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Old 08-08-2005, 10:26 PM   #1
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Intel 537EP modem in Ubuntu (Hoary Hedgehog)

I'd already read some other topics on here about installing modems with Intel chipsets on Ubuntu, and pretty much followed them word for word. I even reinstalled Ubuntu and started over, just to make sure I wasn't doing it wrong.

Ubuntu is my first Linux experience, so bear with me here.

First, I installed the kernel header files from the Ubuntu disc, using the command

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
in a root terminal.

Once that is finished, I unpack the version of the driver and use a patch i found in another topic. Everything goes smoothly until I try to use the make command.

Make clean works fine, but then I'm supposed to type make 537 and finally, make install.

However, I get hung up on make 537; I get a few errors, and at the end it says FAILED TO BUILD DRIVER. I wish I could post the exact errors, but I'm away from that computer right now.

If it's neccessary, I can probably post the exact messages sometime tomorrow, but if anyone else has had similar problems and can help, it will be appreciated.
Old 11-15-2005, 12:19 PM   #2
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Instead of linux-headers-'uname -r' try linux-kernel-headers-386

Last edited by the_pc_dude; 11-15-2005 at 12:21 PM.
Old 11-15-2005, 04:13 PM   #3
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I switched to Slackware a while ago and was able to get them to work fine, perhaps because I'm running a 2.4 kernel instead of 2.6, which is not officially supported (or was not, when I was trying Ubuntu) by Intel. Thanks for the reply though.
Old 11-15-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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