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Old 06-20-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
johnerskine
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SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal - not connecting to the Internet with Speedtouch 330 Modem


I've just installed SuSE Linux 9.1 Personal on my Dell Dimension 4600, and have tried to connect to my ISP (Pipex) using a Speedtouch 330 Modem. It's not working, and after some searching I've found a Dutch site with a short howto (pschram/english.htm)

and have downloaded the usb modem microcode, the drivers (from sourceforge.net) and the configuration files. I've saved them all to CD, and have loaded them in my home/bin directory, but I can't seem to open them in YaST

1. Has anyone any idea whether this will work?
2. How do I unpack the code and make it work in SuSE; I've tried opening it in YaSt but it won't seem to find it

Any help gratefully received
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:21 AM   #2
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what format are the codes? .rpm .tar.gz .bin .run each type needs a different approach.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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these are the files

speedmgmt.tar.gz
file: /speedtouchconf/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz
config_files.tar.gz

many thanks
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:05 AM   #4
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hi,

these are all compressed archive files. to extract the files lurking therein, assuming you're using kde, open up konqueror, right-click the file, then select 'extract here' from the drop-down menu.

a new directory will be created, into which all the archived files will be written.

post back and let us know what the files are - YaST can only install RPMs, and it's possible you might have source code files instead..
 
Old 06-21-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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Tested with suse 9.0 -> it works

If you happen to speak a little French go to http://perso.menara.ma/~lixy/.
otherwise, http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/script.html, that's a cool script to connect straight forward.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:24 AM   #6
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You could use KDE, but as there are more things you need to do, you might also open a shell and type:

tar -xzf [file name]

which will 'unzip' the files into a new directory. Then:

cd [new directory]

and check if there's a readme file which will explain how to install the files. Probably it will tell you to:

./configure
make
make install

(you'll have to 'su' somewhere along the line)
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:52 AM   #7
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Many thanks to everyone who has advised me so far - I'll try these tonight when I get on to my home machine.

Sorry for the stupid question, but how do I open a shell in SuSE? (My version 9.1 Personal.)
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:57 AM   #8
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In KDE, lizard head (start menu) -> konsole
Good luck
 
Old 06-21-2004, 10:59 AM   #9
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Or in the task bar look for a picture of a screen with a shell infront of it.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:51 PM   #10
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Still having problems - have loaded the speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/script.html files to my home directory; and the associated zip file, but when I go into konsole and log on as root it won't recognise them

sample of what is happening here

"Password:

linux:/home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz # tar xzvf home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz

tar: home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory

tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

tar: Child returned status 2

tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

linux:/home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz # cd

linux:~ # cd /home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004

bash: cd: /home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004: No such file or directory"

any ideas on how I can get this to run?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 02:33 AM   #11
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Are you sure the files are indeed loaded in your HOME directory? If so, are you sure your HOME directory is home/john/bin/
In console, go to HOME with: <prompt>cd
then list the files in directory: <prompt>ls -ail
check your HOME directory's path with: <prompt>echo $HOME
 
Old 07-03-2004, 05:14 PM   #12
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Here's your mistake,a mistake of "name". Looking at you've wrotten, you've tried to run "tar" inside the folder /home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz. This is what you've done:
linux:/home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz # tar xzvf home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz
The correct command is:
linux:/home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz # tar xzvf /home/john/bin/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004.tar.gz

Note that the difference is that you folder is named /home/john.....
:-) Good luck!

Edit: if all goes well and tar decompress the file, you could access to this folder with the command cd /home/john/speedtouchconf-19-06-2004/

Last edited by Bosnja; 07-03-2004 at 05:17 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 12:11 PM   #13
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make sure you use the dash as well: tar -xzvf etc.
 
  


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