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Old 09-04-2006, 06:07 AM   #1
mforsyth
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Installing Sagem USB ADSL modem problems


Installing Sagem USB ADSL modem problems

I am running Suse 8.0 professional which i installed from CD in 2002.

I have subscribed to Tiscali broadband and am using the ADSL modem they supplied (SAGEM F@st 800).

I have got the right driver from sagem.com but the installation instructions included state that 'the sources of the linux core
must be installed'.


On my system I do not seem to have 'the sources of the linux core', which i expect to be in '/usr/src/linux'.

The result of ls -l in '/usr/src' gives

marfor@linux:~> ls -la /usr/src
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 72 Feb 4 2005 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 376 Feb 6 2005 ..
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 168 Feb 4 2005 packages
marfor@linux:~>


The output of running the configure script supplied with the driver confirms this
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for dirent.h that defines DIR... yes
checking for library containing opendir... none required
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking fcntl.h usability... yes
checking fcntl.h presence... yes
checking for fcntl.h... yes
checking limits.h usability... yes
checking limits.h presence... yes
checking for limits.h... yes
checking netinet/in.h usability... yes
checking netinet/in.h presence... yes
checking for netinet/in.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for string.h... (cached) yes
checking sys/ioctl.h usability... yes
checking sys/ioctl.h presence... yes
checking for sys/ioctl.h... yes
checking sys/socket.h usability... yes
checking sys/socket.h presence... yes
checking for sys/socket.h... yes
checking sys/time.h usability... yes
checking sys/time.h presence... yes
checking for sys/time.h... yes
checking syslog.h usability... yes
checking syslog.h presence... yes
checking for syslog.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for off_t... yes
checking for size_t... yes
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking whether struct tm is in sys/time.h or time.h... time.h
checking for working volatile... yes
checking whether closedir returns void... no
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for GNU libc compatible malloc... yes
checking for working memcmp... yes
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for GNU libc compatible realloc... yes
checking sys/select.h usability... yes
checking sys/select.h presence... yes
checking for sys/select.h... yes
checking for sys/socket.h... (cached) yes
checking types of arguments for select... int,fd_set *,struct timeval *
checking return type of signal handlers... void
checking whether lstat dereferences a symlink specified with a trailing slash... yes
checking whether stat accepts an empty string... no
checking for strftime... yes
checking for alarm... yes
checking for gettimeofday... yes
checking for memset... yes
checking for select... yes
checking for socket... yes
checking for strcspn... yes
checking for strdup... yes
checking for strerror... yes
checking for strncasecmp... yes
checking for strspn... yes
checking for strtol... yes
checking for ifconfig... yes
checking for route... yes
checking for pidof... yes
checking for dhclient... no
checking for dhcpcd... dhcpcd
checking for pppd... yes
checking for pppoe... no
checking for tclsh... yes
checking for wish... yes
checking for doc/man/eagleconfig.8... yes
checking for xsltproc... yes
*** docbook stylesheets are missing, keeping prebuild version ***
checking for kernel version... not found
checking for ifup... 1
checking for adictrl... no
checking for eaglectrl... no
checking for showstat... no
checking for eaglestat... no
checking for startadsl... no
checking for stopadsl... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile.common

========================================================================
distribution detected generic

dhcp support dhcpcd

pppd support yes
pppoa support yes
pppoe support no (runtime detection)

install eagleconnect (tcl/tk frontend) yes

generate documentation no
========================================================================

error: kernel-sources cannot be found!

linux:/home/marfor/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0 #


I do not appear to have the sources on my installation CD's.

How can i get this modem up and running with Linux?

Thanks

Martin
 
Old 09-04-2006, 07:20 AM   #2
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What kernel are you running?

If you don't know try running 'dmesg | less'

Should be the first or second line.

Then download the appropriate source from http://www.kernel.org to /usr/src. Then extract and try again.

There might be specific packages for the sources from SUSE, but I don't know about that.
 
Old 09-04-2006, 10:23 AM   #3
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kernel source in /usr/src/linux didn't seem to solve it

Thanks for suggestions.

I found the kernel source (2.4.18-64GB-SMP) from 'uname -a').

marfor@linux:~/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0> uname -a
Linux linux 2.4.18-64GB-SMP #1 SMP Wed Mar 27 13:58:12 UTC 2002 i686 unknown


####################################################################

I got the 2.4.18 source from kernels.org.
I unpacked it to /usr/src/linux as suggested.

