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Old 07-17-2004, 12:26 PM   #76
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hey no problem otish1000c, you and XavierP have been by far the most helpful people so far and explaining in plain english aswell.

if anyone is following and knows my next step let me know!
Old 07-17-2004, 08:32 PM   #77
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Try this for your drivers. I am sorry that you are having so much trouble with Linux. I did and still do, but I wanted to learn something new and try to distance myself from Microsoft
Old 07-17-2004, 09:14 PM   #78
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thank you very much for helping but i already have that driver downloaded and an having trouble getting it to install
Old 07-17-2004, 11:46 PM   #79
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Im having the same problem on my friends computer, hopefully i can get it to stop doing that BS before he gives up on it. I realy realy dont want him to too. :'-(
Old 07-18-2004, 06:30 AM   #80
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Followed your advice. Went to MCC > Remove Software > Search "ppp" and removed the drivers that came up (ppp-2.4.1-12mdk), cos they didnt match the ones for my modem (ppp-2.4.1-6plf.i586.rpm).

So now i presume i have no modem drivers, or at least no similar pppoatm to conflict. However when i double click the drivers installer file it still says "Everything already installed" when i don't think it is at all. Is this because im not running as root? Or does that not make a difference.

I also went to MCC > Hardware > Hardware > Unknown/Others > ADSL USB Modem and clicked it like you said. But there was no "config" button bottom left as you said. Only OPTIONS and HELP and QUIT left to right.
hmmmm........... in the left panel where it shows "detected hardware" you need to click on the modem entry, which you say is under "unknown/others". when you click on the modem entry, it should show info about your modem in the right panel labeled "information". under that panel should be 2 button bars labeled "configure module" & "run config tool". is there not? if not, then i'm a bit stumped because those are what you need to detect/set the modem up. those bars should be there for any hardware you click on in the left panel. is there any way you can post a screenshot of what you're seeing?

as for the "everything already installed" message.......... try right clicking on the rpm then, choose "open with"->"software installer". that will open up rpmdrake to install the package. it doesn't matter that you're not root, because it will ask for the root password before it lets you install.

if you can't get the config options set for the modem, there's one final sorta dirty hack you can try. unplug the modem, shutdown the computer, then restart it with the modem unplugged from the computer. let it boot into the desktop. run the hardware wizard in MCC. that should now show your modem not being detected. shutdown the computer again, plug the modem back into the computer, reboot & then then run the hardware wizard in MCC again to redetect the modem, then try installing the drivers with the RPM.

that's all i can think of to do at the moment. post back with results & if i think of anything else until then i'll post it.

Old 07-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #81
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I am glad that this thread finally switched to constructive course. Gladly, I'm a new Linux user like you do, and unfortunately I am unable to help you with your problem.

I wanted to say is that I admire your patience for learning something new; not many users would take the time and effort to install so many distributions and still not give up after so many failed attempts. I am confident that who searches for a solution will find it at the end.

I'm myself running a dual boot system like you with Windows XP Pro and Mandrake 10.0 Official that I installed a week ago and I'm mostly booting ever since, despite the difficulty and some frustration I encountered in solving simple problems like installing Nvidia driver and Flash player, I learned a lot in a small period of time, which is totally great!

On the stability question we will have to be honest and look at the bottom line. What working environment is more stable?

While windows xp pro as an operating system very rarely crashed for me; the programs that were written for the windows constantly crashed.

Ask yourself how much times did you get the "send this report to Microsoft" dialog box? I did a lot and from the best programs like Dreamweaver MX from Macromedia, which got a Fatal error and quit and you loose all your work.

And you ask yourself why this is happening so much? Some will say bad source code, and they right. Why it is bad? Because it is written for windows. Why? Just imagine you need to build something based on something that you only partially know how it works!? At the best case you will be able to build something that will work most of the time. But, as the complexity of the applications grows it will definitely fail more and more.

For Linux the case is totally different since there is no greed the is less problems and more transparency. If you know how something works you can build something that will almost perfectly suit the needs. Factory made cloth will never sit as good as personal custom made.

A good example for this is Enemy Territory multi-player game that I play now. I used to play it a lot on windows xp and it used to function, but not very stable, stupid disconnects from "unknown reason" and crashes. This is the windows version.

Now i play the ET Linux version and i can't express my satisfaction from it! It sometimes crashes yes, when you try to join an incompatible or problematic server, But never when you already play the game.. This is simply.. YAY.

Linux, I Like it. .. hmm good slogan don't you think?

Old 07-18-2004, 11:58 AM   #82
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RE: otish1000c i'm making a more suitably titled thread for this problem shortly after posting this reply to you. As i am going to reboot and into mandrake 9.2 i go to try your latest advices. Debating the whole chicken and egg dilemma doesn't help me get online in mandrake. Report back soon!
Old 08-23-2004, 10:46 AM   #83
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Mandrake Linux 9.2 / 10 and Conexant USB ADSL Modem

[I've already posted this message elsewhere, but this thread seems to be still... alive]

I'm just a Mandrake Linux 9.2 user and I'm writing this message connected to the net by a Trust 235a, one of the USB ADSL modems that use the Conexant chipset...

Buying an ethernet ADSL modem should be the best thing to do, but the cheapest one is buying a USB ADSL modem... xxvm1's Origo asu-8000 doesn't work on Mandrake, so here are my suggests!


If you have a look at you can see that Origo asr-8000 is supported by Conexant USB ADSL Modem Linux Driver (cxacru - ), but if you have a look at your modem manual you can see that Origo asu-8000 uses Conexant chipset too. There is also a proprietary linux driver for Origo asu-800 ( ) but I don't know anything about it, just that you have to rebuild the package.

Mandrake 9.2

There are other ways, but I think this is the simplest one. You have to download the 19.4 MB rpm with kernel 2.4.22-26mdk from internet (Attention! Not the latest update, 2.4.22-36mdk, but exactly ...26mdk, that you can find searching the web), install it as usual, reboot your machine with the new kernel (a new option should have been created in lilo: "2.4.22-26"), install all packages related to ppp, atm and usb and install the cxacru-2004-01-23.k2.4.22-26mdk.i586.rpm package (if the new kernel is ok you can uninstall the 2.4.22-10 one), configure etc/cxacru, /etc/ppp/options files (as described here: - I've deleted "synch" in options configuration, but maybe it's different for you) and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets, /etc/ppp/pap-secrets files (add the line: USERNAME[PressTABhere]*[PressTABhere]PASSWORD[PressTABhere]*), try to connect as root typing and to disconnect typing The new service will connect you to the net every time you boot your system and will disconnect you every time you turn off your pc.

Recommendations. Be sure that your ADSL line is up , that you've installed all needed packages,
that you have set the path in the options configuration and PROTOCOL_MODE, VPI, VCI values in cxacru.

Mandrake 10

There are two precompiled version of the kernel:


upgradable, for security reasons, to:


I've found only one precompiled version of the Conexant USB ADSL modem driver, for Mandrake 10 kernel

So if you want use kernel 2.6 and the cxacru driver you have to follow heema's howto:



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