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I have been connecting and disconnecting my Alcatel Speedtouch 330 ADSL modem by using the commands:
When disconnecting using the stop command I have always received the following message:
"Shutting down ADSL connection: process in pidfile `/var/run/ppp0.p", shortly followed by "done".
However, since connecting an Epson 870 USB printer about a week ago I now receive the following message when disconnecting the modem:
"Shutting down ADSL connection: process in pidfile `/var/run/ppp0.pid 'usbcore:
Device or resource busy failed".
In spite of this, the modem appears to switch off correctly, ie the two green lights go out. Has anyone any idea why I have now started to receive these "failed" messages? I can only assume it is somehow connected to the fact that I have now added a USB printer to my computer. The strange thing is that I still get this "failed" message when I use the modem stop command whether the printer is physically connected or not. I only plug it in if I actually want to do some printing: not every time I use the computer.
I suppose this is not really a big problem as even though I get a "failed" message, the modem appears to be disconnecting properly, but I'm one of those people who finds error messages slightly irritating and likes to try and get rid of them !!
the only advice i can give with adsl modems and the connection to the net is...if its not broken don`t fix it! usb adsl modems are not the easiest of things to get a direct connection to the net with so...if it`s not a major prob and u can still diss then I shouldn`t worry about it too much
But u never know someone may post a solution :-)