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Old 04-21-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
jamsh
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Installing USB modem drivers


I have just got a Knoppix Live CD, which works perfectly, but I cannot get online. I have an old Dell XPS T500 and have to use the USB modem supplied by my ISP (UK ONLINE)as there is no card installed. I have found the drivers for this modem (Voyager 105) and have managed to get them into the Knoppix Home Folder via a floppy disc. They are sitting there waiting for the next step.
So, my question is, what do I do next??
 
Old 04-21-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
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What's in the package you downloaded? Is it source code or a binary?
 
Old 04-21-2006, 02:25 PM   #3
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I downloaded the file from Eciadsl - this is it - eciadsl-usermode_0.11-1_i386.deb
 
Old 04-25-2006, 03:29 PM   #4
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Ah, looks like a Debian package (Knoppix is built on Debian, IIRC). I haven't actually installed .deb files before, but I'd guess that you should be able to just click on it and the package manager will open (although Knoppix might not have one). Debian users, any comments?
 
Old 04-27-2006, 03:30 AM   #5
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Problem Solved

I got rid of the USB modem and bought a Network card for 4.99 and a Dynamode 4port router/modem for 18 and lo and behold! - there was instant internet on Linux without doing a thing. Excellent!!
 
Old 04-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #6
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Yeah, that's the nice thing about Linux and hardware - when you get some supported hardware, you can just plug it in and it works right out of the box without any configuration or driver installation or anything.
 
  


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