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Netbooks / Re: 3G dongle on linux
« on: May 21, 2012, 04:28:05 pm »
okay, I checked again and found the software proposed a single default for the info demanded - I used that and it worked fine. Many thanks again both.

to remove the dongle, I disabled GSM connection and simply unplugged. Is this all right? I couldn't find how to 'software disconnect' a plugged in dongle prior to physical removal like I did with Linpus

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Netbooks / Re: 3G dongle on linux
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:39:52 am »
yes - that worked.  I just have to find a piece of access info from my service provider to fill in and it would appear to be ready to go.

thanks - so simple! :-)

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Netbooks / Re: 3G dongle on linux
« on: May 20, 2012, 07:49:36 pm »
phew, what a mission! still, here it is ...

Bus 005 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 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:d101 Suyin Corp. Acer CrystalEye Webcam
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Netbooks / Re: 3G dongle on linux
« on: May 20, 2012, 05:45:24 pm »
right! wilco both!  (as I say - my notifications have stopped, sorry) will keep an eye on the forum now.

okay lsusb recognised 4 1.1 root hubs, one 2.0 root hub and webcam and the Huwai dongle

IT's an E353 HSPA

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sorry, didn't get notifications of your two posts - apologies if I seemed impolite.

we old fogies don't like change. But I'm quite at home with thunderbird now I've got used to it  (yes I did select POP)

Just to say thank you to Mark in particular for the considerable expertise you took the time to devote to my problems. Peppermint is terrific and it's like a new lease of life for my netbook. (now if only I can find out why I downloaded 'patience' and it's disappeared.  :-) )  If you ever need a book editing and laying out for professional print ....

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Okay, SeZo, take your point :-) just excitement at a whole new world! (you'll see I've started a new thread about another issue)

Mark, none of those. They are all clearly thunderbird, not whatever I had. Anyway, of course thunderbird shows new mails by each name ... perhaps I'll get used to it :-)

thanks for the syndaemon thing. great. just did it and tested it. ;D

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Netbooks / 3G dongle on linux
« on: May 17, 2012, 07:35:49 pm »
I have a 3G dongle that comes with installation programmes for windows and Mac only.

I am aware (from browsing) that some people have got a 3G dongle working on linux but their explanations are beyond me as I'm a novice and they assume knowledge I haven't got.

Having upgraded my AOA 110 to peppermint, I'm now wondering again if I can get the dongle working. It occurs to me that, from what (little) I've read, I could install wine and use it to install the dongle as a windows environment. Is this feasible or just a daft hope?

or should I go MiFi?

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okay - I don't want to argue with the experts, but the old mail prog was quite different in look and function. For instance, it displayed the mails with the latest at the top, and with mails from all names in one list. when sending a mail, I could choose which address it would be sent from on the header boxes from a drop down and it made tinkly sounds when mail arrived. :-)

anyway, the boxes referred to are all ticked, so maybe it's updating each name, but I still have to access each name to find out if there IS any new mail (the old prog told me) and respond. I also found a tab for 'manage identities' in account settings, 'added' another name, restarted, but nothing has changed so I don't understand that

and yep the syndaemon command works fine when run.

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keyring fixed - thankyou! :-) and cheese ...

the e-mail prog you mentioned is still like thunderbird. my original programme was quite different. It allowed one update for all screen names listed and showed them individually loading (so if you had no new messages you hadn't wasted your time) whereas thunderbird requires you to access each name individually, which is a bit of a pain.

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I found,  when I typed, if I accidentally hit the touchpad (and I do), the subsequent typing moves to elsewhere at random in the text, so I'm jumbling up the order and have to edit the last typed text to where it should go (the end of the text). For some time, I have manually run that command which cured the problem, simply disabling the touchpad for a set length of time (the '2') when keys are hit. after the typing ceases (2 seconds) - the touchpad works again automatically. That is what I want to achieve. You told me how to put the manual command into a start up programme, and that made it automatic in Linpus. With peppermint, of course, that has gone and the jumping text problem is back. I don't know if that command will work or how to implement it.

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following PCNetSpec's advice (on another forum) I have successfully installed this instead of Linpus on my aspire one AOA 110 Ab. As promised, installing programmes is now a doddle, I would never have attempted it before. BUT I have a few queries:

on install it asked for a password for 'keyring' - while I have made log in automatic for the normal password, it now asks me for the password for 'keyring' - how do I stop it?

I had a command to automatically temporarily disable the touchpad when typing. The solution given for linpus won't work on peppermint. The solution given by the other poster seems to only allow manual switch off and on, which is not what I want -
the original command was 'syndaemon -i 2 -d'

Overall, peppermint seems a bit slower than linpus lite. It also fills the whole SSD, whereas linpus only occupied half of it. Should I add a memory card to extend the SSD (and will the machine recognise it now). - just found this on your main tutorial thread - should probably move this there

I HAVE

Thunderbird is not as good (or as quick logging on) as the mail handler with the original prog, but I've forgotten the name of it ... :-)

I also can't find anything to use the camera and store pictures.

- there may be more questions - but I will browse the FAQs a bit before asking more favours ....   JOhnG

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