Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2004, 07:45 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: red hat 9.0
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
modem problem

i am using red hat linux 9.0 with kernel version 2.4.20-6. my modem is a PCTEL HSP56 modem.i got pctel-0.9.7-9 and when i installed it i got this error

[root@localhost pctel-0.9.7-9]# ./setup

checking for running kernel version...2.4.20

checking for ptserial...ptserial-2.4.7.c

checking for gcc...3.2.2

searching for kernel includes...** error

could not find any kernel sources in /usr/src

you have either not installed your kernel sources

or your kernel sources are installed in another place then


please enter your correct kernel source tree, e.g. /usr/src/linux: /usr/include/linux

** error

could not find a version.h file at these kernel sources

please read the FAQ about installation requirements

** compilation error

please read the FAQ about reporting compilation problems

and report this problem.

[root@localhost pctel-0.9.7-9]#
what do es it mean by "please enter your correct kernel source tree"????
im a complete newbie so pls help.
thanks in advance.

Last edited by XRaid; 04-05-2004 at 12:41 PM.
Old 04-05-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: US
Distribution: Redhat 9 - Linux 2.6.3
Posts: 836

Rep: Reputation: 31
locate and install the kernel sources relative to the kernel you are running now.

The absolute only place I can find the sources for this kernel is here.

type in the search bar,


and search there will be downloads for this rpm package.

install it with
rpm -ivh kernel-source-2.4.20-6.i386.rpm
Old 04-06-2004, 06:35 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: red hat 9.0
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
maybe this will help to reply beter

but mine is a i686 one.

here is some of my system information------------

redhat Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike) on System with processor: i686 supported by kernel: 2.4.20-6 assembled with compiler: 3.2.2 with current System compiler GCC=3.2.2 Modem symbolic link is: /dev/modem -> /dev/ttyS15 COMM services are not active redhat is not yet providing pre-compiled drivers for WinModems An AC'97 modem codec was not detected Path to lspci is: /sbin/lspci --------- lspci scan ---------------- PCI_bus 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 05) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 05) 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 05) 00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 05) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 05) 00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 05) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio (rev 05) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV5M64 [RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro] (rev 15) 02:03.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
modem problem joe xyz Member Intro 1 11-07-2005 01:54 PM
<<<modem problem>>> stuboo Linux - Hardware 3 10-30-2004 11:57 AM
2.6.1 and modem problem zAkiLi Slackware 4 01-21-2004 05:41 PM
problem with modem polytropos Linux - General 0 06-28-2003 09:48 PM
Modem Problem digitalguy Linux - Hardware 1 10-11-2002 06:49 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration