you are right, them files are for a windows install, but they is a way to get it up and running.
i searched around and found many people having the same difficulty but below is a some more info on how to make it work. it is sagem fast 800 modemwww.linuxquestions.org/questions/archiv ... 2/3/202072
im not sure what the kernel source is or the gcc-cpp packages but will try and find out
Well you said in the first post that you're running mandriva. mandrake/mandriva (same thing if you haven't sussed it) don't install the kernel sources by default.
So, in a terminal/konsole do the command
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which should tell you something like
@localhost ~ $ uname -r
@localhost ~ $
Obviously, you should see something with mdk in it, not gentoo (that's what I'm using these days).
If you then open the mandrake/mandriva control centre (configure my computer) and go to the Software Manager>RPMDrake + (the icon that is for adding software) and click that, let it do it's thing i.e. if it asks you about checking installed software or any stuff like that, then obviously tell it yes.
Once the list is completed etc, run down it and you should see something like "kernel-sources-2.6.8-7-mdk" or something similar, but the numbers should be the same as the ones that you got from the "uname -r" command. check it, install it (it may ask for a disc).
Now I don't know what the gcc-cpp package is - but if it's not listed exactly as that, possibly with a version number, then hell I'd just install all the gcc stuff (gcc is the "c" compiler). Then have a go at those instructions that you got from the LQ link.
Follow them as closely as possible - the bit where it says about create a build directory, just do that in your /home. Oh and don't forget, you have to get the driver version mentioned (or one of them either the main one mentioned or the one that someone else posted a link too) from somewhere. Which means burning too disc from windows, or if you're dual booting you should be able to open (presuming KDE) konqueror and surf to your windows partition and get it from there - you just open konqueror a second time, and you should be able to drag it from one window to another, and take it from there.
p.s. Oh and I don't mean to sound "I told you so", but that's why I made my suggestion about getting a modem/router and ethernet card (if necessary), because all this kind of config stuff for USB modems was becoming a "drag"! (as was the delay when booting between Linux and windows) and the modem/router option makes life infinitely easier.
Anyway, also theres the mention (from the LQ link) that the device is supported by mandrake (the name before "they" changed it). That being so, if you could obtain a "paid for" copy (I always used to get mine from them direct), you should find that it will auto detect, you just put any necessary account info into a few boxes and it'll work. Thats what I used to do when I had an alcatel speedtouch USB modem (plus some other "commercial" stuff is also preconfigured like the nvidia driver, realplayer, acrobat reader, etc etc - again, I didn't mind paying, it made my initial linux experience a lot easier and enjoyable - i.e. hassle free).
Sorry I can't be of any more help - but I don't know that modem at all, I'm guessing from my somewhat ancient "speedtouch experience", but I'll keep an eye on the thread as I might be able to explain other stages if you get stuck!
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