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Old 02-19-2002, 10:15 AM   #1
OxyBoy
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need help wit a ConexantSoftK56 winmodem!!


Ive got this Conexant SoftK56 PCI winmodem and after scouring the net for hours ...i dloaded drivers from http://www.mbsi.ca/hsflinux/

i proceede wit the installation by installing the rpms..
typed hsfconfig
it asked me where my soucre header files are..
i gave the correct location..
it however then failed and generated a log file in my temp which goes like -

##########################################

rm -f *.o
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/lib/hsf/modules/osspec'
rm -f *.o
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/lib/hsf/modules/osspec'
make -C osspec all
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/lib/hsf/modules/osspec'
* Compiling osmemory.c
In file included from osmemory.c:1:
/usr/include/linux/modversions.h:1:2: #error Modules should never use kernel-headers system headers,
/usr/include/linux/modversions.h:2:2: #error but headers from an appropriate kernel-source
make[1]: *** [osmemory.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/lib/hsf/modules/osspec'
make: *** [osspec] Error 2

##########################################

i read up a post bout installing the same modem using mbsi's drivers which hinted that i must recompile my kernel source header files...

being a total newbie i have the faintest idea how to do the same
i tried an #rpm -i kernel-headers*.rpm
(after mnt cdrom..)
but i got a message sayin rpms are already installed...

could any1 plz help me out in installin these drivers,recompiling the kernel ?
My Linux distrib is Mandrake Linux 8.1
P!!! 866 Mhz.
 
Old 02-19-2002, 01:46 PM   #2
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Hi,
For me the message you get means that it needs kernel source. So not only kernel-headers, but also kernel-source. So maybe install the package kernel-source and look if it works.

Mara
 
Old 02-20-2002, 01:08 AM   #3
isajera
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i don't think you need to recompile your kernel - check in the /usr/include directory... there should be a directory there called "linux" - run an "ls -l linux" and it should get shown to be a soft link to /usr/src/linux/include/linux

if it's not, then create the link using

ln -s /usr/src/linux/include/linux /usr/include/linux

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