LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-25-2006, 12:32 AM   #1
kuwaitikid
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Kuwait
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
ADSL Modem Driver doesnt work


I am trying to install the driver for my new DSL Modem following the manufacturaturer's instructions but when do this I get the following warning message about my Linux Kernel and dont understand what it means.

"GCC version 2 compiler, while the kernel you are running is compiled with a gcc version 3 compiler this is known not to work"

The Linux Driver I am using is one provided by the ISP. I cannot find any Driver for a UGA-101 ADSL Modem on the Internet

a. So does this mean I have to use a different or upgraded kernel?
b. Does tthis mean the Compiler I have is not backwards compatible?

Any help I can get to fix this problem is much appreciated.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 04:08 PM   #2
visaris
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 190

Rep: Reputation: 30
The kernel you have isn't really the problem. The main issue is that your ISP compiled the driver using an ancient version of GCC. The current gcc version is 4.x, and your ISP used 2.x... They need to get with the times... Your options?

Try to recompile your kernel using an older 2.x version of gcc. This may make your kernel a little larger and slower, but it should work, and may enable you to use the driver from your ISP.

The second option would be to download the latest version of ndiswrapper, and download the windows ndis drivers for the device. It may be possible to make your modem work using windows drivers under linux. It may be worth a try.

Good luck!!
 
Old 02-26-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
peter_89
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2; Slackware Linux 10.2
Posts: 215

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeah, I'd try the Ndiswrapper plan first though.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
X doesnt work with NVIDIA driver??? justinchristensen Slackware 4 12-18-2005 08:27 PM
usb modem doesnt work lumbrjackedpcj Linux - Networking 0 08-29-2004 10:40 PM
usb modem doesnt work lumbrjackedpcj Linux - Hardware 0 08-29-2004 01:53 PM
adsl-start doesnt work Ops Slackware 3 08-16-2004 08:22 AM
already install modem driver but still doesnt work!!! h_tony11 Linux - Hardware 3 01-21-2003 02:11 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration