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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 05:18:38 pm »
Right-Click the 3Connect icon on your desktop, and select "Eject"... now see if you can see the dongle in network manager.
(you could try this before the updates... you never know your luck :) )

It does show but it only while the dongle's in and it did not connect anyway

I am off to work for the next 4 nights so I think it would be a good time to call time - after all I can get onto the internet and BT have lots of hot spots or what ever so I we be fine without the dongle

I will most likely ask more silly questions in the future...so you will know who to avoid  ;) ::)

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 05:04:44 pm »
OK lets start with the updates...level 5 states "Dangerous packages. Known to affect the stability of the systems depending on certain specs or hardware"

Levels 1, 2 and 3 are already checked.. 4 and 5 are not

it also said there are 251 recommended updates available ???

So tried your suggestion "sudo" It said sudo apt-get update : command not found

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 01:48:33 pm »
No change...will check back later, as I have two dogs standing here with their legs crossed  :D

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 01:34:48 pm »
OK have found that Huawei make the ZTE MF112...so disregard last line of previous post

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 01:19:21 pm »
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:2500 Pixart Imaging, Inc. USB Optical Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 19d2:0103 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

just a thought the dongle is not a Huawei it is a zte mf112... i am still looking it up on google 

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 01:05:49 pm »
how do you copy/paste from the terminal ... I am now using the netbook...so I thought I could just copy/paste

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 12:50:57 pm »
I was afraid this would happen  :'( ...I have'nt a clue how... as I am using my desktop to post here ... I have not tried to logon with the netbook yet

Oh well here goes...

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 12:25:41 pm »
Right a bit of a delay as this silly touch pad is really annoying...so have found mini mouse (no not Mickey's friend, a mini mouse)

So I have a list ... so what is it I am looking for??

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 11:53:30 am »
When this B***D* dongle connects I will lend you my zimmer frame and race you to the PUB  ;D

Right I have opened a terminal...am I supposed to see a joke and a (I think it is) cow???

Now I am not sure about this so be patient...do I type in "Code:[select]1susb" (without quotes)...i know this is old hat for you but my computing started after the Dos time and it was what kept me from Linux in the first place as I do not have a clue when it comes to Dos  :-[

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 05, 2010, 10:42:20 am »
In reply too your enquiry about "keyring" passwaords....well of course I put one in  ??? ....and now I cannot find out how to remove/change it  :'(

I will be back after I have clean installed and got as far as your last post...without all my mistakes and in the right order....he he...sorry just made me think of Eric Morecombe and Andre Previn, but I expect your too young too know who I'm on about.


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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 04, 2010, 11:03:22 pm »
Three is now showing in the 'Mobile Broadband' tab in network connections....but when I click on list it does not show

Ooop's the little screen just went black and now I cannot turn it off..........right just took the battery out that stopped it

I don't think the poor little thing deserves this kind of treatment......OK it seems the battery only lasts about 2hrs....I thought it was longer but thats a 6cell and they come with 3cell....sometimes I don't like manufactures much, but I suppose they get lots of extra money as 2hrs ain't no good to man nor beast....sorry got a rant on there and slid of the subject

I have shoved the dongle into my desktop and it loaded drivers automatically and up came the 3 connect wizard...so the dongle works...but I was beginning to think it is that and not linux as I have done what was asked several times over as I have now started from scratch 4 times but still no Three

I cannot find anything on this dongle ZTE MF112...I'm clutching at straws now am I not...time to take a break

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 04, 2010, 10:14:07 pm »
Yes I have got an internet connection through my BT hub...so have been online using Firefox

I get the distinct impression you are not going to let me give up are you?

So alright I have installed the usb-modeswitch v1.0.2-1

I will now try the dongle again...there were too many mozzies on the seawall anyway!!

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 04, 2010, 05:11:08 pm »
It's really nice here on the seawall  8)

I have followed your new instructions but 3 does not show - I tried the dongle on my laptop in the living room and the 3g worked, but here in the study (there's posh for you...it's an old caravan in the garden but that don't sound so good) no 3g just the green light. and to cap it all the allowance is nearly used up and I don't want to waste money on a topup.

I am even more confused because the laptop connected me to the internet via the dongle and the light is green! and it's in the 'Study'

I may re-install and start again... I must have done something incorrectly...if I knew more I would not have slavishly followed those instructions so perhaps that's what I've done....hell I chasing my own tail here...Must take break - have Beer - talk to the animals - anything but This!!!!  :-\ :'( :o ;D

Just one more little thing...why is my padlock icon in the bottom r/h corner broken.....(only joking)





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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 04, 2010, 11:35:03 am »
I have created the pendrive with persistent partition and Mint8 - It's booted from USB and I have clicked the link provided http://old.linux.co.uk//docs/center/how-to/recommended-3g-netbook-solution - Starting at step 11, I inserted the Dongle.....

Then what the instructions said would happen didn't ... no "New 3G Broadband" window was to be seen, but all is not lost I thought, because right there under the 'Install Linux Mint 8' icon was a '3Connect' so I clicked on it and....nothing it opens a file browser...clicking on the files just opened more files  :o

Back to instructions but that did not help because I had not filled in the options on the first window that did not appear......

I am beginning to feel like a Hamster/Rabbit cross stuck on a wheel that is generating the power for the oncoming Headlights!!!

So still just about being of sound mind I have decided I will persevere with the Mint 8 (as the netbook would need a RAM upgrade to run windows), but as to 3g dongles, I will consign them to the 'I'm on the wrong side of the hill to waste time on this' bin

All is not lost though BT have just dropped data limits for 'Openzone' and 'Fon' and I don't have to do anything they are already there in the wireless networks bit

Thank you for all your help...and patience...I'm off to the seawall to see if Openzone works there...now how do I download a browser?????;D

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Netbooks / Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« on: July 03, 2010, 06:10:36 pm »
I used the installer that the download site www.linuxmint.com suggested from - www.pendrivelinux.com - Univeral-USB-Installer-v1.6.6.exe - but it did not ask me to choose the size of the partition or anything and as far as I know the pendrive is 4gb (but I could be wrong)

I am going out now (to escape the football) so will try to carry out your instructions later, and I will not worry if I cannot save anything as I think I need the practice to do it all again if it works.

I have a pen drive supplied to me by my netbook supplier so I can re-install the limpus lite if I make a real pigs ear of it.

Thanks for hanging on in there with me, your patience is much appreciated

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