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Old 07-10-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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SpeedTouch 330 -almost got it to work in Mandriva!

Hello, again.

Well, I thought I'd finally cracked it and was going to get my SpeedTouch 330 working in Mandriva 2006. Here's the script I ran for your thoughts on what might have gone wrong:

[root@virgin david]# dir
autosave Download speedtouchconf-27-Jun-2006
benefitstrapgermany.doc mgmt.o speedtouchconf-27-Jun-2006.tar.gz
David's\ Documents Music speedtouch-firmware_0.3012k_all.deb
Desktop ogg tmp
Documents Pictures Video
[root@virgin david]# tar xzvf speedtouchconf-27-Jun-2006.tar.gz

Then there are long lines of 'speedtouchconf-27-Jun-2006' etc. that just go on repeating themselves for quiet a while before we get to:

(c) Steve Parker, 17 Oct 2002 - 2005
speedtouchconf comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type:
./ -gpl
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions.
See the included file COPYING for more details.

* *
* by Steve Parker *
* *
* *
* based on project *
* *

If you have any problems with this script, mail me
(steve at steve-parker dot org) with the files
/tmp/speedtouch.txt and (possibly) /var/log/messages for diagnosis.
Linux kernel version 2.6 okay.
* *
* Please select your ISP Settings *
* *

Belgium, ? 8 35
Denmark, Orang 8 35
France, Wanadoo 8 35
France, ? 8 67
Italy, ? 8 35
Netherlands, ? 8 48
Netherlands 0 35
Poland (NeoStrada) 0 35
UK, Any 0 38
Austria (AON) 8 48
US, BellSouth 8 35
Singapore Pacificnet 0 100
Please type your VPI VCI numbers (eg, 0 38 for UK)
0 38
Please enter your ISP Login ID (eg
Please enter your ISP Password
VPI / VCI : 0 / 38
Login :
Password : MY PASSWORD
Are these correct? (Y/N)
No further user interaction is required.
Configuring SpeedTouch Driver...
Software Configuration - SUCCESS
Building SpeedTouch Driver...
Software Build - SUCCESS
Installing SpeedTouch Driver...
Software Installation - SUCCESS
Creating ppp files in /etc/ppp
You can ignore any insmod hints here...

*** Configuration finished. Starting the connection ***

Sun Jul 9 16:08:02 BST 2006
The modem lights should start flashing for approx. 60 seconds...
You might see some messages about USBDEVFS_BULK failed - you can ignore this.
Sun Jul 9 16:08:02 BST 2006
The modem_run command failed (code 235)
modem_run results:
Mutex value not OK
FAILED because of modem_run error 235
[root@virgin speedtouchconf-27-Jun-2006]# Jul 9 16:08:03 virgin hald[3113]: Timed out waiting for hotplug event 944. Rebasing to 974

And that's as far as the script gets. Can anyone think of what might be wrong? I'm assuming I have the right microcode in ' mgmt.o' , but I'm not entirely sure. Any thoughts/help on this matter would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Old 07-10-2006, 03:43 AM   #2
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Do a clean install then used Speedtouchconf-2.1-beta2 and rev4fw. Possible that they have now newer versions of the driver. Probably you did this before, not ask but it seems that sometimes it work and sometimes not, never found the explanation for that.
Old 07-10-2006, 04:04 AM   #3
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SpeedTouch 330 -almost got it to work in Mandriva!

Thanks a lot, I'll try those options!
Old 07-10-2006, 06:11 AM   #4
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Two suggestions:
1] Go back & edit your original post to remove your email address, or spambots will harvest it.
2] Dump the speedtouch & get yourself an ADSL modem / router / firewall that has an ethernet connection to your PC. It is easy to set up, and will then work will any linux distro you install. I struggled with my speedtouch for some months, and became increasingly frustrated with the different installs for different distros. It was educational I suppose, as I learnt quite a lot about how linux works, but then got myself a zoom X5, and never looked back.

Old 07-10-2006, 06:25 AM   #5
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True, nothing works better then a Ethernet ADSL Router, they are not that expensive also.

But why giveup so easy, can try the Speedtouch for a few times. I can almost say if you giveup on something after a few times trying, then Linux is not for you.
Old 07-10-2006, 07:46 AM   #6
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If you decide to keep looking into it, this google trick may help. Each forum has a search engine, and when you select "Search" in a particular forum, your browser address/navigation box will show the address where the forum threads are located. It's usually the same as the forum address, but not always. By typing your search-term in front of the google command "site:", which includes the address where the forum threads are located, you can stay in google while searching the forums. Paste the first one into the google search box and hit "enter". Hope this helps some - good luck !

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:44 AM   #7
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I don't know what the error message means, but I have this modem working with Madriva2006. I used the file

I believe the process I followed was:
  • Downloaded Steve Parkers Script
  • used tar to extract the file
  • changed to the directory that was created
  • downloaded the file from Steve Parkers site and saved it (without unzipping it) in the same directory as (i.e. current directory)
  • plugged modem into the wall and pc
  • ran the script ./
  • Watched lights on modem with anticipation for what seemed like ages
  • Message appeared telling me it had worked!

Where did your process differ?


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