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Old 07-29-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
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Installing a intel 536ep chipset modem

I have recently installed linux redhat 7.3 onto my machine and am now trying to get my intel 536ep chipset modem to work.
I have downloaded drivers from the intel site but have incurred several probelms.

The modem driver wont install properly because it says the autoconf.h does not exist (I think this is something to do with kernal headers). And it cant find 536epcore.o when i try to "make install" which strangely is located in the driver files I downloaded!

I have used scanModem to determine that the modem is 536ep and linux compatible (with driver) so dont understand why it cant install the driver properly.

nb driver = Intel536-460-1-TLE50

[I have kppp which is what i am trying to use to connect]

I am a newbie so be gentle! can you explain how to do this from basics please

thanks in advance
Old 07-29-2004, 01:48 PM   #2
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try `make` before doing `make install`
Old 07-29-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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tried that to no avail. any other suggestions regarding the autoconf.h - kernal header?
Old 07-29-2004, 02:00 PM   #4
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i got the same problems installing my 537-ep, thjis is how i fixed it
make sure your kernel; source headers are installed with this command:

[root@localhost user]#urpmi kernel-source-YOUR.KERNEL.VERSION
ie) my mandrake 10 box with kernel 2.4.25 was:
[root@localhost user]#urpmi kernel-source-2.4.25-2mdk
after words, go down to a normal user and to do this
[user@localhost user]$ ls
[user@localhost user]$ tar -xzvf intel*
[user@localhost user]$ cd intel*
[user@localhost intel]$ ./configure
Output hopefully error free
[user@localhost intel]$ make
output hopefully error free
[user@localhost intel]$ su
[root@localhost intel]# make install
output hopefully error free
[root@localhost intel]# exit
[user@localhost intel]$
All set... connect using kppp
The intel modems compiled in this manner work great, i have yet to have a problem with mine

Last edited by scuzzman; 07-29-2004 at 02:02 PM.
Old 07-29-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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for some reason the urpmi command wont work can any one tell me why?

Additionally when i tried installing the driver again it came up (during make install)
with autoconf.h does not exist, please install kernel source. how do i do this?

any help appreciated


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