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Old 03-10-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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Winmodem driver found but....


Greetings all,
I have found an RPM packet that says it is for my Lucent/Agrere Winmodem but is for version 10 Mandrake and I have 9.2 - will it work on my computer?
If it will - how do I install it?
I have downloaded it via Windows XP as I can't (obviously!) do so through Linux......
 
Old 03-10-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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not sure about the compatibilty issue, you should probably research that, but, installing an rpm is not too bad.

rpm -ivh yourfilename.rpm

check out this link.

http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2

good luck.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 06:43 PM   #3
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if you cant get it going you can always pick up a USR modem on ebay for less than $10.... takes a lot of headaches out of the process...
 
Old 03-10-2004, 07:25 PM   #4
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you can download the source and compile it yourself from www.linmodems.org

That way it will be totally comatible with you system.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 09:15 PM   #5
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Jax8 - if I could do that-would I still be a Newbie?
The RPM package is at present sitting on my Workbench window in Linux
I don't even know how to shift it to it's driver directory!
...........So I'm brand new at this........and 80 years old!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 10:44 PM   #6
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I have the driver for this modem that was made for Mandrake 9.0. However, I used without a problem on Red Hat 8, Suse 8, and Slackware 8.1. I will email it to you if you want.
Noah
 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:58 AM   #7
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It certainly couldn't hurt to have it as another option!
Thanks for that ,it would be appreciated.....
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:14 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by jcap
...and 80 years old!
sheesh,

Good to se ya still learning though ya silly kiwi.


Anyway

Compiling from source is not as scary as it sounds. If you want to try it.

The file will look something like this.

ltmodem-driver-80.1.tar.gz

in a command prompt (the terminal where you type things)

type

tar -zxf ltmodem-driver-80.1.tar.gz

this will create a directory called something like ltmodem-80.1

go into this directory by typing

cd ltmodem-80.1

then type

./configure

then

./make

then

make install


done your drivers will be installed

-JAX8
 
Old 03-11-2004, 10:16 AM   #9
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Jcap, I need your email so I can send you the driver.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 06:11 AM   #10
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jcap@quicksilver.net.nz
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:21 AM   #11
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I sent it the Driver via email. If anybody else needs it, contact me at njbrain@softhome.net
Noah
 
Old 03-12-2004, 11:38 PM   #12
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Thanks Noah,
Got your driver,now I will try to puzzle out the next step..
 
Old 03-13-2004, 09:16 AM   #13
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I would recomend installing the driver from the command line, In case there are some extra instructions tucked away. So log in as root and switch to the proper directory. Now type 'rpm -i (name of package).
Noah
 
Old 03-14-2004, 07:21 PM   #14
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well,friends-
I have installed it,Scanmodem said it was the right one,except that it was a i586 instead of a i686 (i586 was the closest replacement),it ate it happily and offered no complaints but now there are still no modem envelopes showing under /devs and the modem is still unrecognised by the Control Panel !! frustrating,isn't it........
 
  


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