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I'm trying to compile the pctel-0.9.6 driver for my rehat 8 installation. Following the installation instructions, i typed the
./configure --with-hal=cm8738 --with-kernel-includes=/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-14
it then displayed this error message
configure: error: modversions.h is missing - you should configure your kernel first
Problem is i don't have a clue what to what to do. I'll appreciate some help please.
I was wondering if I installed the correct packahe for the kernel-source. I bought the redhat 8 box set. From the 2nd installation cd I used the command :
rpm --install kernel-source-2.4.18-14.i386.rpm
Is the package installed by the above command the right one ?
when I tried the us up2date, it tried to connect to the internet which is not working yet.
I was able to find the missing file and proceeded. But I.m now stuck along the line.
I think the "make" command went well b'cos i checked the dir /home/napoleon/pctel-0.9.6/modules and i found the files pctel.o and ptserial.o with the right creation date.
When I type make install from the same path, i see series of entering ... then the message
Nothing to be done for "install-exec-am" . Is this a problem ?
anyway after that I su to root and from the dir
[root@localhost pctel-0.9.6]# i type insmod pctel the insmod ptserial. Both command result in the message
Yes i used su to change to root before typing the insmode pctel command. The two pctel.o and ptserial.o are in /lib/modules/"your-kernel-number"/misc/. I tried the modeprobe command with the same error mesage : command not found.