Well, I finally give up on 2.6.10 and install Slackware 10.1 with 2.4.29 kernel, and guess what guys, it works!
(Thanks to all you help
the darn driver complies nicely without any problem at all.
but during the last two phase of installtion (according to the readme file), when I issue a command:
ifconfig hsb0 up
the result was an error, saying that no such device exist.
here is the full readme text:
'First, uncompressing the packaged: USBNET_E2_LINUX_062802_REL1.7.tar.gz
#tar zxvpf USBNET_E2_LINUX_062802_REL1.7.tar.gz
A directory named e2 will be created under current directory.
Second, Changing directory to the "e2" directory.
Third, compiling the source code.
At last, copy the firmware file "CnxE2Fw.bin" to directory "/etc".
#cp CnxE2Fw.bin /etc/CnxE2Fw.bin
Now, you can install the driver by the command below under current directory:
If you would like to installing driver anywhere else, Please copy the e2.o to
the directory: /lib/modules/2.4.xx-xxx/kernel/drivers/usb first.
If the network doesn't up automatically, you must run the following commands to activate the net adapter.
-->*this is where I get stuck* #ifconfig hsb0 up
#dhcpcd -n hsb0
Upgrade the firmware:
Replace the firmware file "/etc/CnxE2Fw.bin" with the new release. Note that the file
name must be case sensitive.'
I use 'dmesg | less' to check if my kernel is loaded with USB support, and it did, I also have hotplug enable.
Do I input the wrong device address? if so then how can I check what address my USB modem is on?
Thank in advance again guys, you're the greatest.