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Old 09-17-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
Tennis Holligan
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USB modem and Redhat 9 connecting issues


Hi, i currently have a Speed Touch USB modem connected directly on to my computer and, although i've fallowed-or i least like to think so- the online manual instrucions found at redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/getting-started-guide/ch-ppp.htmland, i'm still not able to connect to the internet. I feel as though the online manual does not provide enough information for my case in particular.

Everytime i attempt to connect, i'd get this message: "Cannot activate network device ppp0".

Thanks in advantage and any help or feed-back will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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Try the instructions here:

http://www.webconexion.net/speedtouc...ch_330_usb.php

Worked for me.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 06:47 AM   #3
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Hey man, thanks a lot. I'd certainly tray it.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 11:43 AM   #4
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I have bad news, it did not work. Although we don't have the same USB motem, i was fortunate enough to find a similiar tutorial for my Speed Touch USB in the very same page at webconexion.net/speedtouch/index.php . So, went ahead and downloaded all the necessary files -as required by the tutorial itself- for the installation, burn to a CD and, to later find out that, i couldn't get pass by this:

1b - speedmgmt.tar.gz

Copy the speedmgmt.tar.gz file to /usr/src and decompress as follows:

tar -zxvf speedmgmt.tar.gz

To confirm this has been decompressed correctly, type the following:

whereis mgmt.o

You should receive the following:

mgmt.o: /usr/src/mgmt/mgmt.o

1c - speedtouch-1.1-1.i586.rpm

Install the speedtouch-1.1-1.i586.rpm as follows:

rpm -i speedtouch-1.1-1.i586.rpm

To confirm this has been installed correctly, type the following:

whereis speedtouch.conf

You should receive a response that shows /etc/speedtouch.confas well as other locations, although the others are not relevant in this document.

------------------------------------------------
Here is what i did:
I logged on as root, since i could not understand the intructions shown above in 1B, i though that the wisest thing for me to do, would be to create a Directory named /src, copy the file there and unzip them there. Then i typed at the Shell prompt 'whereis mgmt' and nothing would come out, even though the file was there. All i would get was "mgmt", instead of "mgmt.o: /usr/src/mgmt/mgmt.o"

Step 1C, was very much like 1B.

This guide it's the same as Redhat's 9 Getting on Line Guide, whereby once it's not provide with enough relevant info -and it's assumed that everyone is a Linux guru- and are left pretty much by oneself to figure things out.

Any help or guidence will be great.


 
Old 09-20-2003, 04:24 PM   #5
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Hmmm.

I would go into KDE (or Gnome) and use the "find files" thing in the KDE/Gnome menu. Search for mgmt.o and speedtouch.conf. (make sure you search from "/" and not your home folder)

Once you've found them, move speedtouch.conf (if it's not already there) into /etc and enter wherever mgmt.o is into /etc/speedtouch.conf in the 'microcode="......"' part (once you've moved speedtouch.conf into /etc).

Apart form that, follow the how-to to the letter, and you should be alright.

(The files for the speedtouch 330 were slightly wrong when I used them, as speedtouch.conf was not put into /etc, so you may have to do this yourself as described above.)

The mgmt.o file should be in a folder inside the one where you unpacked the speedmgmt.tar.gz file, but you should be able to find it with the KDE "Find Files" program as above.

Hit me back if this doesn't work.

Dave
 
Old 09-22-2003, 01:24 PM   #6
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I give up man, however i do appreciate your help very much. The tutorial seems so simple yet, i can't figured it out to make it work.

I still don't understand why it won't work, when i've downloaded the right files and had fallowed all the instructions as stated in the tutorial. Although i managed to decompressed the "speedmgmt.tar.gz" into a folder, nothing remotely such as mgmt.o: /usr/src/mgmt/mgmt.o, would prompt at the Shell, whenever i'd type 'whereis mgmt.o' command.

Furthermore, when i try step "1C" to install "speedtouch-1.1-1.i586.rpm" at Shell, i'd get this message saying; "error open of speedtouch failed no such of file or directory", when there both are in my comp!!!lol.


Man this sux, i'm so dissapointed. I've spent too much time on this when i should have been studing. Linux is definably not for the average user. As much as i hate Windows 95, Redhat is even worst.
 
Old 09-22-2003, 09:07 PM   #7
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Sorry, man.

If it's any cosolation, that modem seems to be causing headaches for a *lot* of people.

If you ever feel like another adventure into Linux, Mandrake 9.1 knows how to handle Speedtouch modems straight out the box (you only need to find the mgmt.o file yourself), so you might want to try that next time.

Take it easy now.......

Dave
 
Old 01-12-2005, 07:48 PM   #8
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speed touch 330 redhat 9

hi i have the same probleme i can't be connect with redhat 9
i use speed touch 330
i have try all the instructions in http://www.webconexion.net/speedtouc...ch_330_usb.php
downloading drivers from source forge
but when i would like to be connected it give me an error that modem is not detected in /sbin....
l guess the problem is coming from this thing and i would like if someone can help me or can on my light
when i tape lsmod
it give me usbcore xxxxx x [usb-uhci hid]

i don't understand what is the meaning of hid and what can i do to it

second
i have the first generation of pentium 4 i use the driver speedtouch-1.3.1.tar.gz and i m not sure if is the correct driver

for the latest users i guess the probleme is coming from your-user-id in /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and /etc/ppp/peers/adsl
u must do like this
username@operator (exp: "hajjam@menara")


sorry for my bad english
and thank u for helping
 
Old 01-13-2005, 02:13 AM   #9
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redhat 9 speed touch 330

hi it's me another time yesterday
i have found a helf of problem for my modem
the problem is i use two type of usb uhci and ehci
that means i have two controler in my machines contler and controler1

/etc/modules.conf
alias char-major-108 ppp_generic
alias /dev/ppp ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3 ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-13 n_hdlc
alias tty-ldisc-14 ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-21 bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate
alias usb-controller usb-uhci #i have changeit to usbcontroller1


i have juste modify the script

now my machine can know the modem but the second problem is if if we have one pppoe atm in my country what can i do for the file adsl?

touch /etc/ppp/peers/adsl


debug
kdebug 1
noipdefault
defaultroute
pty "/usr/local/sbin/pppoa3 -vpi 0 -vci 38"
sync
user "your-user-id" # change this to your user name
usepeerdns
persist
maxfail 5


i guess here the file is for an american users (pppoa atm protocol)
and i guess here we use a pppoe atm protocol please help me if some one know the solution.
 
  


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