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Old 04-18-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
Arcadia
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Distro's that detect speedtouch?


I've been on a lot of different support forums today and all day yesterday, please whatever you do do not refer me to http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net/ - I just can't do it, it's too hard for a noob like me.


I've given up on Suse and Mandarke, I'd now just like to know if a distro exists that can automatically detect a Thomson Speedtouch 330 USB DSL modem and doesn't require any sort of firmware or scripting?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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Not sure about Thomsons models, but speedtouch is mentioned here: http://forum.kanotix.net/viewtopic.php?t=6912

Kanotix is a LiveCD based on Debian and it's quite easy to install to hd.

You can ask on irc.freenode.net in #kanotix
 
Old 04-18-2005, 05:55 PM   #3
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Not sure about Thomsons models, but speedtouch is mentioned here: http://forum.kanotix.net/viewtopic.php?t=6912

Kanotix is a LiveCD based on Debian and it's quite easy to install to hd.

You can ask on irc.freenode.net in #kanotix
Thank you, that's very helpful Is it a n00b friendly distro? the forum isn't in English which is a bit off-putting, Do you know of any others that support SpeedTouch Alcatel?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 08:37 PM   #4
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Your problem is, as I understand it, that you don't want to have to start getting the microcode and putting it in whatever file the distro says ???

Cos that was one of the reasons that I moved to mandrake in the first place it was the first (or one of) to directly support speed touch USB DSL modems, but

as far as I'm aware, unless you get a "boxed set" disc, then you'd still have to get the microcode copied to /usr/share/speedtouch then you just tell it what device you want to use to connect.

The "boxed set" discs, you just have to tell the install the device and it installs the microcode. This, I believe is that while the microcode is available freely, it's NOT free, it's proprietary, as in, it's owned by Alcatel Thomson.

regards

John
 
Old 04-19-2005, 01:40 AM   #5
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Is it a n00b friendly distro?
Yes, it's very noob friendly. Kano even has scritps for some tasks to make installing new kernels etc. easy.
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the forum isn't in English which is a bit off-putting,
You have to scroll down for the english forum section.
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Do you know of any others that support SpeedTouch Alcatel?
Nope, sorry. I use a router and connect to it through ethernet. Routers are cheap nowadays and once you set it up to connect with your modem you can connect with any OS you want by just choosing DHCP. Not sure about speedtouches again while I have a eth cable between modem and router also. I you'll buy a new one you can get one with builtin modem, router and firewall.
 
  


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