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Old 06-30-2005, 04:16 PM   #1
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installation of adsl usb modem

hi..i've recently installed SuSe 9.2 and after much searching downloaded and installed driver for my Sagem Fast800 dsl usb modem which works fine but have to reinstall driver EVERY time i boot the system, doesn't seem to 'hold' the driver for modem after a shutdown..any ideas? compiling driver is no problem but surely not EVERY time i switch the pc on??!
any help/ideas v much appreciated..lizard love...
Old 06-30-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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I think the problem you are having has something to do with modprobe, not drivers. When you know that your usb modem is working, do "lsmod | less" and look for a module name that is similar to dsl-modem or anything that looks like your modem. If you find it, make sure to add this /etc/modprobe.conf so that your system will load it during the next bootup. I really do not think that you need to reinstall it every time you boot, instead you can use "modprobe modulename" to load it on-the-fly. I am not on a linux machine, so please read man modprobe for better syntax and better ideas.
Old 07-05-2005, 04:35 PM   #3
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thanks for ur help, all is working ok now


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