[Techtalk] Modem not detected after installing the .rpm file

Rod Roark rod at sunsetsystems.com
Mon Nov 11 09:05:19 EST 2002

Looks like it won't work.  See:


Also it appears you didn't get the suggestions I sent
regarding your Aztech UM9800 USB modem and the driver from
"http://www.smlink.com/download/".  Here they are again:

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Subject: Re: [Techtalk] HELP:mounting from floppy and save file into floppy
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 22:23:20 -0800
From: Rod Roark <rod at sunsetsystems.com>
To: "linda ling" <lindaling at hotmail.com>

Thanks Linda.  This looks good, except you'll need to install
your Red Hat kernel source before you can compile the driver.

For that, put your #2 Red Hat CD into your CD drive and type
these commands as root:

    mount /mnt/cdrom
    rpm -i /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-source-2.4.18-3.i386.rpm
    umount /mnt/cdrom
    cd /usr/src
    ln -s linux-2.4.18-3 linux

Now, hopefully, you can build the driver.  Put your driver
diskette into the floppy drive and do this:

    cd /usr/src
    mcopy a:slmdm*
    tar zxf slmdm*
    rm slmdm*.gz
    cd slmdm-2.6.16_i386
    make install-usb
    modprobe slusb

Of course if any of these commands give an error, figure out
what's wrong (yes you can check with me) and fix it before

*If* all this works, there's a pretty good chance you will
have a working modem.  The device name will be "/dev/modem"
which is the default for many applications that access

I highly recommend "kppp" (which comes with KDE) for making
a dialup connection.  See if you can figure it out.

Let me know how things go.


-- Rod

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On Sunday 10 November 2002 08:16 pm, linda ling wrote:
> Dear members,
>     I have a problem with me right now.I'm currently using internal
> Motorola SM56 and i've got the driver for Linux RedHat 7.1 but the RH
> version i'm using is RH7.3...kernel version 2.4.18-3.i kept the rpm file
> int he floppy. First,i mount the floppy with the command mount
> /mnt/floppy.Then, i copy the file into my /root directory.From there, i run
> the rpm file with KPackage...if i'm not mistaken.
>    Then, i proceed to the kPPP(Internet dial-up tool)using the dialup setup
> instead of the wizard chose the destination for modem is /dev/modem and i
> think it's the closest i could get coz' there are only
> /dev/modem,/dev/ttyS0....and /dev/ttyI0.....and also /dev/USB.... .After
> that, when i click on the Connect button...tthe message that i received is
> "Sorry,can't open modem".
>    I did check in my /dev diirectory......there's /dev/modem and it's link
> to /dev/sm56.I hope my problem gets the attention of Techtalk members and
> hopefully for those interested will be able tto give me some helping
> hand.Thank you for reading my mail and thanks a lot for those
> replying.Thanks again.
>                                                         Seeking help,
>                                                           LINDA

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