USB ADSL modem detected only at boot!
Hardware: Compaq Presario 2184 notebook
ADSL modem - connected though USB
OS: Mandriva 2007
My net connection only works when I switch on my modem prior to boot.
(1) In KDE, when the modem is disconnected (physically/switched off) and re-connected, most of the time, the net connection automatically gets re-established. Sometimes, nothing happens, and when I do (as root)
service network restart
After which, I have to reboot. Other USB devices, such as my memory stick, continue to be auto-detected after getting this message. I get the same message when I do
Bringing up interface eth2: usbnet device eth2 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization. [FAILED]
(2) In ICEWM, when the modem is disconnected, I almost always have to reboot to get back online.
I would be very grateful if someone can suggest a way of bringing up interface eth2 without having to reboot the system.
Thanks in advance,