VectorLinux
October 31, 2014, 08:05:33 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Visit our home page for VL info. To search the old message board go to http://vectorlinux.com/forum1. The first VL forum is temporarily offline until we can find a host for it. Thanks for your patience.
 
Now powered by KnowledgeDex.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Please support VectorLinux!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Linmodem woes  (Read 4518 times)
Jimbo
Member
*
Posts: 2


« on: May 23, 2008, 01:14:56 am »

After a long absence from VL I just downloaded VL5.9-Light-B5 and installed it on my old Toshiba.  Very impressed. 
One problem though. 
Laptop modem is an agere winmodem.  Puppy has no problem with it, but VL needs the drivers.  I downloaded martian-full-20080407.tar.gz and tried to install it, but make all gives me an error message to the effect "Entering an unknown directory".  Looking at other posts on this problem it seems I may need to download and install some packages first.  But I can't use gslapt without a modem. . .
Is there a way of installing programs that I download on my other laptop?  If so, how?  Where do I find the packages to use with 5.9?  Has anyone else had success in setting up winmodems in 5.9 light?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
Logged
kc1di
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 1125


Morse Code Early digital mode. John 3:16


« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 01:56:10 am »

Hi Jimbo,

There should be not problem downloading onto another machine and burning them to a disk or flash stick.  Then simply copy them to the Toshiba and install as root in a terminal you can use the command
installpkg  <package Name>.

I'll look at the Package you mentioned and see if I can build it on a 5.9 light box. may take a couple of days as I'm very busy with work right now. 

Welcome to Vector hope your stay is a long one.

Cheers!
Dave
Logged

Dave
( Living Somewhere in Maine USA)
Registered Linux User #462608
rbistolfi
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 2290


« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 05:32:31 am »

I never looked at that driver, but I bet you need the kernel sources to compile it.
The pkg is a 30mb download and can be found in http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/kernels
You are looking for something like kernel-2.6.xx.xx-src-i586-1vl59.tlz
Be sure you match the version number with the kernel you are using, you can find out your kernel version with the uname -r command at the terminal.

HTH
Logged

"There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite."
Jorge Luis Borges, Avatars of the Tortoise.

--
Jumalauta!!
Jimbo
Member
*
Posts: 2


« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 10:18:08 pm »

Thanks to you both.  Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.  My life keeps getting in the way of my computing Cry  I'll try the things you have mentioned in the next few days, then post again to let you know how it goes. 
In Puppy the modem comes up as ttyLTO - does that mean anything useful?
I'm sorry, but it will take a few days for me to get the time to reply, although I will check this post as often as I can.
Logged
kc1di
Packager
Vectorian
****
Posts: 1125


Morse Code Early digital mode. John 3:16


« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2008, 02:18:30 am »

Thanks to you both.  Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.  My life keeps getting in the way of my computing Cry  I'll try the things you have mentioned in the next few days, then post again to let you know how it goes. 
In Puppy the modem comes up as ttyLTO - does that mean anything useful?
I'm sorry, but it will take a few days for me to get the time to reply, although I will check this post as often as I can.

ttylto  simplly mean it's a winmodem on  tty port 1.
Logged

Dave
( Living Somewhere in Maine USA)
Registered Linux User #462608
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!