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Old 03-16-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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Trying to install a linuxant winmodem driver in SuSe 9.0


I downloaded a linuxant driver for my HSF winmodem and am trying to install the driver in SuSe 9.0 pro if i type rpm -i drivername.rpm it says its not there (even tho im in the correct directory) i have it saved toa vfat partition if this matters by the way. When i try to install it using YaST2 it appears to work but then says it fails. Showing details gives me this:

ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed)
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Trying to automatically build the driver modules...
(this requires a C compiler and proper kernel sources to be installed)

ERROR: /lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default/build points to a missing directory

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 40 Mar 15 14:14 /lib/modules/2.4.21-99-default/build -> /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-99-include/default

Please ensure that the kernel-headers or kernel-source package is installed.
error: %post(hsfmodem-6.03.00lnxt04031300full-1) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

I have no clue...at first i thought i had to be root...but i get the same error as root.

also i JUST read something about SuSe and ltmodem drivers? what are they and is it what i need???
 
Old 03-17-2004, 06:46 AM   #2
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The error message shows that you don't have your kernel sources installed - go to YAST and install them. Then try rerunning the install.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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I have just installed the Linuxant HSF driver for my Sony Vaio Laptop PCG-F808K. It took me ages to get the blasted thing to work, and now, when it is finally installed, SuSe 9.0 CRASHES almost every time I dial up, normally after say a few minutes of being online.
Very wierd, a very annoying, especially since you are charged for the driver itself.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:41 PM   #4
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Yes I had that problem with the freezing after dialing too...According to linuxants website you have to disable ACPI or upgrade to kernel 2.6

I chose disabling ACPI by typing acpi=off in the boot command line area of my bootloader....it seems to bee working i've been on for 20 minutes.
 
  


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