Alcatel SpeedTouch USB Modem - Linux Configuration : Troubleshooting (see also FAQ)
I do not always get the chance to test an update on a cleanly-installed
OS. So if you get a problem, try the previous version. So if the latest
version doesn't work, maybe I fixed a problem for one user, and introduced
a new problem for you.
If the script complains about your username/password, ignore it
- there is probably no problem with your username/password. However,
Dec 29 23:50:54 turing modem_run: modem_run version 1.1 started by root uid 0 Dec 29 23:50:57 turing kernel: usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout Dec 29 23:50:57 turing kernel: usbdevfs: USBDEVFS_BULK failed dev 2 ep 0x85 len 512 ret -110 Dec 29 23:51:30 turing modem_run: ADSL synchronization has been obtained Dec 29 23:51:30 turing modem_run: ADSL line is up (576 kbit/s down | 288 kbit/s up) Dec 29 23:51:31 turing kernel: HDLC line discipline: version $Revision: 3.3 $, maxframe=4096 Dec 29 23:51:31 turing kernel: N_HDLC line discipline registered. Dec 29 23:51:31 turing kernel: CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California Dec 29 23:51:31 turing kernel: PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 Dec 29 23:51:31 turing pppd: pppd 2.4.1 started by root, uid 0 Dec 29 23:51:31 turing pppd: Using interface ppp0 Dec 29 23:51:31 turing pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/0 Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppoa3: PPPoA3 version 1.1 started by root (uid 0) Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppoa3: Control thread ready Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppoa3: ppp(d) --> pppoa3 --> modem stream ready Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppoa3: modem --> pppoa3 --> ppp(d) stream ready Dec 29 23:51:32 turing /etc/hotplug/net.agent: assuming ppp0 is already up Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppd: local IP address 188.8.131.52 Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppd: remote IP address 184.108.40.206 Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppd: primary DNS address 220.127.116.11 Dec 29 23:51:32 turing pppd: secondary DNS address 18.104.22.168
On the other hand, if you get "LCP: timeout sending Config-Requests" and "Connection terminated" messages in your /var/log/messages file, and your ISP is PPPoA, not PPPoE (not supported by this script), check the /etc/ppp/pap-secrets and /etc/ppp/chap-secrets files, making sure that the login ID and password are correct. (For UK BT customers, your Login should be of the form: "me@hgN.btinternet.com")
These files should say (ignoring any lines which begin with the # character):
On Linux 2.4:
Add this (either as a module <M> or kernel builtin <*>), rebuild your modules (or kernel), run undo.sh, reboot, and try it again.
If you get these messages in /var/log/messages:
kernel: usb.c: registered new driver Alcatel SpeedTouch USB Speedmgmt: Alcatel SpeedTouch USB Management daemon started. Speedmgmt: (C) Alcatel 2001 Speedmgmt: bulk_write: Invalid argument Speedmgmt: bulk_read: Invalid argument Speedmgmt: bulk_write: Invalid argument Speedmgmt: bulk_read: Invalid argument Speedmgmt: USBDEVFS_SUBMITURB: Invalid argumentThen /dev/usb is not mounted. The speedtouchconf.sh script should mount this for you; if the problem only happens after a reboot, check for the following line in
/dev/usb /proc/bus/usb/ usbfs defaults 0 0(Or, for some <=2.4 kernels, use
Now, do a 'mount -a' and retry. By adding this line in fstab most distributions will automatically mount it at boot time.
Please email me at:
sparkz at users dot sourceforge dot net
if you have any trouble with the script. Please include the logfile (/tmp/speedtouch.log.txt) with your email. This file does not include your login and password information - if you send me anything else, please make sure you remove your login and password from that, too - email is not a secure medium (and, let's face it, you don't know me, so why trust me?)
Any other problems, please mail me at sparkz at users dot sourceforge dot net.
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