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Old 06-04-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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ADSL modem and "FATAL: module usbcore not found"

hi to everyone!

i'm totally new on this fedora and linux busisness and i'm trying to install my adsl modem.

i got the drivers (speedtouch-22-05-2004.tar.gz) and a firmware and i did all what they said in the readme. but when i'm trying to connect, i get an error message: "module usbcore not found"

i hope you can help me, and remember that i'm new on that, so please, detailed instructions are wellcome

thanks in advance!
Old 06-04-2004, 11:54 AM   #2
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Did you try modprobe usbcore? Also, Fedora Core 1 or 2? (I found core 1 ws OK and I got it to work with core 2 on this computer but on the computer upstairs I couldn't get speedtouch to work with core 2 at all) And which how-to have you been following?

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Old 06-04-2004, 06:03 PM   #3
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yes, i tried modprobe usbcore and i got the same error message: module usbcore not found. i'm using fedora core 2, and the how-to is the one that came with the driver (speedtouch-22-05-2004.tar.gz)
Old 06-04-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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Read this I didn't follow that, I used the speedtouchconf and I avoided your problems with modules by recompiling the kernel. Actually I had to recompile it to get the Nvidia driver working so I built the things I needed for the modem into the kernel just out of habit. But I wouldn't recommend recompiling the kernel if you're not familiar with it. Good luck.
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yes, recompiling the kernel may need to be done

apparently, the usbcore module is not available

if you don't want to do a full kernel recompile, you can just compile the usbcore module (but this is not recommended, since you will probably need other modules as well) in /usr/src/linux/drivers/usb/core; cd into that dir and do make and make install

kernel recompile isn't hard, just make sure you know what hardware you have on your system

there is a guide on the general forum for kernel recompiling; you should start with the normal fedora core kernel source instead of the mainline one


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