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Old 06-15-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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Angry Speed Touch USB ADSL Modem


My background very quickly - Very experienced Windows user (Guru!).
Linux - very much want to learn it but at the moment... NO IDEA! the most basic concepts go over my head and it's very annoying being so literate in Windows 9x / XP.

What I'm struggling at the moment with is my Alcatel Speed Touch USB broadband modem the Linux Mandrake 9.1 internet setup wizard reconises it but is asking for a file I can't find anywhere called "mgmt.o" what is it, where can I get it and can you help. I'm sick of having to re-boot and revert to Windows just to get on the net!

Thanks in advance

Steve
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:44 PM   #2
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I've done a bit of searching for you and it looks like the file is in the package:
http://download.ethomson.com/download/SpeedTouch.tar.gz
 
Old 06-15-2003, 04:47 PM   #3
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I've got that package. What do I do wilth it? (God I'm think!)
 
Old 06-15-2003, 05:13 PM   #4
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Sorry - I gave you the wrong file - use:
http://click.alltheweb.com/go2/2/atw...eedmgmt.tar.gz

In a terminal window:
cd /path/to/download_dir
tar -xzf speedmgmt.tar.gz

The file mgmt.o should then be in a dir called:
mgmt

Just point the wizard to that file.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 03:34 AM   #5
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hope u found what to do with mgmt - if not it goes in /usr/share/speedtouch
 
Old 06-18-2003, 06:08 AM   #6
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As a window$ person, Stevetgn,

If, like me you get bored waiting for the speedtouch to re-initialise when booting between window$ and mandrake, as an alternative (again like me) have a look here to see what alternatives there are to the speedtouch (well any usb modems really - most distro's don't have quite the support for usb modems that mandrake do).

Since looking there I have bought a SAR110 and been throughly pleased with it. Easily set up, and as an NIC modem/router, I should have few, if any problems when I get bored with mandrake (mulling over debian as I type this).

Just an idea

regards

John
 
Old 06-18-2003, 06:14 AM   #7
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Debian eh? hmmm...

Now that I've followed all your posts this morning, I've got to go get some work done Just a last thought first:
Why Debian? I'm not asking in a derogatory sense, really I'm just wondering why you'd consider Debian over any other distro out there (as a second to Mandrake of course )?

Cool
 
Old 06-20-2003, 03:55 PM   #8
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Debian seems to be reasonably well supported, hardware etc wise, and for a nugget like me, that's quite important.

Yes, I could also try SuSE (again), but I seem to have developed an irrational dislike to bratwurst.

Deadrat, nah, don't like/can't get on with gnome (and I'm often to lazy to change the default packages), and I would rather stay away from the linux answer to Micr0$0ft.

Also, there are a couple of people at my LUG who are serious "debian monsters", and though I often can't get to the meetings because of work, they are helpful, especially when it's a question regarding their "pet" OS. I am one of just a handful of people at the LUG who are IT professional. There's some mega smart cookies, and all I have to do is get them to speak in english (as opposed to geek).

regards

John

p.s. The actual idea of trying debian, or just something different is my "hedge betting" just in case mandrake ended up "down the toilet", given their recent past history.

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