I am new to linux but think of all the hassle as very interesting and educative: you really have everything in your own hand, which feels really cool, the other side however is that i already struggle with this 'alcatel' modem for 2 weeks.
I did previous attempts with linux, but now i am so fed up with bill's crap that im gonna have a major go this time: I want this to work.
I choose for te speedbundle solution (kernel pppoe solution) and not benoit's solution (usermode ppp-atm solution). because of my provider who uses pppoe.
I read all the howtos and more of them, did make, compile error, got a new version of the code from CVS, make, make install, replaced the formware, editing the scripts and now i ALMOST have the connection up and running
modem_run: ADSL synchronization has been obtained
modem_run: ADSL line is up (1024 kbit/s down | 320 kbit/s up)
sounds good but then comes pppd:
kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
pppd: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.2b3
pppd: In file /etc/ppp/peers/speedtch: unrecognized option 'nas0'
nas0 is written in the /etc/ppp/peers/speedtch
(holds ppp options) as last option
apparently the nas0 is an interface (to what) which is is not up and
gives me some error like:
no such interface defined
typing only 'ifconfig' gives me 'lo' and some data so..??!?!?
I ASSUME this nas0-stuff has to do with modules.conf.
various howtos instructed me to add some aliasses (NOT called nas0) to this file, but my compu (or my ps2-mouse) sometimes freezed on bootup: i removed the aliases and it was better after that. Is editing this file dangerous? should i define nas0 in here,and if yes how?
To influence the moment the driver should load I copied the line labelled 'speedtch' from the file /lib/modules/kernelversion/modules.usbmap to the file
/etc/hotplug/usb.usermap. This because i read the hotplugging-module registeres drivers from the kernel-location files at a later stage and concurrently with other processes and i encountered inconsistent behaviour (sometimes link went up, somethimes NOT with errors, maybe due to concurrency issues.
now i seem to get ASDSL-line up consistenly when i boot
but also this ppp-errormsg 'unknow option nas0'
one other strange message:
/etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup usbcore from usb.handmap for USB product 698/9999/1
modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module usbcore
sounds urgent but the modem can be found, usb seems to work then: is this a problem?
what should i do to get this device-interface nas0 'up and running'?? something needed in modules.conf?? is it the clue that i link this device to a hotplug-device?
What is the problem with usbcore? The module is just not there because
modprobe 'sdfsd' also gives: Can't locate module 'sdfsd' : same message!
Do i need to solve this also with an -alias 'something' usbcore- in modules.conf?
Thanks for helping out ...
oh ja i have:
Suse 90, pIII, kernel 2.4.21-99 and PPP 2.4.2b3