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hi everybody, I have a modem with an Intel 536ep chipset (winmodem), and I got the driver. However, I stucked while installing it on Mandrake 9.1. I'm following the instructions, but when I "make install" it returns "Could not remove /dev/536ep: operation not permitted". Even if I try to remove /dev/536ep manually, I'll get the same error message. Anyone have any idea?I really don't have a clue what the problem is!
Are you performing the install as root?
It sounds a little strange to me that the thing's trying to remove a device. If you are root then the kernel's probably pulling rank and not letting you screw the system.
Are there no install instructions?
hi Proud, thanks for the reply. I'm really a newbie and in short, the problem is that I got the driver from the intel site, and the instructions are very simple:
1. log as a root
2. tar -zxvf [name].tgz
3. cd into dir created
4. make clean
5. make 536ep
6. make install
But at this point, I'll get the "rm /dev/536ep : operation not permitted" error message
you are lucky to get that far wmktin! i am also trying to install a modem, have the driver etc, but am at a loss as to how to get mandrake 9 to recognize driver, device etc. i just installed mandrake (my first go!) and i also find i do not have printer, cd, cd burner or dvd player recognized either!! most instructions i have seem to miss a few steps: what commands should a newbie use, etc. i thought devices would just install with the main installation. have i done that wrong maybe and need to reinstall?? or is there a device procedure i need to know??
hi, sable. I can't help you coz mandrake recognized all my devices, but the modem, of course. Are you sure the devices have linux/mandrake drivers? I recommend you to post a thread with detailed info about devices and specific problems. Someone with better skills would help you. Cheers
sable, your problem may be with a bad bios option not allowing Mandrake to determine your devices, something like Plug and Play being enabled, but I really dont know. Try checking the manufacturer;s sites for info. Mandrake9 has always sucessfully detected my cd drive, burner, Microsoft joystick and Xerox printer.
wmktin, seeing as you are root, I suspect the kernel and/or maybe badly set permissions are not allowing you to rm /dev/536ep. Have you tried hunting for an .rpm version of the driver? Or seached for other sites with reports about the driver not installing?
Also try ./configure --help to see if there are any options you could set to ease the install.
If that displays too much text for one screen, pipe the output to less, with the command ./configure --help|less where | is the vertical line character, normally Shift+key above left windows key, or backslash key.
Hi, wmktm. I have the same modem running on the same OS - and on Slackware 9.0 for that matter - and I had the same error message when I installed it in Mandrake.
Here's the thing, though - it works fine, in fact I'm posting from Mandrake using it now. Try it anyway, you may be pleasantly surprised!
One minor glitch - it doesn't always respond the first time when starting kppp. However, if I close kppp and then restart it, the modem fires up okay, and will be fine for the rest of the session.
hi Lim45, I'm relieved that it is possible; can you explain step by step what you did? Coz I'm really a newby. I started kppp, set up the connection, and tried to connect; but crashed! What I'm doing wrong? Cheers.
Very odd.......I installed it in exactly the same way as yourself - the only thing that springs to mind is that it may have been a different driver. I've just had a quick look at the Intel driver download site, and I see that they now have one specifically for Mandrake, which isn't the one I used. As far as I can see - and Intel, bless 'em , have changed the page layout and file names since I downloaded it -mine is no.7 on the list, the plain vanilla 536EP-460.tgz.
I can only suggest that you download it and give it a go. As for kppp, the modem is set up under /dev/modem, connection speed 115200 (I should be so lucky!), I have Mozilla set to launch on connect.....All bog-standard stuff. Can't see any reason why it should'nt work for you. Mind you, I'm pretty much a noob, too!
Thanks, Proud. Unfortunately, I'm only too painfully aware of the difference in the actual speed - I count myself lucky to connect at more than 28800 due to the God-awful Victorian wet-string telephone lines around here....
(And don't ask me to contact BT. My blood pressure's high enough as it is!)
I remember when I tried to move the line which ran to my parent's bedroom into mine. The cable was so weak we brought new stuff. When we followed it about under a doorway we got the wrong one and cut the house phone instead. Ended up rewiring both phone lines and always get 48000 with BTInternet Anytime (previously used to get 43335 or something sometimes)
I just bought the same modem hoping it would have more support than the previous, but installed it finding exactly the same problem as you. I'm aware that there are now man9.1 specific drivers out, but they didn't work for me . Did you fix your problem? if so how?
I had the same problem with the installation of the driver: when "make install" appeared "rm /dev/536ep : operation not permitted." I solved this by:
- changing the permissions of the file
- changing the security level of the system (in: Mandrake Control Center - Security - DrakSec - Basic - Standard)
When I restarted the machine I was able to rm the 536ep file.
And here I got stuck. I don't know how to continue. When I try to configure my network connection in MCC the Wizard detects no modem. The same thing happens in LinConf. Anyone have any idea? Thx
Try installing Kppp off the cd, and use it as a normal dialer. Just have your ISP details ready and try using the log and debug options first. Post if you have any problems. Try CHAP if PAP doesnt work in it btw.