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So I've been using Linux for 2 years now and I love it...
I started with RedHat which always got me happy until I got a bit more demanding, then I started getting crashes.
So now I have a project for which I I need uptime...so I decided to change my server from RadHat 7.2 to Slackware 8.1 =)
This server kept my ADSL connection alive and some other services...
This whole thing takes 15mns to configure on RedHat.....but I've been fighting with Slackware for 3 days now....I can't find nearly as much information nor help on the net.
Here is what has been done:
Apparently Slackware does not support USB by default on it's kernels! (that I must say from a user point of view is not very "in the move"). So I decided to compile a new kernel...with all the USB options (since I can't seem to find a SiNGLE doc on which options to enable, module or not). Everything went great. So I installed the new kernel....
WHat's new...is that now I can finally mount the USBDEVFS. but my modem leeds still don't light up on boot time.
so I "lsmod".......and realise that the modules that I put in /etc/modules are not loaded! actually none of my modules are loaded...
I don't understand why it is soo complicated...as I am using very common stuff.
Please help me.....I must admit I am loosing faith....because I wonder how it can be so easy on one distro and so darn complicated on the other.
Hi. I'm new to these forums but I have a similar problem to the originator of this thread.
My /proc/bus/usb directory is empty.
I am trying to setup the speedtouch modem with slackware 8.1. I've followed the method for Benoits driver but when I run "modem_run -m -f /usr/mgmt.o" I get a message telling me the system can't see my modem and to look in /proc/bus/usb/devices.
But the devices bit is missing!!
I've tried adding "none /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs none 0 0" to my fstab but still no joy.
I can now get modem_run to work (modem lights flash etc). Then I do pppd call adsl and ifconfig ppp0. The output from the latter shows a zero after every entry. I thought there would be an indication of the upstream and downstream speeds. Is this right?
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-comperss-24 ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26 ppp_deflate