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Old 02-28-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
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HSF Softmodem installation error

First of all let me clear that I am totally a newbie to Linux and using RH9 box

Ok. I have downloaded Driver for my HSF Soft modem from

I know that there is a site but the prblem is that the drivers from that site limits the speed to 14.4KBps.

Now the problem is that when I executes makefile it shows me a permission error and even after giving the permission to execute following is the error thata I gets :
[root@localhost hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03041600]# ./makefile
./makefile: line 9: .: filename argument required
.: usage: . filename
./makefile: line 1: TOP: command not found
./makefile: line 11: include: command not found
./makefile: line 1: TOP: command not found
./makefile: line 12: -include: command not found
./makefile: line 14: DEBUG_TOOLS: command not found
./makefile: line 16: syntax error near unexpected token `$(IMPORTED_SCR_SUPPORT),yes'
./makefile: line 16: `ifeq ($(IMPORTED_SCR_SUPPORT),yes)'
[root@localhost hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03041600]#

I even directly opened the hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03041600.tar.gz file from Konqueror so there it shows me that the owner of the file is marc and even he doesnot have the execute permission.

Remember that I am a Newbie

(If the above mentioned link doesn't works try downloading from
Old 02-29-2004, 09:20 AM   #2
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you are trying to install it in a bad way. you have to type './configure' then 'make' and then 'make install' this is the correct way to install software in linux.
Old 02-29-2004, 12:13 PM   #3
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Actually is as follows:
untar your file:

tar xvfz linmodem-hsf...whaterver.tar.gz

then as root type:

make install

after installation process is over run:

*make sure you have you kernel sources installed and to know where they are (commonly under /usr/src/linux)*
and you're done. configure kppp pointing the modem device to /dev/modem. Or configure any other dial up software you use.

Old 03-01-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot my frnd RockmanExe.
The suggesion really worked for me. Actually I have installed the package before also, but for some reasons I needed to reinstall my entire Linux again so I forgot to how to install hsflinmodem-5.03.27lnxtbeta03041600.tar.gz as I am a newbie
BTW thanks a lot.


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