Friday, February 8, 2008

Sagem Fast 800 on Ubuntu

Finnaly there is a simple way to install Sagem Fast 800 on Ubuntu! This has been a major problem for Greek Ubuntu users because this modem was freely given by OTENET (a major ISP in Greece) with new ADSL connections. UbuDSL will almost automatically setup your modem!

For instructions in Greek go here. If you encounter any problems during the installation insert the Ubuntu CD and then restart the installation. (tip by DimBiC)

Και στα Ελληνικά:
Επιτέλους το Sagem Fast 800 δουλεύει και στo Ubuntu! Ακολουθήστε τις οδηγίες που θα βρείτε εδώ. Αν αντιμετωπίσετε κάποιο πρόβλημα κατά την εγκατάσταση τότε τοποθετήστε το CD του Ubuntu και ξαναξεκινήστε την εγκατάσταση. (συμβουλή του DimBiC)


  1. === Quick guide to connect to the internet with a modem ADSL USB Sagem F@st 800 using Linux Mint 10 Julia ===

    + Connect the modem to the telephonic network and to the computer (via USB)
    + Open a terminal
    + Run:
    sudo gedit /etc/ppp/peers/ueagle-atm
    + Put:
    user "username@ispname" (e.g. user "oneletterandsixnumbers@wanadooadsl")
    plugin 8.35
    + Save it
    + Run:
    sudo gedit /etc/ppp/chap-secrets
    + Delete everything and put:
    "username@ispname" "*" "password" "*" (e.g. "oneletterandsixnumbers@wanadooadsl" "*" "abracadabra" "*")
    + Save it
    + Run:
    sudo pppd call ueagle-atm


    For the modem to connect to internet automatically each time the computer starts:

    + Create in the home folder (/home/username) a script called e.g.
    + Put:
    sleep 20
    echo mintpassword | sudo -S pppd call ueagle-atm
    + Give execution permission to the script
    + Go to the control center and open "Startup applications"
    + Add a startup program with the Command:


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