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Old 10-09-2003, 12:23 PM   #1
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Modem's and kernel headers...

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to this, so please go easy on me...

OK, so I've got a Toshiba Satellite A10 laptop, and I put rh9 on it. Generally satisfied, and I have now managed to get everything but the modem to work. I installed + ran scanModem, and this is what I got:

Reading more detail for the Device at:
PCI bus
00:1f.6 Class 0703: 8086:24c6 (rev 03)
Subsystem 1179:0001
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device 0001
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
I/O ports at 1800 [size=256]
I/O ports at 1480 [size=128]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2

8086:24c6 PCI_ID of the PCI bus with vendor: 8086
1179:0001 PCI_ID of Subsystem with vendor: 1179
are key Sought Descriptions of your modem firmware.
Have them ready when visiting URLs with service software!!

An AC'97 or MC97 controller cooperates with the modem Subsystem
8086:24c6 INTEL ICH4 +

First accessing chipset provider and modem assembler information
for the modem SubSystem under the AC'97 or MC97 Controller.

=== Checking 1179 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

Vendor 1179 is Toshiba, using some motherboards with soft modems.
=== Checking 8086 through chipset providers and modem assemblers ====

Vendor=8086 is Intel, Inc. producing HaM and 536ep host controller free (HCF) modems, the 537 soft modem
and AC'97 and MC97 controllers managing a varierty of non-Intel soft modem subSystems.
These subSystems will in have PCI_IDs assigned by the modem assembler, not Intel.
Download available drivers from: <snip>
Also check at: <snip>
for early releases and perhaps Already compiled drivers for some Linux distributions

====== PCI_ID checking completed ======

Of course there was more, but irrelevant to this post. Now, I downloaded the appropriate driver from linmodems..., and when I went to intall it, I got a message along the lines of

/usr/src/(something...) no such directory

where it was looking for kernel headers. It got worse, as it would seem that I do not have the kernel headers at all! Does redhat9, with its rpm package management, not install them? Where can I get them then?

Also, assuming I get the above driver installed, does anyone know if it will even work?

OK, thanks in advance, look forward to some brilliant advice soon. Cheers!
Old 10-09-2003, 05:16 PM   #2
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They should be on the red hat disk as an rpm. Probably named 'linux-headers' or something like that.

Old 10-24-2003, 12:29 AM   #3
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I've found that i have the same modem. which modem driver did you actually dowload (Name/URL?)

there is an intel one i believe, but i had trouble getting it working...

let me know

Old 10-24-2003, 06:08 AM   #4
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I did it "this way"...

but just typing these keywords in Google:
Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem linux
and the first one is....
looks as it might be useful...

Nice, same experience as i did...
"Despite the error message above, the 2.8.2 version of slmodem seems to actually detect the modem"

I didn't even used a patch.
In Red Hat 9 the kermel-headers are by default present..., which can easily be found on your disk by searching or go to the Red Hat site and you will find it in no time... that it is on your disk.. (on the red hat support site)
So either change the MAKE file or use the "auto" option of the slm modem script.

Last edited by andre@home; 10-24-2003 at 02:15 PM.


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