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Old 06-16-2002, 10:51 PM   #1
BorgKing
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Unhappy Need help with USB Alcatel (very close to finishing!)


Ok, I've installed the drivers by Benuit, and I actually got the Net to work once (but then I had to format and reinstall Linux so I could get some programs to work). I've followed every step exactly the way it should've been. But I still can't connect. For some reason, Linux keeps trying to use my Network card to connect to Bellsouth (even though I have a USB Alcatel Speedtouch PPPoA). Can someone PLEASE help me through this. If I can't get the internet working... I can't really get to learn Linux. PLEASE HELP. THANK YOU!
 
Old 06-17-2002, 08:41 AM   #2
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I really don't wanna do this, but I'm bumping it because I really need to get my modem on Linux working! No one in my area can help me, and I've read the guides by Benuit and etc. Please! Help! I'm desperate this time, this would probably be my 5th time posting about this modem problem. Thanks everyone for putting up with me.
 
Old 06-17-2002, 09:55 AM   #3
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speedtouch f*****g usb modems

As a fully paid up linux nugget (lower than newbie) during my attempt to migrate from "billy g's beast" I have managed to down load most of the bits (i think) that I will need to config my speed touch. The distro's that I have tried are mandrake 8.2 and SuSE 8.0 personal. the SuSE makes no mention of the speed touch and according to the SuSE manuals, the installer thing (YaST2) wil only auto config a PPPoE modem/link/whatever (and not the PPPoA that my isp uses). The mandrake looks as good as it seems to acknowledge the existance of the speedtouch modem and promptly refused to auto configure it, but it did say that it couldn't find the "speedtouch_RPM" it was a step in the right direction, but as it totally destroyed my windows boot loader (and meant that I had to waste hours reloading the windows) I nuked it and re-installed the SuSE.

If you have a dig around the linux-usb.sourceforge.net site I seem to recall that there is a "speedtouch_RPM" for download. The "HOWTO" that I have used for advise/suggestions/links etc is the one written by Johan Verrept (who I believe wrote the driver for alcatel in the first place) I got it from the souceforge site.

As it appears that you are leaps and bounds ahead of me in linux knowledge these directions may be of some help. If not, file under "S" for shredder or "B" for bin.

Regards
John

p.s. I am that much of a linux nugget at the moment, that I am still looking for the man page for the command "MORON!




 
Old 06-17-2002, 12:35 PM   #4
BorgKing
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True, I did use the guide and it did work one time, then I was stupid enough to format and reinstall linux. Now it's being gay and can't seem to figure out that my DSL is a external USB dialup, not some friggin eth0 netowrk card! ARG, even though Mandrake 8.2 recognizes the drivers I installed (1.1), it even says adsl_speedtouch, it still tries to dialup using the netowrk card. HELP!
 
Old 06-17-2002, 02:14 PM   #5
BorgKing
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YES!

WAHAHAHA! I've got it working! WAHAHA!!!!
All I did was RE-install (again) the drivers.
./configure
make install

then edited the /etc/ppp/options + /etc/ppp/peers/adsl according to what the guide said.
Then launched it by pppd call adsl
then bam!, once I type ifconfig
I saw the ppp0 connected! WHEE!!!
Thanks everyone who helped me, and especially that person who gave me the great guide at usb.linux.whateva it was LOL
THANKS!
 
Old 06-17-2002, 04:59 PM   #6
BorgKing
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ARG! It doesnt work (AGAIN). After a simple restart, the pppd call adsl command doesn't connect my modem to the net. Damn it.. not again...
Can someone help me?
 
Old 08-18-2002, 12:40 PM   #7
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Look in pppoe.config file
Does it say
"# When you configure a variable, DO NOT leave spaces around the "=" sign.
# Ethernet card connected to ADSL modem
ETH-eth0 "?
 
Old 08-18-2002, 12:51 PM   #8
MasterC
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Re: speedtouch f*****g usb modems

Quote:
Originally posted by bigjohn
....
p.s. I am that much of a linux nugget at the moment, that I am still looking for the man page for the command "MORON!
http://man.linuxquestions.org/index....ction=0&type=2

Sorry, I tried to find it for ya. Must be a commercial app with it's own man page.
 
Old 08-22-2002, 01:05 PM   #9
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I think I've got it.
First check that your adsl file has the right vpi and vci numbers.
The go to the /etc/sysconfig/network file and put a # in front of the line that starts "gateway...
This stops your machine trying to connect via eth0 and so it will use the USB by default instead.
Then do your modem_run

Nick
 
Old 10-08-2002, 12:46 PM   #10
michal
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I have similar problem. My ASDL connection is working for about one day, and then stops. Then i try to 'pppd call dsl-provider', but ifconfig dont shows ppp0. After some time i reinstall pppoe and it is again working fo rabout one day... HELP!!!
 
  


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