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Old 12-18-2003, 04:46 AM   #1
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alcatel speed touch usb in mandrake 9.1

Can someone please help me with my problem

I am running mandrake 9.1 and may i say it is refreshing change to using windows. I much prefer linux, but i have a problem in that i cant use my adsl connection in mandrake (yet)

My dial up modem is set to work ok, but my alcatel speedtouch is not working

i followed the wizard and downloaded the mgtm.o file and put it in /usr/share/speedtouch

however i cant get my adsl connection to start.

all the fields are filled in ok in the wizard eg. dns etc

so i opened a console and typed whereis mgmt.o and it came up as just mgmt.o: and nothing else.

so i typed cd /usr/share/speedtouch

and typed ls

and it was listed there so i cant understand it

also i typed lsmod

and lspci

and there was no listing at all for the usb alcatel

i really hope someone can help me as i am desperate to bin windows and just use linux but this is stopping me

thanks in advance

ps, im a bit of a novice as you can proberbly tell
Old 12-18-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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Try usbview, as root in a console. Since it's a usb device, it won't show up under lspci. If usbview isn't installed, try the command urpmi usbview, and insert the CD it asks for, then once it's installed, try usbview again. It should show you if your PC can see the Alcatel.
Old 12-18-2003, 10:10 AM   #3
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as carlywarly says, it isn't a pci modem - it shouldn't matter whether you're root or when you're looking for the package.

If you prefer a graphic view, you can still do it the same as with command line and while it may take a bit longer having to swap between root and user, when I started about 2 years ago, I found the gui set up a lot less intimidating - but if you're comfortable with cli, then whatever (i just recalled using konqueror to find the mgmt.o and that's what made me think).

An as a further suggeston, have you tried searching for alcatel/speedtouch/speedtouch usb etc etc here at LQ, all of the alcatel modems have, as far as I can tell had load's and loads of Q's asked about them, and I should have thought you'd find something that would point you in the right direction i.e all the shit about making sure that your "pap or chap-secrets" files are correct, this should give you what you need and I found it about 3 or 4 threads below your 2 posts, it can't hurt to look and point you in the right direction.


Old 12-18-2003, 10:22 AM   #4
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thanks for the reply guys, well the story so far is that i installed usbview

and it show nothing at all no modem nothing

i ll take a look around the forum but any help in the meantime is valued


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