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    Flash M0nkey
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    Suse and Broadband

    Ok well as many of you know I'm a win/mac user with pretty close to zero knowledge of *nix

    But as I was doing a full clean sweep of machine (full format and reinstal) I thought meh what the hell and made it dual-boot

    So am now running win xp pro with suse

    But my problem is this - aparantly there is a way of getting my BT voyager 100 adsl usb modem working with suse using eciadsl

    but suse isn't one of the distros they have made a nifty lil install package for - now bearing in mind i know < nothing about *nix anyone wanna give me a hand in explaining what i need to do to get it working - if possible?

    v_Ln

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    Hey Hey,

    Do you have a link to the software package? I'm assuming it's this one http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/index.php?lang=en but I just want to be sure.

    You can, if you want to take the easy way out, try the rpm... SuSE does have the support for RPMs... and the package may or may not work.

    However, your best bet is to download the sources.

    Download either the tar.bz2 or the tar.gz. You can then install it using the following commands:
    from a command prompt

    tar -zxvf eciadsl-usermode-0.10.tar.gz or tar -jxvf eciadsl-usermode-0.10.tar.bz2
    cd eciadsl-usermode-0.10
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    make cfg

    At this point you'll get a nice little pop-up window that let's you configure your settings.. and BT Voyager is definately in the list, however since I don't have a modem, I can't walk you through the steps after that point... If you want to let us know what happens after you generate the configs.. basically what I did was

    enter username and password
    select BT Voyager from modem list
    Click DCHP
    Click Generate Config
    Click OK

    Now you're back at the command prompt... run the command eciadsl-start and let us know what happens. It worked fine for me until I got the modem not found error (I don't have a DSL Modem)..

    On another note, have you tried using YaST to see if it will auto detect your modem?

    Good Luck and let us know if you need any more help.

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    Which version of SuSE are you using?

    9.3 has this package...
    http://www.novell.com/products/linux...-usermode.html

    If you don't have 9.3... you can DL it via torrent. It'll take a bit to DL though.
    I think I had it in two days using my adsl connection with my upload capped at 7kbps.
    It was around 3.3gb for all 5 cds.

    Or, you can just grab the DVD if you have a DVD burner.

    http://www.knetdome.com/bt/?torrent=suse93

    Or you can just download and use the package HT posted.
    Should be the same thing... I just like to run the lastest and greatest version of any distro.
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    Originally posted here by phishphreek80
    Which version of SuSE are you using?

    9.3 has this package...
    http://www.novell.com/products/linux...-usermode.html

    If you don't have 9.3... you can DL it via torrent. It'll take a bit to DL though.
    I think I had it in two days using my adsl connection with my upload capped at 7kbps.
    It was around 3.3gb for all 5 cds.

    Or, you can just grab the DVD if you have a DVD burner.

    http://www.knetdome.com/bt/?torrent=suse93

    Or you can just download and use the package HT posted.
    Should be the same thing... I just like to run the lastest and greatest version of any distro.
    If you take this way to get it, you'll have to get the DVD.... Novell leaves a lot of tools off the CD that they put on the DVD and this package is one of them.. --- http://www.novell.com/products/linux...ff_cd_dvd.html

    Peace,
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    Flash M0nkey
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    thanks guys - will give it a try now - so hopefully next time i post will be from suse

    v_Ln

    edit >> Nope no go - it gets to the configure part and then fails as it cannot find a make location. Any ideas?

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