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Well... I've read through some of the threads about the DSL problems... but everyone seems to be at a later step than I am. I've unzipped, un"tarred", ran make, then it sent a buncha files into the /etc/hotplug folder.
I see a buncha files ending with .agent and a folder called usbmodem (it includes a "program" but I can't run it).
I modprobed usb.agent... but the terminal is saying it can't find usb.agent.
What do I do now? I'm really confused on how to install this thing. Thanks for all the help!
Now, so you remember, i am "LQ's" most useless nugget, but, I did find a copy of a speed touch RPM at sourceforge (I think thats where I got it anyway), and I even burned it onto cdr. But have just looked you up and got a "this person has asked not to receive e-mail through linux questions" prompt, I can't even e-mail to you.
Inconsiderate git!!! how can a nugget like me ever assist someone when I can't even get their e-mail address!!!especially as i've only just learned how to bounce e-mails and files around using "Satan's Software" let alone linux!!!!
Nah, only joking, but my bruv did manage to get my speedtouch configured, and I have got a copy of a speedtouch rpm, though I don't know if it'll work.
When I was messing about trying (and failing) to get mandy 8.2 to dual boot every time I installed the mandy, it just came up with unable to locate speedtouch_RPM
So you're saying you DO have a rpm for speedtouch? Well, I finally got Mandrake to work wiht my modem w/out the rpm and such. (spent a week figuring it out :P )
Y'know, you COULD always PM me... u donn't have to send by email...
Why don't you just request your DSL provider for an Ethernet DSL modem??, it's way better than USB dsl modems anyway!, and no need of getting alsmo impossible to get rpms...just get Roaring penguine and voila!...those DSL usb modems are just a plain head egg...they should be called WinDSLmodems just like regular Winmodems...
it's probably to do with the various parts of the push to change peoples internet access from dial up to boradband. Not sure were u r HP300, but if you are in the UK you can't fail to have heard something about the efforts to push the so called Broadband Britain.
Just read www.theregister.co.uk on a regular basis for a brief (if a little tounge in cheek) view of all the stuff about whether BT are a help or hinderance in promoting broadband.
Personally, I reckon it's part of a global conspiracy by the "good idea's club". That there's a couple of truck's filled with shit loads of alcatel speed touch adsl usb modem traveling round europe.
When one service provider fails to sell them all they ship 'em to the next one until they discover that they can be a pain in the arse.
To be truthful, the modem is a piece of cake to set up 4 windows and it works fine (except for that phrase - windows) it appears that all alcatel (thomson group/whatever they want to call themselves) need to do, is to provide a proper bit of software, even if it has to be a "generalised" RPM with minimal configuration i.e. put the name of your provider here and the type of service your provider uses (pppoe/pppoa etc) there and maybe even "the linux distro used" (so it even knows where the various distro's like to put the various files etc) somewhere else type thing and it would be an excellent piece of kit.
As I said, under windows it seems to be a good bit of kit, and under linux it's a bit like pissing in the wind - possible but not very helpful
I have DSL its not that i dont know about it I'm asking why would you use a USB modem as opposed to an ethernet. Some may say mobility well they both unplug easy. And USB is slower if you like that sorta of thing, it might be better when they make usb 2.0 modems but still it makes no sense. When I got my dsl they asked do you want ethernet or usb? I should slapped that guy!