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Old 04-29-2004, 04:52 AM   #1
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Question Please translate the following for a newbie....


I have downloaded a modem driver that I need here is the file name:

intel536-4.68-rh9-up.tgz

The Readme instructions are:

6 steps to install
1. login as ROOT
2. extract the archive into a directory with "tar -zxvf <archivename>.tgz"
3. cd into the directory it created.
4. Type: make clean
5. Type: make 536
6. Type: make install

What exactly does No2 of these instructions mean?? How do I do it?

Sorry for asking such an easy question but I have a lot to learn!!!
 
Old 04-29-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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What it means is that you should cd into the directory you saved the .tgz file and type in:
tar -zxvf intel536-4.68-rh9-up.tgz
when it has finished extracting, cd into the new directory created by the untarring and then continue from step 4.
 
Old 04-29-2004, 05:27 AM   #3
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1. $ su
Password: <root's password>
2. # tar -xvzf intel536-4.68-rh9-up.tgz
3. # cd intel536-4.68 (or something like that, type intel and then hit TAB, it will give you the cohice or finish it up for you)
from here on you'll be installing the driver:
4. # make clean
5. # make 536
6. # make install

Have fun!
 
Old 04-29-2004, 05:54 AM   #4
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Thanks so much .... I'll give it a try.

:-)
 
Old 04-29-2004, 09:31 AM   #5
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Here is a great install help site for us newbs

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/lnag_...how_do_install

HTH,

mark
 
Old 04-29-2004, 01:13 PM   #6
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Well, it went pear shaped..... :-(
 
Old 04-29-2004, 01:17 PM   #7
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It wouldn't install right... It went right at first as you can see below, but then it wouldn't work right Any idea what this lot means?


[root@localhost root]# tar -zxvf intel536-4.68-rh9-up.tgz
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/softserial.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/softserial_io.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/softserial_ioctl.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/softserial.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/clmmain.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/coredrv.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/rts.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/task.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/uart.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/locks.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/makefile
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/536core.lib
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/hamdefs.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/hamcore.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/rts.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/uart.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/tasker.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/sys_ver.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/softcore.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/lock_lin.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/wwh_dflt.c
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv/wwh_dflt.h
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/makefile
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/Intel536_boot
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/Intel536_inst
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/readme.txt
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/license.txt
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/hamregistry
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/config_check
Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/Intel536.o


[root@localhost root]# cd Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make clean
cd coredrv; make clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv'
rm -f *.ko *.o *~ core
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv'
rm -f *.o
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make 536
Module precompile check
Current running kernel is: 2.4.20-8
/lib/modules... autoconf.h does not exist
please install kernel source
make: *** [check] Error 1
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make install
bash Intel536_inst
running kernel 2.4.20-8
installing hamregistry, used for persistant storage
installing Intel536 driver
install: cannot stat `Intel536.o': No such file or directory
redhat hamboot rc2.d and rc3.d scripts
starting module and utilities
error loading Intel536
done
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]#



To be honest I'm getting fed up with Linux. I SOOOOO want it to work and I spent days and days with my last modem (a conexant winmodem) and so I bought this new Intel one and still no luck!

ANy help greatfully recieved....
 
Old 04-29-2004, 01:50 PM   #8
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Quote:
Current running kernel is: 2.4.20-8
/lib/modules... autoconf.h does not exist
please install kernel source
make: *** [check] Error 1

To be honest I'm getting fed up with Linux.
looks like you should install the kernel source.

did you bother to read the documentation before you got fed up?

https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/
 
Old 04-30-2004, 08:36 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Genesee
looks like you should install the kernel source.

did you bother to read the documentation before you got fed up?

Oddly enough yes..... I thought the kernel source WAS installed. I've also read 'Linux for Dummies', countless threads on this forum and hundreds of pages from Google.....


I loaded up everthing from the CDs (I thought) but obviously I have much to learn...... hence the posting in the Newbies section!

Anyway, I did wonder about the Kernel message bit and went to the "Add/ remove Applications" and installed all the things that might be needed (and no doubt some that aren't!)

However, still no luck. I think the kernal source code is installed now and this time through I got a different error message:





[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make clean
cd coredrv; make clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv'
rm -f *.ko *.o *~ core
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv'
rm -f *.o
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make536
bash: make536: command not found
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make 536
Module precompile check
Current running kernel is: 2.4.20-8
/lib/modules... autoconf.h exists
diff: /boot/vmlinuz.autoconf.h: No such file or directory
autoconf.h matches running kernel
diff: /boot/vmlinuz.version.h: No such file or directory
version.h matches running kernel
cd coredrv; make \
"PSTN_DEF=-DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX" \
536core;
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv'
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/bui
ld/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o coredrv.o coredrv.c
coredrv.c:284: warning: `power_callback' defined but not used
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o clmmain.o clmmain.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o rts.o rts.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o task.o task.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o uart.o uart.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o wwh_dflt.o wwh_dflt.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o locks.o locks.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o softserial_io.o softserial_io.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o softserial_ioctl.o softserial_ioctl.c
cc -DTARGET_SELAH -DTARGET_LINUX -DLINUX -Wall -O -I /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/include -I ../inc -fno-common -DTARGET_SELAH -c -o softserial.o softserial.c
strip --strip-debug 536core.lib
ld -r coredrv.o clmmain.o rts.o task.o uart.o wwh_dflt.o locks.o softserial_io.o softserial_ioctl.o softserial.o 536core.lib -o Intel536.o
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP/coredrv'
cp coredrv/Intel536.o .
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]# make install
bash Intel536_inst
running kernel 2.4.20-8
installing hamregistry, used for persistant storage
installing Intel536 driver
redhat hamboot rc2.d and rc3.d scripts
starting module and utilities
done
[root@localhost Intel536-4.68-RH9-UP]#



That lot reads to me like something happened - it appears to have installed now, but still my modem doesn't work, and still my 'Hardware browser" doesn't see the modem.

As always, any help appreciated..... (PS I am trying my best!)
 
Old 04-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #10
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My best advice is to return that intel modem and spend $30 more for an external modem. Less CPU overhead, easier to configure, and more stable.
 
Old 04-30-2004, 12:32 PM   #11
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Hmmmm... no doubt very good advice, although I would rather sort out my present one (either of my present ones!).

I'm keen to learn Linux, and I must admit, all the hassle I've had has taught me loads.... I would like to have ONE positive result from all my hard work though before giving up and buying modem No 3!

If you have any idea what is wrong in the above listing I'm keen to try again!
 
Old 04-30-2004, 01:12 PM   #12
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Take comfort in this:

Open source means total system administration on the software and code level.
Linux only makes up about 5% of the current targeted operating systems for viruses.

The possibilites are endless.

The main problem with what is listed above has to do with a technology called "WinModems." Granted there is support for some of them in linux, but it operates much differently from a true modem. Hardware modems have their own built in com port. Software (win)modems use cpu resources to "make" a com port.

The hassle just isn't worth it. I would say my advise would fix your problem and you would have a more stable internet connection and less cpu overhead on your computer.
 
  


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