Mandrake 9.1 : Alcatel Speedtouch Problems
I imagine from what I have been reading that this is old hat now but here I am nevertheless having not managed to get any instructions I have found on this problem to work. I am not even a Linux newby and I still cannot get this stuff to work :(
So, I installed Mandrake 9.1 with pretty much everything installed, so USB and PPP and so on are all there.
It quite happily detects that I have the Speedtouch but tells me I need mgmt.o. Well, this is no longer available from the proper site Mandrake tells you to go to but apparently you can use the alcaudsl.sys windows version because this is just some firmware.
I installed the Speedtouch driver stuff from the SourceForge project so that I have modem_run available in sbin.
modem_run -f /usr/share/speedtouch/alcaudsl.sys
takes about a minute but then just comes back to the command line, no errors or anything. Apparently you do
ppp call adsl
to start the connection. But I am still not online.
INTERESTINGLY my ADSL connection parameters seem to have managed to get a DNS Primary IP from somewhere and this looks like the one on my Windows installation, so I am assuming somehow it has managed to do something.
The error I get when I use a web browser is UNKNOWN HOST. I get this for PING and TRACEROUTE also.
Do I need to setup something else on top of the Speedtouch install or have I just done it wrong?
Your help very much appreciated. If you can help me - I may move away from Windows!!! There's an incentive for you all :) KDE 3.1 looks cool.