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hi! i got Greatspeed Globespan usb modem and i just cant make it work plz someone help...
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    adsl usb modem problem


    hi!
    i got Greatspeed Globespan usb modem and i just cant make it work
    plz someone help

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    These USB ADSL modems are causing trouble for everyone, since they're often using proprietary protocols and drivers are almost always only available for Winbloze. You'll need to find a Linux driver for it. Try asking the manufacturer for one, but don't get your hopes up too high.
    I know that the Speedtouch modems have Linux drivers. Try asking your ISP if you can switch to one of those.

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    i did find one driver for globespan usb modems (but i dont know how to install it ...i did try ...but im a newbie soo )


    http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/index.php?lang=en

    there is the site to the driver

    (when i got the modem was a driver for the modem for linux on the disk but it was only for PCI modems )

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    What distribution are you using?

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    im going to install gentoo
    but i did try to install the driver on mandrake

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    i was sending a mail to greatspeeds support team or wat ever and im waiting

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    just this one file?

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    That .tar.gz is the UNIX counterpart of a Windows zip file, so to speak. To extract its contents, start a terminal and issue this commands:
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    tar -xvzf eciadsl-usermode-0.8.tar.gz
    It will extract a new directory which will contain the source code for the driver. To compile it, use the "cd" command (as in MS-DOS) to enter that directory, then issue these commands:
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    ./configure
    make
    su -c "make install"
    The last command will ask you for a password. Enter the root password that you chose during the installation.
    As far as I could tell, you would then run the command "startmodem" to actually initiate the connection. That will probably have to be run as root as well, so you must run this:
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    su -c "startmodem"
    There will be a README file in the directory that you should read.

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    thank you very much ;*

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