I thought a ext. USR modem would work, umm NO.
Hi Guys. My problem is my USR 5686E (spelling corrected) will not connect above 14.4k on my Mandrake 10.2 (2005 L.E.) linux box.
Here are the details: I connect to my ISP via KPPP and I ALWAYS connect at 14.4k. I boot into windows and I connect at 48-49.2k. My connection at 14.4 is slow as Mollasses. On Windows everything online loads at normal speeds. I downloaded new firmware from USR, to no avail. I have a direct 4ft phone line from modem into the wall jack, no splitters, answering machines. The problem is with linux. I have done extensive troubleshooting and the modem is fine on Windows.
I tried installing 'irqtune' to see if I could check for irq conflicts and or interrupt problems but it won't install! I have my kernel source installed but I am guessing either some library is missing (have no clue which or where to start) or my kernel is too new for this software.
[root@localhost irqtune]# make install
(cd /usr/local/irqtune/sbin ; make -f /usr/local/irqtune/src/Makefile CDEBUG='' CFLAGS_EXTRA='' IRQTUNE_HOME=/usr/local/irqtune IRQTUNE_VERSION=0.6 INSTALL=simp le INSTALLER=/usr/local/irqtune/sbin/irqtune SBIN=/sbin install)
make: Entering directory `/usr/local/irqtune/sbin'
/usr/local/irqtune/sbin/irqtune -i simple /sbin /usr/local/irqtune
make: /usr/local/irqtune/sbin/irqtune: Command not found
make: *** [install] Error 127
make: Leaving directory `/usr/local/irqtune/sbin'
make: *** [install] Error 2
What the heck do I do?
FRUSTRATED!!! I had problems with winmodems, and bought this US Robotics external modem, and thought all my problems would be over, AND NOW THIS!!!!