Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-17-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: In your head
Distribution: RedHat 9
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Arrow SM56 Installation Problem

I have an Sm56 Motorola Internal Modem.
I downloaded the driver and installed it,but when I gave the insmod command from inside dev
insmod sm56
but it gave me the error

Using /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56
/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56: The module you are trying to load (/lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56) is compiled with a gcc version 2 compiler, while the kernel you are running is compiled with a gcc version 3 compiler. This is known to not work.

The modem was installed successfully,but why doesnt it load?

Do i have to recompile the driver with gcc3?

after this i did modprobe,which too didn't work.

What do i do now?
then i did this
gcc /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/char/sm56
but it gave an error as saying "cannot open <module...>permission denied ld exit status returned 1"

PS:I want to surf the net in Linux,Am a newbie so please try to be as clear as you can.Thanks.
Old 11-18-2003, 09:01 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Debian, FreeBSD
Posts: 1,713

Rep: Reputation: 53
Did you compile the driver or install from rpm? If you compiled, you'll have to recompile. If you rpm'd then you'll have to make sure you get the EXACT right one for the version of mandrake that you have. If you can't find one then it's a compile.
Old 04-26-2004, 05:29 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Bangalore, India
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.*
Posts: 241

Rep: Reputation: 30
Get the drivers here

Look up the pdf on the same page on how to install it


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem: SM56 PCI on Mandrake 10 (New Driver) crashvk Mandriva 4 09-02-2004 08:49 AM
sm56 problem icomponent3 Linux - Newbie 0 07-09-2003 08:58 AM
SM56 Modem drivers from voodoochild117 Linux - Hardware 1 06-19-2003 05:35 PM
SM56 modem Problem on RH7.3 suneet123 Linux - Hardware 0 11-13-2002 10:08 PM
sm56 & ess1869 problem Fares.zekri Linux - Software 0 12-18-2001 03:15 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration