[ltp] Modem on A22p with RH 8.0

Stephen Gregory linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 23:58:18 -0700 (PDT)

I know this may sound silly, but do I really have to return to RH 7.3 in
order to use the modem on my laptop? Perhaps I don't even deserve your
sympathy because I broke the cardinal rule of software and upgraded when
what I had was working just fine for me.

I did as some other people have done and tried a) grabbing a
not-quite-matched flavor of rpm and installing the drivers with this and
b) finding this could never work then installed using the build kit from
heby. Both times I got all the gcc 2 versus 3 error messages that other
people got. Are we all just out of luck until someone recompiles the
ltmdobj.o file with gcc3.2?

And I used to say all through RH 6.whatever to 7.3 that I couldn't see
what all the fuss was about winmodems...

Steve Gregory

On Sun, 13 Oct 2002, JC WOODWARD wrote:

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> James Mckenzie: >Something is not working properly here.
> So sorry to hear you are having troubles, especially after I touted this thing as
> being trouble free.  I'm surprised, a shrink-wrapped Red Hat distro is hardly
> bleeding-edge!
> The LTmodem package is a hybrid of proprietary (closed source) and open source
> components.  The source directory includes a  half-megabyte object file ltmdobj.o
> dated 4/14/02 which has already been compiled by the vendor.  And so even though you
> have gcc 3.2 as required and have compiled the open source components with 3.2,
> that precompiled binary file was probably made with an earlier version gcc.
> Ted Johnson said in his latest post "I submit the last ~10 lines from the log
> BLDrecord.txt which is the log of the build:"  and so I presume he has notified the
> LTmodem developers of the problem.  I guess that they'll have to issue one build kit
> with the proprietary binary compiled under gcc 2 and another with the binary compiled
> under gcc 3.2.
> Regards,
> JC Woodward
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