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Modem Installation

Postby rhcepk » Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:27 pm


how are you.

Today I installed SimplyMEPIS. I want to install my Modem .
I follow the Video of Sir Kamran Azeem but I got some problem .

Problem is :-

root@8[Documents]# cd inte-536EP-
bash: cd: inte-536EP- No such file or directory
root@8[Documents]# cd intel-536EP-
root@8[intel-536EP-]# dir
1028064422.001 coredrv Intel536_boot license.txt readme.txt
config_check hamregistry Intel536_inst makefile
root@8[intel-536EP-]# make clean
cd coredrv; make clean
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/Documents/intel-536EP-'
rm -f *.ko .*.o.cmd *.mod.c .*.ko.cmd *.o *~ core Modules.symvers
rm -rf .tmp_versions
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Documents/intel-536EP-'
rm -f *.o *.ko
root@8[intel-536EP-]# make 536
Module precompile check
Current running kernel is: 2.6.7
/lib/modules... autoconf.h does not exist
please install kernel source
make: *** [check] Error 1
root@8[intel-536EP-]# install
install: too few arguments
Try `install --help' for more information.

please tell me the solution of this problem.

One thing more this is very important what is .deb rpm .gz

which one is for SimplyMEPIS

thanks to

Take Care.



Postby usamahashimi » Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:51 am

rhcepk !
The output is clearly telling to install kernel source. I did not use Mepis linux but what i know about it is that its CD does not include kernel source and you have to download it from internet. If you are a new and dont know about kernel source that the easiest solution is that you can use kubuntu instead of Mepis and install everyting (on CD after the completion of installation) by using adept. Moreover, I am using the same modem, Intel 536EP.
In very simple words, .deb, .rpm and .gz are package types just like .exe in windows. Mepis use .deb.

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Postby nayyares » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:02 am


If the installation of drive is auto-tools based then you should read the INSTALL or README file inside driver directory, as in auto tool you have following steps:

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$make install

this is the simplest version of installation using auto-tools, there are few option available, but i think the simple one will work for you.

in your pasted shell output , i am unable to find $./configure step, i think you missed that ? first make sure that you are following the correct commands in correct sequence.

Nayyar Ahmad
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Postby usamahashimi » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:11 am

nayyares !
No he did not miss any step. The 3 step of installation is;
make clean
make 536
make install

The real problem is that, he has to install kernel source.

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