marfor@linux:~/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0> ls -la /usr/src
total 128766
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 128 Sep 4 14:27 .
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 376 Feb 6 2005 ..
drwxr-xr-x 14 573 573 536 Feb 25 2002 linux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 marfor users 131727360 Sep 4 14:09 linux-2.4.18.tar
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 168 Feb 4 2005 packages
marfor@linux:~/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0> ls -la /usr/src/linux
total 201
drwxr-xr-x 14 573 573 536 Feb 25 2002 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 128 Sep 4 14:27 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 18689 Oct 9 2001 COPYING
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 78697 Feb 25 2002 CREDITS
drwxr-xr-x 28 573 573 3312 Feb 25 2002 Documentation
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 39525 Feb 25 2002 MAINTAINERS
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 17219 Feb 25 2002 Makefile
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 14242 Oct 5 2001 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 2815 Apr 6 2001 REPORTING-BUGS
-rw-r--r-- 1 573 573 9010 Feb 25 2002 Rules.make
drwxr-xr-x 17 573 573 408 Feb 13 2001 arch
drwxr-xr-x 39 573 573 984 Feb 25 2002 drivers
drwxr-xr-x 45 573 573 2168 Feb 25 2002 fs
drwxr-xr-x 24 573 573 632 Nov 22 2001 include
drwxr-xr-x 2 573 573 104 Feb 25 2002 init
drwxr-xr-x 2 573 573 192 Dec 21 2001 ipc
drwxr-xr-x 2 573 573 736 Sep 4 14:30 kernel
drwxr-xr-x 2 573 573 408 Nov 22 2001 lib
drwxr-xr-x 2 573 573 608 Feb 25 2002 mm
drwxr-xr-x 28 573 573 888 Feb 25 2002 net
drwxr-xr-x 5 573 573 920 Feb 25 2002 scripts
marfor@linux:~/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0>


####################################################################

I still had the same 'error: kernel-sources cannot be found!'
problem when running the configure script (as root).

linux:/home/marfor/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0 # id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),1(bin),14(uucp),15(shadow),16(dialout),17(audio),65533(nobody),65534(nogroup)

linux:/home/marfor/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0 # ./configure
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking for dirent.h that defines DIR... yes
checking for library containing opendir... none required
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking fcntl.h usability... yes
checking fcntl.h presence... yes
checking for fcntl.h... yes
checking limits.h usability... yes
checking limits.h presence... yes
checking for limits.h... yes
checking netinet/in.h usability... yes
checking netinet/in.h presence... yes
checking for netinet/in.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for string.h... (cached) yes
checking sys/ioctl.h usability... yes
checking sys/ioctl.h presence... yes
checking for sys/ioctl.h... yes
checking sys/socket.h usability... yes
checking sys/socket.h presence... yes
checking for sys/socket.h... yes
checking sys/time.h usability... yes
checking sys/time.h presence... yes
checking for sys/time.h... yes
checking syslog.h usability... yes
checking syslog.h presence... yes
checking for syslog.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for off_t... yes
checking for size_t... yes
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking whether struct tm is in sys/time.h or time.h... time.h
checking for working volatile... yes
checking whether closedir returns void... no
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for GNU libc compatible malloc... yes
checking for working memcmp... yes
checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
checking for GNU libc compatible realloc... yes
checking sys/select.h usability... yes
checking sys/select.h presence... yes
checking for sys/select.h... yes
checking for sys/socket.h... (cached) yes
checking types of arguments for select... int,fd_set *,struct timeval *
checking return type of signal handlers... void
checking whether lstat dereferences a symlink specified with a trailing slash... yes
checking whether stat accepts an empty string... no
checking for strftime... yes
checking for alarm... yes
checking for gettimeofday... yes
checking for memset... yes
checking for select... yes
checking for socket... yes
checking for strcspn... yes
checking for strdup... yes
checking for strerror... yes
checking for strncasecmp... yes
checking for strspn... yes
checking for strtol... yes
checking for ifconfig... yes
checking for route... yes
checking for pidof... yes
checking for dhclient... no
checking for dhcpcd... dhcpcd
checking for pppd... yes
checking for pppoe... no
checking for tclsh... yes
checking for wish... yes
checking for doc/man/eagleconfig.8... yes
checking for xsltproc... yes
*** docbook stylesheets are missing, keeping prebuild version ***
checking for kernel version... not found
checking for ifup... 1
checking for adictrl... no
checking for eaglectrl... no
checking for showstat... no
checking for eaglestat... no
checking for startadsl... no
checking for stopadsl... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile.common

========================================================================
distribution detected generic

dhcp support dhcpcd

pppd support yes
pppoa support yes
pppoe support no (runtime detection)

install eagleconnect (tcl/tk frontend) yes

generate documentation no
========================================================================

error: kernel-sources cannot be found!

linux:/home/marfor/drivers/sagem-modem/linux/eagle-usb-2.0.0 #


Any more thoughts gratefully received.

Thanks

Martin
 
Old 09-05-2006, 03:50 AM   #4
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Look on the SUSE disc(s) to see if there is a kernel source package, that should include patches and modifications by SUSE, maybe that will work.

It looks like lots of people are having this problem.

Try running 'ifconfig' to see if the modem is already recognised.

Try going here: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Setting_U..._8.0_or_Higher

Last edited by Vampirite; 09-05-2006 at 03:53 AM.
 
  


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