By vangelis at 2006-06-01 13:18
I had a problem along many others when purchased my new pc. I purchased
an AMD64 +3200 processor and since ofcourse I wanted to install a 64bit
My dsl modem was working perfectly with x86 suse 10.1 (and 10 and 9.3)
but when I installed the 64bit version.
It wasn't recognized from Suse.
From a short search I found out that two modules were missing, although
in x86 were loaded, in x86_64 were not.
So let's start.
Since kernels later than 2.6.10 include the driver for this modem I had
to do the below:
Install from YaST the kernel sources, gcc, and make so as to compile the modules. Optionally you can install kinternet so as to connect with just a click.
In a root terminal do:
That command generates the configuration for your kernel and your
modules as is right now.
And since I didn't want to mess with my kernel I changed only one
search for a commented line saying
that means it will be compiled as a module.
delete the # character and write
Save the file
Here it will find that something different is in the config file and ask
you about many drivers.
On every question answer N - you don't need most of them they are
experimental and may make your system unstable(as mine was first time I
You only need 2 modules.
USB_UEAGLE and PPPOATM
when you see those two answer m and when it's finished
That's it now. Since you have a 64bit processor, it means it's fast and it won't take long.
I suggest you to now run it with X loaded. It would be faster, just give the command
do all the above and after that just a '#init 5' (without the quotes) is enough to load X.
When everything finishes I followed the firmware installation from the eagle-usb project
You have the kernel modules so you only need the firmware data.
Just grab the file from
extract it in a temp directory and enter it
create a dir in /lib/firmware named ueagle-atm
and copy everything from the extracted directopy
user@penguin:~/temp/ueagle-data-1.1#cp -a *
unplug and replug the modem.
Check with dmesg command for the lines saying
it should blink for a while also.
usb 1-2: [ueagle-atm] modem operational
usb 1-2: [ueagle-atm] ATU-R firmware version : 43e2ead7
Now only kinternet needs to be setup so as to make the connection with just a single click!
Ofcourse it needs to be installed first
At YaST do the following.
Network Devices --> DSL
(tab DSL devices) --> Add
PPP Mode --> PPP over ATM
VPI/VCI --> 8.35 (mine worked like that, I 've read that you can get it from your ISP, but I don't know if the phone support even knows that, at least here in Greece)
Device Activation --> Here read the options it gives, choose everything that suits you.
User Controlled --> Checked (if you want to use kinternet to connect)
Next --> Choose your provider or create one if not in list.
Now fire up kinternet and click it.
Happy safe surfing!
Feel free to contact me for any mistakes above or questions!