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Old 08-21-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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Installing USB modem driver in SUSE 9.1

I'm completely new to Linux and I can't figure out how to install my Fujitsu USB modem.

I found a driver using Google which came with the following instructions:

"Thanks for visiting my website. On here I have Linux drivers for the Fujitsu FDX310 DSL USB modem. I tested them with Redhat 7.1 and they seem to work OK. A number of happy users have also told me that they work fine with Mandrake 9.0, however I've not been able to check this for myself.

The software has modified PID/VID for the FDX310 and was developed by Flashtux.

Please let me know if you have any problems/comments. I can't promise to help anyone individually, but if common threads appear I'll check them out.

Tip: make sure you are using g++ for the compilation.


Untar the files - go to the save location directory and type


when that has finished, type

make install

follow the instructions and edit the files suggested

/etc/ppp/peers/adsl - to add username

go to /usr/local/bin



This should check the modem can be found and sync up, it will then prompt for a password if none has been supplied and then connect.

I have set the VP/VC to 0/38 as standard for BT lines in the UK.

Normally all that you should then need to do is run


each time you start the PC and it will automatically sync and login.


I'm using SUSE 9.1 Personal with KDE. I managed to extract or untar the files into a new folder on the desktop. But I don't understand "go to the save location directory and type make etc". Where and how should I type these comands?

I would be grateful for any advice.

Old 09-19-2004, 02:44 AM   #2
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Hi - I had a similar problem under SuSE 9.0 but you may find the drivers from this site easier to set up and I know they work ok. Go to and download the drivers there (you may have to download the patch too since you are using a newer kernel). Once downloaded open a console and cd to the directory you downloaded the file to (you can download it in Windows and access it via Linux or burn it). Unplug your modem if you haven't done so already. In the console (in the same directory as the file) type: rpm -i filename (the filename is eciadsl...rpm - note if you type the eci and then press Tab it should fill the rest in for you) then hit return. This will install the drivers. Next type: to bring up the set-up menu. The first thing to do here is to click on the Remove Dabusb which should say ok. That done it's a matter of filling in your username, password, modem type, your country's VPN and VCI numbers (0 and 38 for the UK), your ISP's DNS numbers (obtainable from your ISP), select DHCP or Static IP (probably DHCP) and click on Create Config. Now plug in your modem and type: /usr/local/bin/startmodem - it should connect. To disconnect, type: killall pppd but note that if you are running a dual boot system (i.e. Windows and Linux) you may have to unplug your modem before booting into Windows otherwise it will read as a new device each time. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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