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Author Topic: problem installing prolink H9601 adsl modem  (Read 2102 times)


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problem installing prolink H9601 adsl modem
« on: March 30, 2009, 08:30:53 pm »

well to start off,I found couple of topics similar to this in forums but couldn't find a satisfactory the prolink forum someone had posted that prolink dose not support linux,then why have they included the  source for the linux drivers in the 1st place,nyway im not gonna give up that easily, :P

so now i have got this prolink H9601 adsl modem and vector linux 6 std installed in my IBM thinkpad laptop.
i downloaded the drivers for linux,and there were no precompiled binaries for vector included in it,so I unziped it.the directory structure is like this
directory Structure
    The directory Structure is as follows.

inside the ModemDrv directory there were two directories (src & inc) and there was a "makefile" too.the instructions in the manual said that i have to run make from that src further said this

The installed system should already have the kernel sources
  installed in the /usr/src/linux or /lib/modules directory. If they are not there,
  try to get them off the installation disks for your distribution,
  or download the latest Linux-2.6 kernel, and configure and
  build that. One common problem while compiling modules on a new
  kernel is not to create link /usr/src/linux which should point to
  the relevent kernel source directory. On a freshly installed system
  this link might not be present and needs to be created before the
  kernel or any driver module can be compiled. There are lots of books
  and documents available describing how to extract, configure and
  build the kernel from it's sources...

I have got kernel sources installed in my system,but havent got a folder or link named linux,but there is this folder "//usr/src/linux-" ,

what i want to know is that,do i have to compile the kernel to install this driver?and how should i link the kernel and the drivers,well i couldn't just keep my hands,so i ran make just to see what happens and i got the following error message

make -C /lib/modules/ SUBDIRS=/home/modem/H9601_Linux_Driver/Note for Kernel 2.6/monaco_linux/ModemDrv/src modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `for'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-'
make: *** [modules] Error 2

thanx in advance