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Author Topic: general explanation and help needed regarding "make" command  (Read 1296 times)
captina_sensible
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« on: October 22, 2009, 07:01:26 am »

hello

 i have vector linux light installed on a panasonic toughbook cf-27 and trying to get it  connecting to internet .


1) With help from this forum I can connect through a cellular usb connecting dongle modem by logging in on xterm at root with su -l , then typing /sbin/vsuper chestnut-dialer. This works but how can i use the chestnut dialer when not logged in at root. Or put it another way can i set user  permissions for the  chestnut dialer so it works from the main menu  for - the none root  user as set up on installation i.e me .


2) I got a usb to ethernet adapter and it came with some linux drivers. A Makefile, mcs7830.c, mcs7830.h , mosinstall and mosuninstall.

   the read me file states: 

 To compile the module
      1) make
   
   To load & unload the module dynamically
      1) make load
      2) make unload

   To load & unload the module statically
      1) make install
      2) make uninstall
   
   To configure the device
      1) ifconfig usbx xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

   To know the speed & mode of the usbx device
      1) mii-tool usbx
      
   To change the speed and mode of the usbx device
      1) EX:- mii-tool usbx -F 100baseTx-HD (this will switch into 100 half duplex mode)

   To switch into Autoconfiguration mode(ie,100 Full) from any mode
      1) mii-tool usbx -r


   This mcs7830 Linux driver source has support for
      1) Internal PHY mode
      2) External(INTEL) PHY mode
      3) WITHOUT PHY mode (MII mode)

NOTE:
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             In order to switch to WITHOUT PHY mode, before loading the driver
        module we need to set the WITHOUT_PHY flag
   ie,
      make WITHOUT_PHY = 1 for WITHOUT PHY mode
      make WITHOUT_PHY = 0 for ANY PHY (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL) mode.

"Make"  i guess is a command to be entered on  xterm. What i would really appreciate is a general summary of what and where would i put the Makefile and other files ( a first guess would be home) and what do the commands mean & what do i do with them.

3) I have a basic linux book explaining simple commands, and a quick run round on the file system   - can anybody suggest a good book on linux that takes  it easy  but would be a good intro to the deeper understanding of linux.

thanks

   


 
       

 
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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 07:49:52 am »

Please post the name, make, model and revision
of the card in question. After Googling the best
information I can see is that this is a pcmcia type
card. There maybe a kernel module already setup
for this card. Without specific information it is difficult
to help further.

Make sure that the pcmcia service is started by using
VASM.

Bigpaws
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captina_sensible
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 08:15:17 am »

hi

at root lsusb gives:  Bus 001 Device 002: ID 9710:7830 MosChip Semiconductor MCS7830 Ethernet 





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