I got my iBurst card working on Ubuntu 7.10 (aka Gutsy Gibbon). You need to download the latest iBurst driver called ibdriver, then build and install it. Configure some pcmcia files, run pppoeconf and you should be able to connect to the Internet. The following describes what I did to get my iBurst working on Gutsy Gibbon.
1. Make sure you have libc6-dev installed.
$ sudo apt-get install libc6-dev
2. Download ibdriver 1.3.2 from Sourceforge.
3. Move the tarball to a temporary build folder and untar it.
$ mv ~/Desktop/ibdriver-1.3.2-linux-2.6.20.tar.gz ~/src/build
$ tar zxvf ibdriver-1.3.2-linux-2.6.20.tar.gz
4. Make and install the driver.
$ cd ~/src/build/ibdriver-1.3.2-linux-2.6.20
$ sudo make install
5. Configure the PCMCIA files.
$ gksudo gedit /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
Add the following at the end of the config file.
# iBurst card
class "network" module "ib-pcmcia"
card "ArrayComm ut02"
manfid 0x02e3, 0x0001
card "ArrayComm ut02"
manfid 0x02e3, 0x0002
Create the /etc/modprobe.d/iburst file.
$ gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iburst
Add the following text to the file, save and close the file.
options ib-net ifname="eth%d"
6. It is a good idea to restart your laptop at this point. Plug in your PCMCIA iBurst card and use pccardctl to check that the card was detected by the driver.
$ pccardctl status
You should see that the device is bound to the “iburst_cs” driver.
7. Run pppoeconf to connect to your iBurst provider.
$ sudo pppoeconf
A text-based menu program will guide you through the next steps, which are:
- Confirm that your Ethernet card is detected.
- Enter your username.
- Enter your password.
- If you already have a PPPoE Connection configured, you will be asked if it may be modified.
- Popular options: you are asked if you want the â€œnoauthâ€ and â€œdefaultrouteâ€ options and to remove â€œnodetachâ€ – choose Yes.
- Use peer DNS – choose Yes.
- Limited MSS problem – choose Yes.
- When you are asked if you want to connect at start up, you will probably want to say yes.
- Finally you are asked if you want to establish the connection immediately.
Once you have finished these steps, your connection should be working.
8. Starting the connection.
$ sudo pon dsl-provider
9. Stopping the connection.
$ sudo poff dsl-provider