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Old 11-27-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy pctel-0.9.6 on Redhat 9.0

I have just installed Red Hat 9 on my Inspiron 4100 - "standard" installation, everything went fine. I'm now trying to make the PCTel Winmodem work.

If the instruction to install the drivers are clear, there are some preliminary steps to compile them that are not as obvious for a novice as I am ...
I have kernel 2.4.20-8. Can someone help?

The first requisite for installation is that I have a kernel source in /usr/src/linux/

ok, apparently this is done - anyway, mine was in /usr/include/linux/
and it must be configured, that is, I should have done a bash$ make configure and bash$ make dep on it.


While doing these I have to make sure to have the source for my running kernel...for example, if I'm running kernel 2.4.8 and if I have the source for kernel 2.4.9 in /usr/src/linux/, then the drivers would not work.


Moreover, I must configure the kernel with isapnp and pnp support and see to the fact that I don't have a smp/uniprocessor mismatch ( that is, running uniprocessor kernel but having a kernel source with smp support in /usr/src/linux). Also, I will need a kernel which supports loadable modules.


And of course, I need to have gcc installed, check it by issuing the command bash$ gcc -v . If I do not get any errors, then everything is all right.

"Of course" I get an error ...

I have found a lot of messages dealing with problems during and after the installation of the driver, but none before the installation ...

Thanks in advance
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