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Old 08-03-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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installing kernel source re 536ep modem

NB: Redhat 7.3
kernel 2.4.18-3

I am trying to install a intel 536ep chipset modem.

When i try installing the generic driver i get something saying autoconf.h doesnt exist please install kernel source.

could anyone tell me how to do this please?

are the kernel source/modules on the disk - if so how do i find them and upgrade/install them onto the running system?

thanks guys
Old 08-03-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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urpmi kernel-source-2.4.18-3
do that as root
Old 08-03-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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urpmi command doesnt work for some reason - might this be because im on redhat???
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if so what is the equivalent in red hat?

otherwise how else do i do it?

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Cant believe it, Ive actually managed to connect to the internet using a intel 536 chipset modem

For anyone that is interested: I achieved this by finding a generic modem driver at intel drivers webpage
called someit like intel536ep-460.tgz. some of the other drivers may not work with various versions of redhat.

I then installed kernel source by booting from linux cd and then choosing upgrade and then customizing packages
kernel source was about 130 MB in one of the drop down tabs associated with a various package group.

Then I installed the driver. The autoconf.h issue was resolved and it seemed to install properly.

I might still need to optimise the login script or someit cos it took 4 attempts to connect, saying someit like terminated on signal 15.

Anyway thanks for your help dudes.

happy linuxing!


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