[Techtalk] slackware on laptops

iriXx dev_null at iriXx.org
Tue Oct 7 01:53:33 EST 2003

Conor Daly wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 05, 2003 at 11:41:38PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
> iriXx thought:
>>Conor Daly wrote:
>>>LT modems are usually to be found on ttyS14 IIRC.  The device won't be
>>>there until the module is loaded and there's a link to /dev/ttyS14 from
>>ok, i had a look at the script and its done that much - its just not
>>installing the module because the script has a different path to where
>>Slackware puts its modules. i presume i should put it in
>>/lib/modules/2.4.20/kernel/build/net/ ? it wants
>>/lib/modules/2.4.20/misc/ which i dont have. but maybe i dont need it at
>>all as long as the symlink is correct.
> The copy I have uses:
> /lib/modules/<kernel.version>/ltmodem/
> and a 'depmod -a' to work out dependencies.  There is a '1st.README' file
> with the sources which details the installation.  It might be worth poking
> through that.  I seem to remember (I was testing this for another machine,
> my own modem is a real one) having to do some voodoo to get things going.
> Maybe even a reboot!
>>i dont know what chipset i have, but its a Compaq Armada M700.
> as root, 'lspci' should tell you.
> Conor

ahhhh right, i'll have a look at that.

worked out i've got a kernel conflict between ltmodem.o built with 
2.2.10 and my kernel 2.4.20 - or at least thats whats being reported 
now. lots of unresolved symbols. but i have ttys14 and its attempting to 
load the module at least.

would depmod -a resolve this, or just make noise about the unresolved 
i'm not sure where i can get a more recent ltmodem.o

there might well be vodoo called for - theres always something with a 
linux install!
still, im impressed with slackware so far - nice and compact, and pretty 
much everything else works (most importantly my wifi card)



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