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Old 01-12-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
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Question on internal modems and new kernels...


My internal modem (D-Link 56k) didn't work after I installed the same driver on my newly-upgraded kernel (2.4.20-24.7), but it worked on my older kernel (2.4.18-3). What could possibly be wrong? Is this a kernel issue?

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Old 01-12-2004, 02:21 AM   #2
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most likely you'll have to re-compile your d-link source against the new kernel source and reinstall the newly compiled driver . so yes, i guess it's a kernel issue.

or you can see if there's a precompiled binary of the driver available that was compiled against your kernel and you can install that instead.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 03:54 AM   #3
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i think I got confused with what you've said...could you tell me the exact steps on what to do?

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Old 01-13-2004, 02:04 AM   #4
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what's the model of your d-link modem?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 02:32 AM   #5
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DFM-562IS internal 56k software/data/fax/voice modem card.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 02:37 AM   #6
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i didn't see anything on google about your model. do you have the source code for the dlink driver? i mean how did you install the driver for the old kernel?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:21 AM   #7
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The driver's a tar file that I've downloaded from a certain website (I already forgot the site). On the installation process, the program prompted me to point the C header files of the kernel (the kernel source), and recompiled the kernel. After that, the modem's up and running. I just don't know why it doesn't work on the new kernel. I already miss having the advantages of using an open source OS while surfing the net (you don't have to worry about viruses or trojans infecting your system).

About the source code for the driver, I don't have that one. Just only the drivers.

I think I have to buy an external one, to avoid the hassles brought by winmodems...

Last edited by flipboi; 01-13-2004 at 07:31 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 12:21 AM   #8
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well, i don't know if the source code in the tarball or not. according to what you posted, i guess not. maybe try out: http://www.linmodems.org/

but i don't think you could go wrong with a hardware modem either.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:00 AM   #9
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I forgot to include this error message prior to my post...these did not appear when I first installed the drivers on my old kernel. Now, they are.

[root@bentong hsflinmodem-4.06.06.03]# depmod -a
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-24.7/misc/hsfosspec.o
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-24.7/misc/hsfserial.o
[root@bentong hsflinmodem-4.06.06.03]#

What shall I do with these unresolved symbols? I have no idea what unresolved symbols are. Are they like dependencies?

I hope that will further simplify my problem.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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