Knoppix 3.8 And Motorola Cable Usb Modem - Working, then not
I installed Knoppix 3.8 on my hard disk. I have Morotola surfboard cable usb modem which worked fine with hernel 2.4.x, but with new kernel 2.6.11 it doesn't work. also I read on many forums and on linuxquestions.org that usb is not supported in kernel 2.6.x and that all such modems can work only via eth card.
ok, I said.
but today something very odd happened. I loaded knoppix 3.7 live cd with kernel 2.6.9 and tried internet, and IT WORKED. even more funny is that after I restarted pc and loaded knoppix 3.8, I was able to access Internet via the same modem. HOW COME? I restarted PC, and the connection was lost. then after another restart the Internet was back on. Unfortunately after the last few restarts, i could not access the Internet.
can anyone tell me what is going on? does usb cable modems work under kernel 2.6.x or not?
i forgot to say that i also have folder /dev/root.old (I can see it being mounted during boot process) which was created after I upgraded Knoppix from 3.7 to 3.8. is it possible that linux somehow booted data from that directory? i tried to access it but i couldn't do it thru konqueror. it is somehow invisible.
also the funny thing was that, when i got internet, i started firefox and thunderbird. i set new homepage in firefox, and created email account in Thunderbird, but Thunderbird warned me that i would not be able to save the preferences??!! after i restarted PC, the homepage wasn't set and the email account wasn't there.
odd! odd! odd!
is it about Knoppix or... ? :cry: