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Old 10-23-2003, 02:53 AM   #1
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modem installation problem

I'm trying to make my d-link internal modem to work under RedHat Linux 7.3. I've already downloaded the proper drivers and started the installation. After extracting the driver files and started to configure the modem, i received an error message:

[root@localhost hsflinmodem-]# hsfconfig
Linux HSF softmodem drivers, version
No pre-built HSF modules are available for your exact kernel:
Assuming that a C compiler and proper kernel header files are present on your system, we will now attempt to re-compile the modules.
Where is the directory of C header files that match your running kernel?[/usr/src/linux] /usr
WARNING: the kernel version (2.4.9-9) defined in
does not match the currently running kernel (2.4.18-3)

The cause of this problem is an incorrect kernel source path.

Please check that /usr points to the right tree.

The cause of this problem is usually a missing or misconfigured

kernel source tree (and sometimes an incorrect directory or symbolic link).

Re-compiling HSF modules for kernel 2.4.9-9, using source directory /usr.
Please wait..

ERROR: Module re-compilation and installation failed!

Now where can I locate the correct kernel source path that matches my current kernel in order to properly install the modem? I think the path I entered for the C header files directory is correct. I just need someone who can point me to the right direction. Any advice? Thanks a lot
Old 10-23-2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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To interpret for you it is saying that the running kernel is 2.4.18-3 but the header files located at /usr/include/linux are for 2.4.9. There could be a number of reasons for this the primary one being that you probably elected to use 2.4.18 kernel during install. The only way to fix this is to get the 2.4.18-3 headers files and place them in /usr/inlcude/linux They may be located on your cd if not they would probably be available from RH as a download.

Last edited by TigerOC; 10-23-2003 at 03:20 AM.


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