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Old 07-06-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Connecting to the net and Modems

I wonder if you can help...

I currently own a BT Voyager USB adsl modem and recently acquired Linux Mandrake 9.1.

After downloading the 'eciadsl' driver from and following the 'Beginners Tutorial' i seem to have hit a stumbling block...

I have followed all the instructions yet when i reach and complete stage four, i type '/usr/local/bin/startmodem|teelog.txt' as instructed. This goes fine until stage 4 of 5. The result is as follows:


[root@localhost root]# rpm -i eciadsl-usermode*
package eciadsl-usermode-0.7-1 is already installed
[root@localhost root]#
[root@localhost root]# /usr/local/bin/startmodem|tee log.txt

setting up USB support (1/5)..n_hdlc loaded successfully

loading firmware (2/5)..
/proc/bus/usb/001/000: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/000: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/000: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/000: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/000: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/000: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/004: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/004: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/004: No such file or directory
/proc/bus/usb/001/004: No such file or directory
ECI load 1: success
firmware loaded successfully

setting up modem (3/5)..
ECI load 2: success
synchronization successful

connecting modem (4/5)..
nice: pppd: No such file or directory
failed to connect


Any suggestions on what i should do?

Hope you can help

Old 07-07-2003, 10:24 AM   #2
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Question 2.0 : startmodem, eciconf or eci-doctor's output shows:
/proc/bus/usb: No such file or directory

Answer : Check your system's USB configuration. This may be due to a lack of support
for usbdevfs in your kernel configuration. If kernel has support for it, try
to mount it using:
> mount -t usbdevfs none /proc/bus/usb
This can be set in your /etc/fstab. To get his automounted at boot time,
add this line:
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults 0 0

Nota: there will be nothing in /proc/bus/usb until a host controller module
is also loaded.


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