LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-04-2002, 07:14 AM   #1
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Rep: Reputation: 15
Configuring ADSL usb modem and Mandrake 9.0


Just down a complete install of Mandrake 9, which went without a hitch.

When i try to configure the internet connection, i get the following message: " Need Alcatel Microcode"

This i have downloaded from Alcatel to a floppy. I am supposed to copy this file from floppy to /usr/share/speedtouch

Thing is Linux is not like windows. I seem unable to copy and paste. Grateful if you could explain in detail how i might get this file into the directory above.

Please be aware that i am a newbie and wanna learn linux.

Many thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 08:55 AM   #2
annehoog
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Nederland
Distribution: RH 8 Psyche and Debian Woody
Posts: 373

Rep: Reputation: 30
you might wanna take a look at http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/howto.html for that modem.

copying and paste is done via the command line via command I don't know but that may be found using google. Usually I use mc (midnight commander http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ shipped whith most distro -try typing mc to start it) for these kind of operations which I find a very convenient tool. Naturaly you may also use graphical file managers like nautilus (Gnome) or konquerer (KDE).

Anne
 
Old 12-04-2002, 09:04 AM   #3
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
Well, first you need to gain root priveleges, second mount floppy and last is to copy the file:
1. Root priveleges: open up a Konsole/Gnome Terminal/Xterm/Eterm/WhateverTermYouLikeTheMost
and issue /bin/su
enter root password when prompted (nothing you type is seen, so don't get panic if you expect to see '*''s and see nothing)
2.Mount floppy: Insert floppy into the floppy drive and issue at the terminal prompt
mount /dev/fd0
it will mount the floppy according to the appropriate entry in /etc/fstab, and usually the contents of the floppy are seen in /mnt/floppy
3. Copying the file:
Prerequsite to the task you want to perform - make sure directory /usr/share/speedtouch exists on your system, so a basic ls -ld /usr/share/speedtouch should list the attributes of that directory unless it is not there in which case you must create it by issuing
mkdir /usr/share/speedtouch
Now the actual copying. Again at the prompt issue
cp /mnt/floppy/[hit Tab key repeatedly untill you see the file] /usr/share/speedtouch
 
Old 12-04-2002, 09:38 AM   #4
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the help>

In the first instance i have tried what neo77777
posted. First of, i used konsole and the first message i got after logging on as root was, "can't find /dev/fd0 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab.

I then tried to find the /usr/share/speedtouch file and it said no such file or directory. This i know to be false as i did find that directory. Getting confused now.

So, started again, this time everything seemed to go as neo77777
posted. When i copied the floppy, a series of lines and text appeared , from the floppy i assume and was then re-presented with the prompt.

I closed the konsole and went to mandrake control to set up the internet connection. I used the wizard but after filling in what was asked i keep getting the same message. " Need Alcatel Microcode"

So i am back to square one. What am i doing wrong?? I did exactly as neo77777 posted !!

Thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 09:54 AM   #5
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
when you do cp nothing should be printed unless there is a problem, verify that you have anything in /usr/share/speedtouch
 
Old 12-04-2002, 10:22 AM   #6
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
neo77777

I have checked the /usr/share/speedtouch directory and its full of text. Quiet long.

I retried what you posted earlier, and this time the directory showed up in another color, like a hyperlink. Anyway, i re typed the cp /mnt/floppy command and hit the tab key. The following is what is displayed in the terminal.

autoexe2.bat config.sys himem sys mgm7 ptedit.exe
autoexec.bat display.sys ibmbio.com mode com
chkdsk.exe ega.cp1 ibmbio.com nwcdex.exe
command.com fdisk.com key.com partinfo.exe

I assume that is what is on the floppy. How do i know it gets sent to the /usr/share/speedtouch directory? It appears not to.

Thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:00 AM   #7
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Just to continue, as i would love to get linux on the internet, otherwise its like a car without an engine.

Retried again, and this time different from the previous ones. This time it appeared to work. Appeared be the operative word here.

After the command cp /mnt/floppy i could see the A drive working away.

Still impossible to connect to the internet. Keeps saying i need the Alcatel microcode.

Darn frustating but there has to be a way.. just need a bit more help please.

I have redownloaded the alcatel microcode to floppy in case the first one was corrupt but still no joy.

 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:06 AM   #8
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
cp -r /mnt/floppy/mgm7 /usr/share/speedtouch
before you do it can you give a snapshot of
cd /mnt/floppy
ls -l
?

Last edited by neo77777; 12-04-2002 at 11:32 AM.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:33 AM   #9
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
neo77777

I would not know how to do a snapshot in linux, so i have taken one of the floppy from windows. Hope that is what you were asking for.

mgmt file HERE ie on my floppy.

Again thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 11:58 AM   #10
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
ok use
cp -r /mnt/floppy/mgmt /usr/share/speedtouch
 
Old 12-04-2002, 12:34 PM   #11
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Sorry but nope, that did not work either.

I checked the /usr/share/speedtouch directory after the floppy install and the mgmt file went into that directory. It is sat alongside the the speedtouch file. I ran the internet connection wizard and keep getting the same message as before " need alcatel microcode"

I appreciate your patience, mine is running thin.......thanks
 
Old 12-04-2002, 12:52 PM   #12
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
Ok for now head over to http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/
and get the kernel module, I believe you got yourself only management software. Teh files are in tar.gz format so put them on floppy (make sure there is room on it) and when you are in linux mount floppy and copy the files to some location, like
mount /mnt/floppy
Code:
cp /mnt/floppy/SpeedTouch.tar.gz /mnt/floppy/speedmgmt.tar.gz /tmp
this command will place the files in /tmp directory next step is
Code:
cd /tmp
tar xfvz SpeedTouch.tar.gz
tar xfvz speedmgmt.tar.gz
these commands will allow you to unpack the archives in /tmp
As soon as you do so - post, I'll be right here with farther instructions.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 12:56 PM   #13
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
Also get Sarlib at http://sarlib.sourceforge.net/ put it on the floppy as well and copy to /tmp
 
Old 12-04-2002, 01:34 PM   #14
magis
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 9.0
Posts: 65

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
neo77777

Trying to stay with you here. Ok i did as you said and have those two file on floppy. The same floppy, as there was suffient space. Tried those commands you posted and all i get is " no such file or directory"

Got lost then........... i can confirm that i have downloaded to floppy all that you posted, but for some reason the answers are not the same in the terminal.

Have to go eat now but will be back in 1 and bit hours.

Thanks again.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 02:11 PM   #15
neo77777
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Distribution: *NIX
Posts: 3,704

Rep: Reputation: 56
Ok, I'll be on and off, but mostly off, but I'll be on constantly after 7p.m Eastern Standard Time, just tell me the names of the files you get.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB ADSL modem via Mandrake connection benjy Linux - Hardware 1 06-27-2005 10:27 AM
configuring ADSL connection with USB Modem nemesix Linux - Networking 3 01-06-2005 02:47 PM
Configuring ADSL with SuSE and a Speedtouch USB modem twan LinuxQuestions.org Member Success Stories 8 12-05-2004 11:35 AM
USB ADSL Modem with mandrake drivers Axsyrus Linux - Newbie 4 11-07-2003 08:22 AM
USB-ADSL MODEM --MANDRAKE 7.2 J6044 Linux - Newbie 1 05-25-2001 07:14 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration