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Old 08-10-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
DaveyB
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recompiling kernel


I was advised that one of the way i couldget my modem to work was by recompiling the kernel. Anyideas how to do this? Im with NTLWORLD using a Ambit 35100 USB Cable Modem. Thanx

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im using my NTLWORLD USB modem rigt now with slackware 10. works fine, however i did recompile my kernel !
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:37 AM   #2
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hello again

like i said in the other post, you kernel is only one of the things that could be wrong.
before you re-compile, perform the tasks i asked of you...

like unplugging the modem, plugging it back in, then loking in 'dmesg' to see if linux noticed the bacle modem had gone, then come back.. if it did notice, the kernel is fine.

you seem to be quoting me...
what i meant when i said that, is that my slackware10 works with the same modem... However, having never used the origonal kernel, im not sure if it supports it... however, it might.

it may be a simple configureation error.

when you installed slack, did you choose to confiure the network ? if not, you will need to do it by hand now... which is eeeasy !

getting you modem to work is reeealy easy... but there are 2 possible problems, before i am sure of which if the problem (configureation or kernel) im not going to waste time and confuse you by typing out both solutions.
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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Ok, thing is i am gonna format soon and install Slackware 10 once i format i wont be able to get back on the inernet unless i am at work. Thats not a problem i can see what you mean. Thanx for your help DaveyB
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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lol... i cant find what i origonally said... but to re-cap...

boot slack with modem un-plugged.
then plug the modem in and run dmesg in a command line.
what does it say ? hopefully somthing about eth0 or eth1 registered to usb net or somthing.

dmesg is a command that shows you basic kernel output.

if dmesg shows nothing, then as root in a command line run "modprobe usbnet"
now look at dmesg again ? did modprobe complete without errors ? does dmesg say anything about your medem now ?

ohh, also, you still have not said what kernel you are using ?
hopefully 2.6 (uname -r will tell you)
 
  


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