernel version>/build. If yes, compare <some kernel version> with 3.7-trunk-686-pae.
 
Old 12-03-2013, 01:04 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeSmith View Post
Trying to install
http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

On platform Linux ( Kali ), it fails.
Any ideas why ?


Code:
root@Lx:/home/lx/Desktop/test# make
gcc -Wall -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -I/lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include -D__SMP__ -DSMP -DMODVERSIONS -include /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include/linux/modversions.h -I/usr/src/linux-3.7-trunk-686-pae/drivers/usb/serial/ -O   -c -o ftdi_sio.o ftdi_sio.c
cc1: fatal error: /lib/modules/3.7-trunk-686-pae/build/include/linux/modversions.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [ftdi_sio.o] Error 1
root@Lx:/home/lx/Desktop/test#

From reading the installation guide at the above link:
FTDI has two types of drivers for all supported operating systems. These are the virtual COM port
driver (VCP) and the D2XX API driver. Since the FTDI VCP driver is built into the Linux kernel, this
document will focus on the installation of the D2XX driver.

Apparently, the ftdi_sio material is included in the kernel now, as the D2XX tar file only contains a prebuilt driver and some examples. Am I missing something very basic? The files ftdi_sio.c and ftdi_sio.h can both be found under drivers/usb/serial in the kernel source.

Coordially,
 
Old 12-03-2013, 03:17 AM   #4
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what is not working ?
this software is already built in to the 3+ kernel

and remember Kali is built by network and security experts . for use by network and security experts
the type of expert with the equivalent experience of a masters degree in CS and network security
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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@All could be cuz of kernel, but I'm having troubles installing the new version for new kernel.

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm

Dunno why can anybody try installing it on their PC ?
 
Old 12-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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@All could be cuz of kernel, but I'm having troubles installing the new version for new kernel.
please spell out your words
"cuz" dose not translate using google translate or bablfish

BECAUSE it is not spelled as "cuz"

What version of Kali is this ?
The current is Kali 1.0.5 .
What architecture is it ?
x86_64,i686, arm

and what hardware are you trying to use ?
if we do not have the hardware you are trying to use WE CAN NOT see if it works

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