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Old 08-03-2003, 02:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy Motorola SM56 in Slackware 9.0

Can anyone please tell me how to install the motorola sm56 modem in slackware 9.0, bcause i have no idea. i downloaded the driver for linux (rpm), but when i do "rpm -Uvh rpm56.rpm" it says that gcc is needed and /bin/sh and /bin/bash. I have all of that. help me please
Old 08-03-2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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Slackware is not a redhat package management distribution. You install files from source tar.gz or the like. I suppose if you are going to learn about linux, slackware will certainly teach you. But if you want it to work without knowing anything, there are better distributions to use. Not my business though, the choice is yours.
Old 09-22-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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Hi, im having the same problem as the guys on the forums stating that they cannot get there sm56k modem to work.

I have a clevo/ kapok (shit brand) notebook. I have 4 OS on there and want to learn Linux. I need to get the modem and sound card to work. would like my video card to work as well through VM ware but thats another story.

I do not know how to compile my kernel as i have read the readme when downloading the drivers.

In the make file i have to specify some directories ? can you please help ?

much appreciated.
Old 09-22-2003, 08:34 AM   #4
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I got the same problem and no aswer
I installed the gcc3 driver that are in but I still cant make them work

can anyone help?


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