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Re: Kernel Headers question (and Winmodems)

* Bill Moseley <moseley@hank.org> [2004 Dec 12 16:41 -0600]:
> I'm going to try and get the winmodem working in my Toshiba laptop.
> >From a quick look it seems like I'll need to build the ltmodem package
> from http://ltmodem.heby.de/
> I build kernel images for my laptop on a separate machine and then
> copy the kernel-image-*.deb to the laptop for installation.  I'll need
> kernel headers to build the ltmodem package.  I'm wondering what the
> best method is to get the headers on the laptop -- and how the differ:
> 1) Should I just copy /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.9 to the laptop and
> setup a /usr/src/linux symlink?
> 2) use make-kpkg kernel_headers (which I've never done) to build a
> kernel headers package and install that on the laptop?
> 3) or use the Debian kernel-headers-2.6.9-1-686 package.  I'm not sure
> if I can do that since I build my own kernel.
> Also, anyone have experience getting a winmodem working?  I've got a
> Xircom (Lucent/Agere DSP) mini-PCI K56Flex modem.
> The scanModem script says I need ltmodem-8.31a9.tar.gz.
> The info online about winmodems seems to be a confusing mix of
> looping web links, and it's hard to know what's outdated or is different
> with 2.6 kernels.

FYI, should you decide to use the Debian kernels, you can find ltmodem
debs at:

deb http://www.sfu.ca/~cth/ltmodem/dists/debian/ ./

Right now the latest supported kernel is 2.6.8 and several 2.4 kernels
have packages built against them.

I am using the ltmodem package on my Thinkpad 390E which has the
Lucent/Agere modem.  The package creates a sym-link of /dev/modem that
is listed in my /etc/ppp/peers/provider file(s).  Kmod loads the modules
automatically and it works flawlessly.

- Nate >>

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