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Old 04-19-2005, 01:58 AM   #1
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modem driver installation gives the error modversions.h not found

hi i am a newbie...

I have novell linux desktop.
I have a pctel modem . When i try installing the pctel driver it needed the kernel sources.

I now have the kernel sources in /usr/src/linux . But now it is giving the error called modversions.h not found in /usr/src/linux/include/linux.

Can u suggest me any ideas...'

Some where i read that doing make dep in the directory of sources creates the file. But this command gave the warning "make dep is unecessary now" and no file was created.

I also tried creating an empty file there but not result.

Awaiting a response....
Old 04-19-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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same problem on fedora 3, still looking for an answer
Old 04-19-2005, 08:49 AM   #3
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Try the following:
first make the sources available to your user:

cd /usr/src/
chown -R <username> linux
now clone the configuration:
cd /usr/src/linux
rm .config
zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
make oldconfig
make prepare
Now try to install the driver again. Good luck!

Last edited by abisko00; 04-19-2005 at 08:51 AM.
Old 06-05-2005, 06:43 AM   #4
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looks to me that u are not using he correct driver

do u have the correct kernl for the the driver u are using??



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