Re: newbie trying to install usb modem - works now
installed now thanks
I ended up using
ran the script, went back and installed make and gcc. Ran the script,
and now it works.
I believe the other approach to get it running in kernel space is
summarised at this site.
Stephen Puttick a écrit le 28/09/04 15:30 :
I have an Alcatel speedtouch 330 USB (broadband/ADSL) modem, which
works on both the win98 PC and my win xp laptop. I'm not quite ready to
this all sounded a bit more involved than i was planning as a newbie
3)Am I right in thinking that a newer kernel might support the
kernel installed by default with sarge is new enough to provide the
I think the 2.6 kernel uses a module to support the speedtouch.
I'm using sarge with kernel 2.6.7 and I need a "modprobe speedtch" to
get my modem to work.
Frankly I regret ever buying my usb modem.
Oh it works quite well... once it is installed.
The advantage of a good ethernet modem is that it is recognised from the
beginning of the install process and doesn't need any proprietary
(micro)code to work. You just download a minimal boot cd and install
from it, downloading packages as you need them.
> Another problem : just because you find out how to get your modem
working now doesn't mean it'll work in the future as I found out when I
tried to install with the 2.6 kernel using the recipes I had previously
gathered from my 2.4 experiences.
need an ethernet card to set up a shared internet connection so may go
down the route of getting a proper modem soon anyway.
So if like me you want to punish yourself for ever buying that material,
keep using it. If you plan to buy an ethernet card anyway, don't waste
your time and buy a new modem right now.