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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2010, 03:14:28 pm »
Once you have installed the updates (see my previous posting) and rebooted to kernel 2.6.31, hopefully it will "just work", but if it doesn't try this -

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 :) )

People are reporting that the ZTE dongles are working in Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 "out-of-the-box", but I'm a bit wary of telling you to try one of those as there have been a number of other issues with those versions for some peoples hardware setups.
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #31 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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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #32 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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