Having gone through a few nightmares, trying to setup my adsl speedtouch usb modem, i eventually succeeded. See post below.
(thanks to this forum)
This internet connection, is now configured to start on boot. Now when i was on the internet, i dowloaded quiet a few update packages and configured the shorewall firewall. Everything worked perferctly.
My kmail worked, i received and sent emails without a problem. I was able to surf and even dowloaded and installed yahoo messenger. Which also worked.
When i decided to reboot to go back to windows for something else, on returning to Mandrake, i saw the modem go through its sequence and i assumed i was connected.
I checked ifconfig in the terminal and i had the ppp0 connection but was unable to surf, send mail or do anything. Then the terminal window stated the following:
Mutex destroy failure. Device or resource busy.
deinit: Fatal IO error: client killed.
deinit: sending SIGHUP to children
deinit: sending SIGTERM to children
I have checked all the files i did for the speedtouch modem and all are as they were when i was able to connect.
Not sure what this error message means and would be grateful for any help on it.
I am using Mandrake 9.0