Speedtouch issue with Mandrake 10.1, 126.96.36.199 kernel, usbfs
I've changed my kernel from 188.8.131.52-24mdk to 2.6.11-6mdk. The new kernel is better, except that I'm having some USB problems, especially with my Alcatel Speedtouch 330 (I know ... get a real router). But, for the time being, here's the problem:
Configuring the modem using speedtouchconf.sh from the speedtouchconf-10-Nov-2004.tar.gz package works fine, and the modem connects to the internet. However, if - after a reboot - I try to connect with "/etc/init.d/speedtouch start" or if I break an active connection and try "pppd call adsl" the modem will not connect and my logs fill with lines containing:
usbfs: USBDEVFS_BULK failed
Trying to mount usbdevfs devices manually returns:
mount: fs type usbdevfs not supported by kernel
I don't want to rely on the configuration script for my connection, but I can't work out what that script is doing that the /etc/init.d/speedtouch script isn't. I'd appreciate any advice.