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From: Stefan Jones <stefanajones@××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: PPP over ATM support (and Speedtouch userspace driver)
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 02:15:28
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] PPP over ATM support (and Speedtouch userspace driver) by "Luca R." (by way of Luca R. )
1 I have made a sort of ebuild for speedtouch modem and sumittied it as a
2 bug report,
3 I am still waiting for it to be included.
4 One way of installing using the current boot cd would be to use stage 1
5 gcc on the CD to compile the driver, only setting up the network once
6 this has been done.
8 Stefan
13 On Wed, 26 Jun 2002 06:32:09 +0100, by way of Luca R.
14 <l.riso@××××××××××.it> wrote:
16 > Hello,
17 >
18 > I'd like to know if it will be possible to include the PPP over
19 > ATM
20 > support in the mini-installation files, in the future. It would be a
21 > great help for people that need PPP to connect to internet to begin thei
22 > nstallation from scratch. The only modem (i think) that uses pppoa on
23 > linuxi s the USB Alcatel Speedtouch modem. There are a lot of people
24 > that use it, and there's also an available driver at
25 > Just for your knowledge, that driver
26 > is under the GPL license, but it need a binary file (the firmware) in
27 > order to work; it must be downloaded from the Alcatel web site for legal
28 > reasons and so it can't be provided into a complete package: the user
29 > has to add it somewhere. You can find more details about that in the
30 > documents provided with the driver itself.
31 >
32 >
33 > Thank you for your attention,
34 > Luca.