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Old 08-15-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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what is the "/path/to/linux"?


I'm trying to install a PCI modem. It's not going to well. I keep getting errors. In the Makefile I am supposed to modify my "path/to/linux" to the right directory... I'm not sure what that means. It also tells me that my kernel must be fully configured... I am also not sure what that means...
 
Old 08-15-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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Hi, what type and model of modem, what distro, and any other info would help. Try lspci on the command line and see if it even knows it already has a modem.
 
Old 08-15-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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The modem is a smartlink, the distro is Fedora, 2.6.11-11 is the kernel. When I use the lspci command I get a modem that was previously installed. I changed to this new modem because it supports Linux.

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Old 08-16-2005, 12:34 AM   #4
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are you trying to compile the smart-link drivers? They do work under Linux.

the /path/to/linux is normally /usr/src/linux but might be different, depending on what kernel you are using. Your kernel should be configured enough, as all you are basically doing is adding some modules to it.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 01:30 AM   #5
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I think that your drivers are looking for your kernel source. The kernel source doesn't install with Fedora Core 4 (maybe not 3 either, not sure), so you need to install it yourself, and then point your makefile to the install directory. Here is a site with a little guide to installing the source...

http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...html#kernelsrc

Never tried this, so I hope it works. If not, I'm sure that you can manually download it from the fedora project's site (remember that the source must match your current running kernel). Banzai!
 
Old 08-16-2005, 11:31 PM   #6
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That should work fine.

If you are feeling adventerous, you can dl a vanilla kernel from kernel.org (one without any mods or extras), and compile one yourself.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 07:20 PM   #7
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I will try that... Thanks
 
Old 08-17-2005, 08:33 PM   #8
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In Fedora Core 4, you can install the sources like this:
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yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)
and it will put the sources in /usr/src/kernels/kernel-<whatever>

For FC3 or something follow the previous suggestion.
 
  


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