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Old 05-24-2003, 09:51 PM   #46
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I typed in ./configure --with-hal=pct789. This is the message i got. configure: error: no acceptable C complier found in $PATH. What should i do about that? Is that telling me that i don't have gcc complier? If it is. Do i go install a package that has it and what package would have it? Would it be the server package?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:03 PM   #47
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you would need most of the development packages
installed gcc-whatever and all the glibc headers and
delelopment packages and the kernel source code.
bunch of stuff.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:54 PM   #48
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whansard you are going to like this one. I got this error message now. configure: error: you should configure your kernel fi rst!. I never ever had to configure my kernel before. How do i do that? Thanks.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 11:29 PM   #49
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what version of linux are you using?
did you install the same version of kernel source
as the kernel you are running?
you should be able to from a terminal
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
then pick the save and exit
but don't do the make depend && make stuff
unless you have to.

then go back to the pctel stuff and try again

if it doesn't work,
go back to /usr/src/linux and run
make depend && make
then
make modules
then go back and try the pctel thing.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 12:37 AM   #50
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So Derek, I am not familiar with the PCTEL Platinum V. 90, but I assume that it is probably an internal WinModem. Maybe you will eventually get that modem configured properly. If not you could always just add and external V.90 or V.92 modem to one of your serial ports. As far as I know none of the external modems that hook to serial ports are WinModems. They can be used under Linux without installing any kind of driver. They were never designed to depend on Windows to help them work, so they do not depend on the operating system or special drivers to make them work. They are independant devices that can pretty much function on their own.

You could add the external modem to a serial port and allow Linux to use that. You could allow Windows to continue using the internal modem. Using the internal modem has probably caused one of your serial ports to be disabled so most likely only one of your two serial ports is now useable. Once an external V90 or V92 modem is attached Linux might not automatically notice that it is there. So you would probably need to point and click on a few options to tell Linux where to look for it and give the modem a name. It is a much simpler installation process than what you are trying to do.

Anyway, perhaps you will eventually get your existing modem to work instead. But, if you get discouraged and have $50 to space you might want to just add an external modem to one of your serial ports. Because of the much easier installation under Linux, it is all I ever use. If you do not have $50 to spare than keep at what you are doing. Good luck!
 
Old 05-25-2003, 07:51 AM   #51
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I tryed cd /usr/src/linux. I got no such file or directory. I thought i typed that in right. What did i do wrong??
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:06 AM   #52
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So whansard, Do you think i could have my modem up and running in Redhat some time today? I really hope i do. Thanks.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:19 AM   #53
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you probably don't have the kernel source installed.

you'll have to find somebody else to help you today.
this is my last mail for about 12 hours.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 08:24 AM   #54
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Where can i get the kernel source from? Who wants to help me install the kernel source? Someone please reply back right a way. Thanks everyone.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 11:39 AM   #55
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Can someone help me get my modem up and running in Redhat? Can someone help me install the kernel source? Please reply back as soon as possible. Thank You.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 11:46 AM   #56
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The kernel source is on the RH cd-roms. Go to package management on the start menu (in system settings) and go to Development. Select Kernel Development.

That will then install the kernel source.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 12:20 PM   #57
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XavierP- I installed every development package yesterday and just now i checked and everyone is installed. I could give you the error message i got. This is what i typed.

./configure --with-hal=pct789. This is the error message i got. configure: error: modversions.h is missing-you should configure your kernel fi rst!. What do i do now? Please reply back. Thank You.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 12:44 PM   #58
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Did you know why i got that error?? I don't know how to configure my kernel. Can you help me configure my kernel?? Please reply back XavierP. Thanks. I hope i can get my modem running. I need you to help me as much as you can.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 04:30 PM   #59
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Rick422- I do not have money to buy an external modem. Can you help me with this error? configure: error: modversions.h is missing-you should configure your kernel first!. I don't know how to configure my kernel. Can you give me step by step instructions on how to fix this error? Please reply as soon as possible Rick422. I hope you can help me get my modem running. I been patience and i really want it running. Thank You.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 05:05 PM   #60
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Sorry if I interupted what you guys were doing. I have not yet read over all of what you have tried to do. However, I have only rarely used the tar command. I have only occasionally installed new software and when I did I usually had to carefully follow the instructions from "The Red Hat Linux 8 Bible." So far I have managed to get by without knowing how to compile a Linux kernel. I have also never tried to load or unload drivers with the insmod command, if that is something that would even be used. It has also been over a year since I tried compiling anything under Linux and even that was under different circumstances while taking an Object Oriented Programing in C++ class.

I consider myself to be only moderatly knowledgabe in Linux. I am comfortable using command line commands and in doing certain specific tasks such as connecting a Linux computer to a computer network. I used an external modem because I did not want to bother learning how to do what you are attempting to do.

About 10 years ago I was short of mony and only rarely bought new hardware or software, so I can relate to your not being able to afford a new modem. I doubt that I could help you very much. In the small city where I live we have a Linux club and the Linux club another nearby small city has install fests where they install Linux for anyone who is interested. Perhaps your local city Library or College Library has a "The Red Hat Linux 8 Bible" or something similar. Perhaps someone else can help. I would be willing if I knew how!
 
  


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