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Linux - RPM Configuration Notes

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Rpm linux distribution automatic system configuration package.

These instructions are for rpmlinux distributions such as

  • Red Hat (Fedora, Enterprise Linux),
  • SuSE (openSuSe {used by Novell} Enterprise Server, Enterprise Desktop, Enterprise RealTime),
  • Mandriva (previously Mandrake).

The package does not require source code changes since it will use the existing drivers.

The package will configure the system to use the best driver available, for kernels 2.4.x and 2.6.x using devfs or udev.

  • Note: For 2.4.x kernels there is a performance penalty (uses usbserial which has throughput limited to about 500 kbps)

If you have not already done so, get RPM package

You may install package from GUI or Command Line.

GUI Installation

  • Double click on the downloaded .rpm configuration package.

For example on system configured to run Package Installer


View Description - Click on Install Package to start installation.




  • Now setup a dialer to use the device.

Commmand Line in a root console

  • rpm -i novatel_modem_drivers_config-1.1-6-noarch.rpm
  • Now setup a dialer to use the device.