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Old 08-14-2003, 01:31 PM   #1
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Question Problem with compiling modem driver

hi all ,
I use Redhat 9 on a toshiba satellite 1415-s173 .
every parts works fine except modem (iam aware that that laptop has a software modem that doesn't work with linux)
but someone told if I download a specifigc driver from
it would work .
I downloaded it and in the instructions the first step is that I should change the kernelinclude variable to a appropriate path
in the makefile and then run make.
but when I do so I gives several pages of errors ,
from the first few lines I underestand that "modules should never use kernel-headers system headers , but rather headers from an appropriate kernel-source package . like (/usr/src/linux/include or similar to ) but I don't find this path on my linux
in the FAQ of smlink website , it says you should set the path to a
kernel native includes , where are they
can any body help
or just anybody has some suggestions .

anything is greatly appreciated

Old 08-14-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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You need the kernel-source rpm,
for example (RH 9): kernel-source-2.4.20-8.i386.rpm
Install that and make a symlink from /usr/src/linux:

cd /usr/src
ln -s linux-2.4.20-8 linux


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