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Old 11-28-2003, 04:30 AM   #1
monika135
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Speed Touch Modem


Just started with Linux

System installed OK , but modem not wanting to work.
Did some seaching through the site and got to the "speeTouch USB-How to using Beniot Papillault's Open Source Drivers".

I have read it many times (all 7 pages), but I don't understand a word.

All I want to do is use it, can I just get the driver and install it, if so where, I am not intersted in all that other stuff on the document.

If this is an example of how one has to work with Linux then I guess I have been missled.

Very Dissapointed.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 05:01 AM   #2
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A couple of questions need to be asked first.[list=1][*]Which distribution are you using?[*]Which kernel version?[/list=1]This should start the ball rolling

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Old 11-28-2003, 05:08 AM   #3
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Hi Baldrick,

The Distro is SUSE 9.0

What is a kernal ?

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Old 11-28-2003, 05:19 AM   #4
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Every OS needs a kernel.

Kernel: Core of an operating system, a kernel manages the machine’s hardware resources (including the processor and the memory), and provides and controls the way any other software component can access these resources. The kernel runs with a higher privilege than other programs (so-called user-mode programs).

To find out which kernel version is in your distribution, open a console (DOS box type thing) and type in uname -r. The reason for this is that as of kernel version 2.4.22 support for the speedtouch modem was integrated.

But I agree that the installation of this particular kernel driver is pretty involved and not for the complete newbie.

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This is not typical of most Linux stuff you will install
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Old 11-28-2003, 05:34 AM   #5
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OK Managed that.

It came out with 2.4.21-99-default

Is that good I can I upgrade

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Old 11-28-2003, 05:45 AM   #6
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That kernel version is ok, but you have to follow this HOWTO to the letter. It would be better if you had someone beside you that knows a bit about Linux though.

Sorry that I can't be more help.

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Old 11-28-2003, 08:37 AM   #7
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Hi i had difficulty setting the speedtouch to work on linux, however i found an easier way to do it, which can be found at:

http://speedtouchconf.sourceforge.net

This script will automatically set up your modem for you.

Good luck and let us know if you managed to get it working.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 11:24 AM   #8
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Thanks for the information.

I have now looked at the procedure with just a few questions:

1. Do you put the speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy.tar.gz fine in /root

2. Do you just copy the text of the script into a .txt file or something else (if so what)

3. I don't understand "run the script AS ROOT"

Thats it then I think I will get there. Thanks again in advance.

Mon.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 07:33 PM   #9
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Further to my last:

The document states "This includes the speedtouch.sourceforge.net software". I can't find this anywhere, can you help.

I am getting so close.

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Old 11-29-2003, 04:18 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by monika135
Thanks for the information.

I have now looked at the procedure with just a few questions:

1. Do you put the speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy.tar.gz fine in /root

2. Do you just copy the text of the script into a .txt file or something else (if so what)

3. I don't understand "run the script AS ROOT"

Thats it then I think I will get there. Thanks again in advance.

Mon.
OK, first things first.[list=1][*]Download the speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy.tar.gz to a temporary or download directory.[*]Open a console and su to root: su then enter root password[*]Untar the tarball with tar xzvf speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy.tar.gz[*]change to the speedtouch directory cd speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy[*]Copy the Alcatel microcode to the speedtouchconf/ directory[*]run ./speedtouchconf.sh[/list=1]That's pretty much it as far as I can see. Good Luck

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Old 11-29-2003, 07:59 AM   #11
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Ok I have done nos 1 to 5 all OK
Changed Directory as requested
Do ./speedtouchconf.sh

then it all goes wrong I get:

Error: Cannot find gcc. Please check
the PATH environment variable, and that you are running as root. Your PATH variable is currently:
/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
Error: Cannot find make. Please check
the PATH environment variable, and that you are running
as root. Your PATH variable is currently:
/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
The kernel speedtch module is loaded. This is not compatible with the speedtouch usermode driver.
Please "rmmod speedtch" before running speedtouchconf.sh.

What is the problem, I don't know.

If I can't get this runninig then it's a reluctant return to Windows.

Thnks for trying.

Mon.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 06:47 AM   #12
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Quote:
Error: Cannot find gcc. Please check
This is the GNU C Compiler. It is usually installed if you select "Development Packages".
Quote:
Error: Cannot find make. Please check
This is also important and also installed with "Development Packages"

Install these packages off the installation CD's and try again.
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The kernel speedtch module is loaded. This is not compatible with the speedtouch usermode driver.
Please "rmmod speedtch" before running speedtouchconf.sh.
Hmmm ... it appears that there is already a speedtouch module loaded in the kernel, but I would do as it suggests and remove the existing one first. Open a console, su to root and type rmmod speedtch then run the speedtouchconf.sh script again.

Don't give up!! Remember, what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger
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Old 11-30-2003, 07:49 AM   #13
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Does the rmmod changes the kernel only for the time being ? I had the same problem as Monika135, and hat to disconnect the modem for a while. Now I am on the internet, but I'll like to connect automatically, so I want to get rid of the speedtch. I'm confronted with this problem after the step from a lean Mandrake 9.1 set up to full MDK92.
 
Old 12-02-2003, 02:53 PM   #14
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Not sure if I can help on this one.
I have just loaded in Madrake 9.2 (freebie from Linux Format Mag) and it detects my USB Speedtouch OK, all I had to do was supply the microcode (mgnt.o) at the promt and it worked perfectly. You also have the choice of setting it to connect on start-up.

Good luck
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Old 12-06-2003, 05:53 PM   #15
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I've tried to do so. Mandrake says it will work. But I have both a speedtouch modem and a NIC for my LAN and I'm afraid that those connections to the outside (my family and the Internet are mixed up. I've disconnected the NIC and now the connection with the Internet works realy fine, configured in the way you mentioned. I have to look for a way to instal the NIC without a wizzard.
 
  


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