Installing Speedtouch 330 USB Modem on Fedora core 2.6
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Installing Speedtouch 330 USB Modem on Fedora core 2.6
Can anyone help an absolute newbie install my speedtouch 330 (silver) modem? I have tried to follow the Steve Parker sheet but at the second command 'cd speedtouchconf..........' all I get is 'no such directory' and that is as far as I can get. I've only had Linux a few weeks and don't know much about it, so please tell me step by step if you can help. I've downloaded drivers etc on to CD using my WinXP partition and managed to copy the speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004.tar.gz into the root directory, but I am stuck at this point.
Well where to begin? cd is a command that means change directory. man cd will tell you more. When you open a terminal it opens in your home folder, /home/stevecook or whatever. To work in a different folder you use the cd command. A regular user doesn't have permission to write in the root directory (I assume that you mean the folder / and not /root, root's home folder?) so the first thing is become root. Enter su then the root password then cd /
tar xzf speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004.tar.gz
Now you need to copy the firmware for the modem into the speedtouchconf folder. If you have it on your hard drive somewhere then change the /path/to/firmware.bin in this next command for the real path and name
I've managed to get a little further now, the cd speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004 worked and I put in the rev4fw.zip which I presume replaces the alcaudsl.sys because I have the silver modem, but when I type ./speedtouchconf.sh nothing happens. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
I just tried the ./speedtouchconf.sh again after a reboot while in the speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004 folder and I got the same error message as you predicted ie. 'bash: ./speedtouchconf.sh: No such file or directory'. Does this mean I've downloaded the wrong or a corrupted file?
It probably means you weren't in the speedtouchconf folder. If you're not used to thinking in terms of the path to a file or folder it would probably be best if you open a terminal, type cd, leave a space and then drag and drop the speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004 folder into the terminal window and let it fill the path in. Press enter and then drag the speedtouchconf.sh script into the terminal and press enter.
I've looked in the speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004 folder and speedtouchconf.sh only exists with .mo attached to the end of it and typing ./speedtouchconf.sh.mo doesn't do anything. I've looked at the information on the download page for the speedtouch.conf files with different dates but the information given doesn't mean anything to me, so I'm wondering if I've downloaded the wrong one. Help!
I did exactly what you suggested but still get the 'no such file or directory' message when I run ./speedtouchconf.sh - I think there must be a problem with speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004.tar.gz, when I ls -al there is no speedtouchconf.sh in the list. Should I try downloading a different version? and if so which would you recommend. The Steve Parker sheet said to download the latest but that isn't working for me.
I downloaded a different version (speedtouchconf-03-Nov-2004.tar.gz) and the whole installation ran like clockwork right up to the end when it said I was connected but the DNS was probably not configured and to check it out. I'm afraid I don't have a clue as to how to go about this. I found Dynamic Name Server on the menu but there doesn't appear to be anything in there. Any ideas?
Yes, check what it says in the file /etc/ppp/resolv.conf. It should look something like this
You can either copy it into /etc or make a symbolic link from /etc pointing at it. If /etc/ppp/resolv.conf looks good become root, remove the /etc/resolv.conf that isn't working for you and make the link
rm -f resolv.conf
ln -s ppp/resolv.conf
I couldn't find /etc/ppp/resolv.conf but I found a broken link to it in /etc/resolv.conf. The message said 'can't be used because it's target /etc/ppp/resolv.conf doesn't exist. I've searched for other versions but without success. Can I create this file myself or download it from somewhere?