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Old 06-17-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
Pasa Yildirim
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Dell Latitude C840 Modem and SuSE 9.3


Hello!

Well, when I was installed SuSE 9.3 on Dell Latitude C840, YaST recognized my modem. But, when I connect in with KInternet (then everything seems fine), and when I started Firefox etc., system immediatly stops responding for cca. 5 minutes, and, then, my connection simply break. My modem is PCTEL. I tried drivers from linmodems.technion.ac.il, but they need kernel2.4.x, and they need modversions.h (i can't find that file anywhere!).

Can anybody tell me how to enable the modem?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Because your problem is hardware specific, it's going to be tough for the folks on LQ to help you out. For hardware questions on laptops, I've usually had great success with http://www.linuxlaptops.org/ You can link to the Dell Laptop section, find C840, and a version of SuSE.

For example, I just found this link in about 30 seconds:
http://wptl12.physik.uni-wuppertal.d...de-c840.html#9

Otherwise, it's only going to be a chance cooincidence that you'll run into somebody on here with a C840, running SuSE and having resolved the same modem problem as you.
 
Old 06-18-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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I tried this page before, but the driver from this page says that it need modversions.h in /usr/src/linux/include (I cant find that file there). Can anybody tell me how to find that file (I installed kernel suurces etc.), and, why I need that file?

P.S. Sorry on my English, its not my native language
 
Old 06-19-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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On Red Hat, this file is provided by the kernel-headers package. Perhaps you don't have the SuSE equivalent package installed? Look for an RPM for SuSE called either kernel-headers or glibc-kernheaders.
 
  


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