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Old 06-28-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Problems installing apps


Hi,
I'm encountering these problems while compiling apps.I get an error after i configure.It's usually:

checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

Is it a problem native to the package or am I missing something?This happened while I tried to install scribus,the pagemaker software.It also cropped up while installing other packages.

Also,I tried to install the drivers for my modem,but it displayed this error after i tried to start the setup:

[root@localhost pctel-0.9.7-9]# ./setup
checking for running kernel version...2.4.22
checking for ptserial...ptserial-2.4.7.c
checking for gcc...3.3.2
searching for kernel includes...** error
could not find any kernel sources in /usr/src
you have either not installed your kernel sources
or your kernel sources are installed in another place then
/usr/src/
please enter your correct kernel source tree, e.g. /usr/src/linux: /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel
** error
could not find a version.h file at these kernel sources
please read the FAQ about installation requirements
** compilation error

Can someone tell me where the kernel sources are installed?I run fedora core 1.

Thirdly,I tried to install another modem driver and it got installed fine.After configuring the Internet Connections Wiz,it asked me to activate the modem device.It started the activation,but even after really long time (bout 2 hrs) it hadn't completed the process.What's the problem?

I'll be really grateful if anyone could solve my problem.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:24 AM   #2
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checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!
You need to install the x11 devel packages, you can find these on the install cd's

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could not find any kernel sources in /usr/src
you have either not installed your kernel sources
or your kernel sources are installed in another place then
/usr/src/
You have to install the kernel headers, they're also on the install cd's but you have to select them to be installed, theyr'e not by default.

Sorry but I don't know the answer to your third question, perhaps if you included what type of modem you own and which driver you installed someone else could find something?
 
Old 06-28-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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Hi,thanx for the help.I have a PCtel HSP56 micromodem.It's an internal modem.I downloaded the driver from a site mentioned at linmodems.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 09:09 AM   #4
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You might have a look at this then

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Bugs in the pctel-0.9.6 and the 0.8.6 versions.

There is a serious bug in the drivers for the kernel 2.4x The modem often seems to stop working/hang while dialing out, and you get nothing but a beeeeeeeeee... sound from the modem speaker and later, the dialer gives a message No Carrier and disconnects.

This problem has no real workaround , but sometimes unloading and reloading of the modules work. For that the commands will be (assuming that you have the modules in /lib/modules/'your kernel version`/misc/ )

bash$ rmmod ptserial

bash$ rmmod pctel

bash$ insmod pctel

bash$ insmod ptserial



You must exit from your dialer before trying to unload the drivers, otherwise you will get a device or resource busy error.

When the problems become too acute, the only solution seems to be rebooting.

It has been also noticed that sometimes, this problem is ISP dependent, with the problem surfacing when using a particular ISP.
From
http://www.peacefulaction.org/sayamindu/pctel.html
 
Old 06-28-2004, 09:34 AM   #5
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Hi ice9,
My problem got solved.Thanks a ton.Really appreciate your spending time on my problem.
 
  


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