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Old 12-04-2002, 03:06 PM   #16
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Ok,

This is what i have downloaded to floppy:

ONE

TWO

When i ran the command cp /mnt/floppy/SpeedTouch.tar.gz /mnt/floppy/speedmgmt.tar.gz /tmp i get the following text: cp: cannot stat ' /mnt/floppy/Speedmgmt.tar.gz: no such file or directory

When i ran the command cd /tmp
tar xfvz SpeedTouch.tar.gz
tar xfvz speedmgmt.tar.gz

I get the following:

tar (child): Speedtouch.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory.
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar:child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous error

Believe me this is chinese to me......lol

Hope this helps you to help me...........again many thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 04:36 PM   #17
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well, you have already had it unarchived within windows, what I'd suggest don't decomperss the files in Windows, just get the tarballs (.tar.gz files) onto floppy, and you are still missing one file which is speedmgmt (there was unpacked version of it on the boot floppy you had earlier), so download the files again but don't decompress them (don't unzip them), when downloading choose Save to disk, not Open from current location, ok?
 
Old 12-04-2002, 05:01 PM   #18
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As requested:

I have redownloaded all three files again and they are all on one floppy.

They are zip files: unzipped.

Sarlib-0.2.4
Speedmgmt.tar
Speedtouch-1.5.tar

Will wait for further instruction from you before doing anything else.

Many thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 05:44 PM   #19
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OK, get the floppy to your linux setup.
mount floppy, go to floppy directory
cd /mnt/floppy
and post the output of
ls -l

Type ls -l (they are all lower case L's like LS -L in lower case) in the terminal in /mnt/floppy directory, and post here what the system outputs to you.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 06:26 PM   #20
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Ok, just hope i have followed your instructions correctly:

I mounted floppy;

I typed ls -l

The output is as follows:

total 320
rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16987 Dec 4.23.52 Sarlib-0.2.4.tgz*
rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 293547 Dec.4.23.57 speedmgmt.tar.gz*
rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15591 Dec 4.23.45 speedtouch 1.5.tar.gz
[root local host floppy]#

Jeez, hope this helps, as i am befuddled...........thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 06:32 PM   #21
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Gotta turn in over here, hopefully i can continue tomorrow. Really appreciate the time and help you have put in.

If i can get linux on the internet i owe you a six pack..
 
Old 12-04-2002, 06:59 PM   #22
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Ok, we'll continue tomorrow, if you wish you can read a good online book on linux for beginners it is available from here if you didn't notice go to the home of LQ and follow the Links section it is called Linux Cookbook, ah what the heck here is the link http://linuxquestions.org/links/out_...e5707aae&ID=13
 
Old 12-05-2002, 03:01 AM   #23
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Well refreshed and longing to get mandrake on line. By the way thanks for that link. Very interesting.

Will be online most of the time here so will wait for your reply as re: above..
 
Old 12-05-2002, 03:20 AM   #24
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I found this thread, not sure if it is the same case as my situation:

I shall leave it in your hands.......

http://www.mail-archive.com/newbie@l...msg110345.html
 
Old 12-05-2002, 07:44 AM   #25
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Yep, this is exactly the same situation, and here is the link for RPM package http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/mandra...3mdk.i586.html
it can be installed with RPMdrake on your system, just read through HOW-TO's that will be provided for you once you install the package, the docs will be in /usr/share/doc/speedtouch/ directory when you install the package, once more RPM's are installed on your system through RPMDrake - dig through start menu it should be somewhere in System tools or Packaging tools.
 
Old 12-05-2002, 08:08 AM   #26
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Hi neo77777

I was afraid of that

Not sure i follow you here. I have downloaded to floppy all the things you asked my to yesterday. Still on floppy.

I have just downloaded that RPM package, now do i stick that on the same floppy or what.

Do i try to install the RPM package first, using the mount floppy command?

need assurance............thanks
 
Old 12-05-2002, 08:58 AM   #27
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ok first try RPM package, through it on the floppy, go to linux system mount the floppy and issue the following command
rpm -ihv /mnt/floppy/speed*.rpm
it should print ###### marks and the prompt should be returned to you.
then open mozilla/konqueror/any other web/file browser and in the address location type
/usr/share/doc/speedtouch/SpeedTouch-HOWTO-en.html
the How-to will be present to you. Read it.
I didn't mention it but I don't have a USB ADSL modem, so I cannot tell the specifics, and guess what you should be prepared for lots of reading and dicephering reading material if you want your linux setup to tick, I found wealth of info here regarding your modem here is the search results
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending
I am not telling you to ... off, really, I will be glad to help you, but there are also bits where you must help yourself, so for now I am leaving you with what we got so far, read the How-To, I'd try to find it as well to read it through (I don't have an alcatel speedtouch USB modem nor Mandrake/RPM-based setup handy. I'll talk to you later, ok?
 
Old 12-05-2002, 09:08 AM   #28
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Understood neo77777,

it does seem a far more daunting job that i first thought.

I have found this link and printed out the 10 pages, ( 10)

http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/howto.html

Will run through it and see what the end result is.

Many thanks again for your time and assistance
 
Old 12-05-2002, 10:32 AM   #29
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No problem, I'll be following up on our progress, ok?
 
Old 12-06-2002, 06:17 PM   #30
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your speedtouch snags

When I first tried to get my speedtouch going, I was using 8.2, now that was a pain in the arse. In relative terms, 9.0 was a doddle!!!

I will try and relate/recall what I did to get the microcode into the speedtouch directory:-

I downloaded the driver from the Thomson-Alcatel site and saved it to floppy (under window$ XP).

I booted back into mandrake (9.0), you put the floppy into the drive, and (presuming that you are using KDE) click once on the "removeable media" icon. Then click on the "floppy" icon

I got the speedmgmt.tar file into my home directory using drag and drop, I seem to recall that if offers you a copy here prompt - obviously yes.

Once you have got it there, remove the floppy.


Then I went into konsole, and did tar zxvf speedmgmt.tar.gz. It should give you a bunch of files including one called mgmt/mgmt.o - that's the baby that you want. You can do a little check here by minimizing the shell and you should see a file folder in your home directory labelled "mgmt" if you click on it, you will see graphic's of the files you got when you did the tar zxvf stuff in the shell (Oh and I haven't the faintest idea what the directory folder is doing there, but I just left it there for that bloke Justin - you know him, Justin Case!!!)

Now go back into the shell and you will then need to su into root (su enter - followed by your root password - enter)

You will then need to type cd mgmt which changes you into the mgmt directory (it just gives you a # prompt)

You then need to type cp mgmt.o /usr/share/speedtouch

Then with any luck and my memory being accurate your mothers brother is called robert!!!

You can check this by minimising you shell, going back into your home directory and in the address line where it gives you the

file:/ whatever, delete it all back to the file:/ bit and type /u that should give you a drop down with the file tree name bits, select /usr/ which you can select /usr/share from and that should give you quite a few directory folders, scroll down to find speedtouch and click that (once, dont forget, youre in KDE not window$) and you should then see some sort of file image thingy called mgmt.o

Erm, I'll double check it in a while as I'm in window$ at the mo


regards

John

p.s. the people here are vvv helpful, but I also sometimes use
the mandrake users board which is a little more mandrake specific

p.s.(mark2) I have done the edit to this post after checking that my solution works and yes, I had to ask how to do what you are trying to do as well!!!!

Last edited by bigjohn; 12-06-2002 at 06:57 PM.
 
  


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