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Just installed Mandrake 8.1 and all went perfectly well. One problem when i tried to configure my internet connection, which is an ADSL by Alcatel. Mandrake wizard told me to download the new driver from alcatel. On my other os, i downloaded this driver which is in zip form. How do i get it from my windows os onto the linux os and how would i install it. Baffled here....thanks
I don't know how you could get these drivers to work on Linux...but I know a way to get your ADSL modem working.
Go to http://www.roaringpenguin.com and download the lates version of the rp-pppoe program. Get the RPM package since you are using Mandrake. Install that RPM from a terminal or with rpminst or just follow the instructions you were given on the RoaringPenguin site. Type adsl-start in a terminal to start your connection, adsl-status to view your connection's status, and adsl-stop to stop your connection.
It worked perfectly for me...And I think it should for you.
Sorry Artamir, hows that. Did not work, i am unable to install the RP-RPPoE program. Mandrake via the connection wizard said that for my ADSL speedtouch modem, i only need the driver from alcatel. This i have put to floppy but i am unable to get it onto Linux. Forget not, i am but a novice, a newbie and first timer at linux. Baffled by this command line thingymejibs. Still reckon i have to start somewhere and this forum looks good to me. Many thanks anyway.........
if it has a .zip extention than it's not the right one. go back to alcatel and get the linux driver, you need the file with the tar.gz extention. then read the install or readme file that's included for installation instructions. it's usually :
but check the install or readme for exact information.
Well had ago but came up against the following: I typed as you instructed Artamir and always got the following response: No such file or directory. One other reply i had was " mount:/dev/fd0 is not a valid block device"....I was signed is as root. thanks.
I am running Mandrake 8.1 and on install, it looked like all was going well.
I did as instructed and found the mgmt.o file in the tarball from Alcatel.
I copied this single file onto a floppy (on my Win2kPro machine).
Logged into the linux box as myself, I mounted the floppy (using the icon on my KDE desktop (I am UberNewbie!). On seeing mgmt.o on the floppy, I right-clicked it and chose copy.
I closed the floppy window. Right-clicked on the Desktop and chose paste. Now it was firmly on the linux box.
I logged out and back in as root (GUI 'cos I is sh1t at cmd line at the mo), I opened a konqueror window and navigated to the /home/furrie/desktop (or whatever it was)... I found the mgmt.o file in there and copied it to /usr/share/speedtouch
Now I am a bit further, but am clueless as to get it working from here!
Hope this helps you.
I will keep trawling the forums to find the answer to my/our problems...
I have posted my question(s) for my problem(s) elsewhere...
Thanks furrie, sorry about the delay in replying but have been away. How did you get on with the alcatel speed touch install?? Me i gave up and went back to windows. I have decided to have another go at linux in a few days and hope i can get past the speedtouch stage....lol. Good luck and if i can find some more info will post it.........thanks
Hi furrie, hey, my pc is not some pre-dated hunk of dos. lol. Darn things new and smoking with newbie things. My problem is understanding linux. Now that i have been bitten with it, i must, i repeat must understand how it works. So will be installing again on the 2nd Jan 02. Not sure what that site you send me implies, grateful for any further info though. Thanks for you time........