>> Getting the SpeedTouch USB to work is relatively straightforward but
>> probably _not_ a good starting point to learn! Have a look at this:
>> You probably don't need to worry about all that stuff about the kernel -
>> just do the modules bits and see if it works. Chances are it will. If
>> run into more problems try posting again or Google in Groups. There are
>> loads of previous posts...
> Many thanks for your reply, the trouble is I do not understand how to make
> the makefile work and this site presumes you do and it is all a bit
I can't remember if "modem_run" needs to be made or whether it is already
built as an executable binary. If not, there should be a makefile that
came with the download file and all you need to do is just type "make" in
the directory the makefile is in. Make will find the makefile
automatically and make the binary for you.
You shouldn't need to bother with rebuilding and patching the kernel and
modules. I'm pretty sure your kernel will have USB support built in and
all the modules mentioned present on your system. Then it is literally a
question of loading the modules.
This is the document I am referring to:
Skip the first couple of pages and start at "Pppd configuration". The only
thing you need to change there are the vpi and vci values. For the UK they
should be vpi=0 and vci=38, but _do_ check this. You ISP would have
supplied you with them.
Then all you have to do is to follow what's in the documentation. The other
thing you need to find out is whether your USB controller is usb-uhci,
usb-ohci or uhci. You'll see this in your boot messages: do "dmesg | grep
usb" and you'll see it.
Then mount the CD that came with the modem and copy the file "alcaudsl.sys"
to your hard disk somewhere. (Although the file appears to be for Windows,
it is actually uploaded to the modem). Don't use the downloaded mgmt.o -
it doesn't seem to work properly.
You are probably coming at Linux at the wrong end. As you say, doing this
sort of thing presupposes some Linux knowledge and not a very good
grounding if you are new to it. Don't let it put you off though!
Email me if you are stuck and I'll send you what I've got. I'm running SuSE
8.0 but that shouldn't make any difference.
PS. Don't top post in newsgroups, it makes replying a real pain and you'll
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