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Old 02-27-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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536ep Intel modem


I am trying to install a Intel winmodem, I try to:
[root@localhost intel-536ep-451-R73]# make 536ep
module precompile check
current running kernel is: 2.4.18-14
/lib/modules... autoconf.h does not exist
please install kernel source
make:***[check] error1

Any help would be appreciated Thank you Joe47
 
Old 02-28-2003, 12:32 AM   #2
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current running kernel is: 2.4.18-14
/lib/modules... autoconf.h does not exist
please install kernel source
make:***[check] error1


I suppose your running RH 8.0. I was running that also and had the same problem. Same chipset probably on the modem and I went round and round with it. The solution: purchase a hardware modem! I was able to get the modem recognized and it even dialed out but it would not connect no matter
what kind of init string I ran for it. I bought a 3com modem which cost me about $100 but I got it to work in Red Hat and SuSE. You will only drive yourself crazy from my experience, so break down and by a modem thats compatible with Linux 100 %.

 
Old 03-15-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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Software modems are designed to work within a Windows environment. Indeed a hardware modem is your best bet. I commonly purchase 3Com/U S Robotics external (Model 0525's are our favorite,) modems on eBay for around $10.00 to $20.00. The Star Logic external 56K V.92 modems are probably better for multi-boot systems and we generally buy these between $4.00 to $15.00.

Just conduct a search on eBay and remember to bid in the last few seconds.

(The summer is tough on eBay, good deals and opening bid purchases are more likely attained.)

Last edited by moderntechAZ; 07-10-2003 at 12:17 AM.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 09:55 PM   #4
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Zoom/Modem V.92 USB mini Model 3090

Moderntech AZ, you said you were able ot get this model to work, but I jsut can't seem to make it work. Could you please tell me how you got it to work on your box, it's very frustrating...
 
Old 04-21-2003, 11:05 PM   #5
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One of my techs got the updated Linux drivers at:
http://www.idir.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html
Zoom also maintains an on-line Linux support page at:
http://www.zoomtel.com/techsprt/linux.shtml
Note some good diagnostics and support are available at:
http://www.zoomtel.com/techsprt/download.shtml
Hope this helps!
 
Old 07-08-2003, 07:23 PM   #6
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how did you made the zoom 3090 to work???? the first of the three links don't work and in the other two i did't fount anything to make it work on linux!
 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:30 PM   #7
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Zoom 3090 Mini Modem Links

Link including 'SERIAL- HOW TO' (This document offers instructions for setting up {external serial} modems under Linux. ):

http://www.zoom.com/ts1/analog/linux.shtml

My techs tell me the first and now dead link for the Zoom drivers is the same as the good link below, (although I was not aware that it was a Beta file.):

www.zoom.com/techsprt/drivers/Beta3090xXP.exe

(Sorry, links don't remain active long now a days...)

Let me know if this helps! If these files do help you please post your results here so your experience might help others!
 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:35 PM   #8
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By the way is your Zoom 3090 a serial or USB hookup?
 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:50 PM   #9
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I tried the above Linux??? driver on a shop PC and got an install error (this is a beta support file for Windows XP I believe!)

In the process of getting my employee back on the phone...

Sorry for the inconvience!
 
Old 07-08-2003, 11:26 PM   #10
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Zoom 3090 Mini external modem

OK, here is what I have been informed. The Zoom USB 3090 is NOT a hardware modem, it is controllerless! (As apparently are almost all USB modems!) If you find an early Zoom mini external modem with the serial (RS232) hook up it IS a hardware modem and will work like a charm.

The USB Controlerless Zoom Mini Model 3090 MIGHT work I am told, with the work around provided by Linuxant (Linux Drivers for Conexant chipsets):

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/

(The guys think it might require both RIPTIDE and HCF drivers but they recommend using the identification link):

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/modemident.html

I was informed we no longer purchase Zoom 3090's or any USB External modems for the above mentioned reasons.

Sorry for the misinformation posted earlier, let us know if the Linuxant generic Linux drivers work for you!
 
Old 07-09-2003, 11:47 AM   #11
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i downloaded the hcfpci... files but that doesn't seem to work! i tried to found the hcfusbmodem files but the only one i found was for a mac i think!
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:10 AM   #12
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The guys have a Zoom mini modem on a used Pentium 450 Celeron which is currently running KNOPPIX, (We tend to use Knoppix Linux as initial boots as you can run it from the CD, perform diagnostics etc.)

I had the techs show me the instillation procedure, and sure enough it recognized the software modem and supplied a working Linux driver (make sure the modem is powered up at boot). Knoppix can be run from the CD or the Hard drive, however not one formatted for NTFS.

Usually we ONLY use OEM supported Linux software like Mandrake and now Lycoris, but apparently the version of Knoppix they are using is the most recent GPL, (Downloaded version.)

http://www.knoppix.org/

Generally speaking a software modem uses the host systems' CPU and this is designed to be managed by a Windows environment.

The bother you are going through will never pay the dividends a good modem will. Our P2 450 system with the installed software modem's benchmarks does not match the capabilities of most Intel P200 MMX with a USR 33.6 (hardware) modem and an Opera browser, that we produced 4 years ago. Granted a more modern CPU and mega memory will help but you are still banging your head against a wall trying to push mediocrity to just acceptable levels (Kinda' like Microsoft...)

I appreciate your dedication and we all like your troubleshooting efforts, but we feel your time could be much better spent. The
Linux customers we get seem to be a lot that appreciates performance not patch-work work-arounds and overtaxed system resources.

You might want to sell that modem and find a ringing deal on a 55.6 or 55.6 upgradeable USR hardware modem on eBay.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:22 AM   #13
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To get back to the original question..most people don't install the entire development source code and autoconf.h is one of the missing files in your compile.
Go to the Mandrake Control Center (I thought you were using mandrake) and go to the 'install packages' option.
You may search for the files, like autoconf.h, individually, and copy them to your disk.
Rerun the compile and check for error messages..
When all the missing file errors are gone, your modem driver should be good.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 12:16 AM   #14
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bisonbob - I have the same issue in RH9, only in my case autoconf.h DOES exist! Just not where the makefile was looking for it. I was able to edit the makefile to look for autoconf.h and version.h in the right place... now it wants to find vmlinuz.autoconf.h and vmlinuz.version.h, these definately do NOT exist on my system. There is a vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 but it is a binary. I wish I knew what these things were for!

According to Intel. the driver is for RH8 - so they /may/ be files wot don't exist any more. I'll be looking on the install disks anyway for anything that looks like "kernel-source.xx.rpm" but if there are any other thaughts.

(note: I have posted a complete description of the problem elsewhere and I'm looking for it.)
 
Old 10-31-2003, 05:20 PM   #15
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Simon :
There's another thread (33496) where guys are having similar problems. I did a quick search for intel 536ep RH linux drivers for but didn't find any. You might have dependencies that aren't being found. I'll write back if I find that driver site and peruse the driver build files.
 
  


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