It is not always simple to operate and configure an internet connection on Linux, when one is equipped with a USB modem. So here's a small tip:
The installation and configuration of the Sagem F@st800 have been tested on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.
In this article you will find the installation method for the Sagem F@st800 type I, II, III, and IV (or E1, E2, E3 and E4).
Note that other ADSL modems can be installed using this method
This method also allows the use of the Live CD.
Step 1: Download
To configure the Sagem F@st800, you need the ueagle.deb package.
You can download it from another PC and transfer it via USB to the target computer
Step 2: Installation
To install the package several choices are available:
By double-clicking the package, if you downloaded it to your desktop.
The installation starts, click on "install package".
Open Terminal (Applications> Accessories> Terminal) and enter the following command line
sudo /usr/sbin/config-dslusb KEY
An example with Orange as ISP
sudo /usr/sbin/config-dslusb FR09
Then answer the question displayed terminal window. Use the identifiers provided by your ISP.
Validate your choice = o (validate)
Launch the ISP's Internet connection? o (OK).
It only remains for you then to wait for full initialization of the modem (both lights are on).
The modem is operational and the connection is established when all parameters are detected in the terminal window.