[SOLVED] USB Mobile broadband Huawei e1750 on Debian 5 LXDE 32-bits
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Mounted the external drive.
So that I can install offline the missing packages.
I have viewed "man apt" and "man apt-get" but could not find anything saying it.
A thing that may work(not sure), is import a module from the Ubuntu 10.10 kernel (188.8.131.52), which have native support,
but I don't know if works.
I'm not trying to decline other options just pointing what I searched.
Do not know how to install packages offline throw the shell.
Only know throw Gdebi which isn't avaiable,
need it to install usb-modeswitch.
If anyone can point something(documentation, a small program without dependencies, is apreciated).
Making the device being recognized I think,
I can do it. (Done it on my previous system).
All I have to do is run the dmesg -c (wait 20 seconds),
conect device, lsusb, regist the informating and so on...
The only thing I need after it,
is know how to configure it with pppd or wvdial.
Since I don't have network manager.
But that's next...
Just to point out I'm using my Trisquel GNU/linux for download packages and view this site (I have to reboot the pc to boot on Debian).
Thank you very much for the posts jim_p and gradinaruvasile.
Just some doubts
So... Dpkg doesn't have dependencies support.
That means, if I install usb-modeswitch first,
without installing libusb and the data first(the dependencies) for mistake,
will it corrupt the package recognation?
Thanks a lot for the link, it seems to support my device,
I will try it and will post if all went right.
I have used the dpkg command as sugested by jim_p(thanks jim).
It worked very well for install the more recent tcl package(dependency).
Libusb, also gone well.
And, forget about the earlier questions, it seems that dpkg,
also gives the information of the dependencies.
But usb-modeswitch doesn't install...
It seems the udev version used by debian 5 isn't updated enought to be used(version +0.140 required).
Debian 5 as udev version 0.125-7.
I have indeed executed the sakis3G script,
but without success.
It seems that my installation doesn't have bunzip2 (needed for decompression).
But after a search on sakis3G website and saw the instructions...
Seems that I misunderstood something.
I will download the bunzip2 program for my architure (also needs libbz2, just for precaution.
So... you either move to debian testing and get an internet connection, even wired, because downloading all dependecies beforehand will be a small nightmare, or do the rmmod suggestion so as to "force" its identification as a modem.
Launch it with the --console --interactive switches (you can add these to your already used switches, but first try it without those). Select set up+pin unlock+etc from the menu first.
Then try connecting. If it has PIN number set, you should specify it (it has to be 4 characters!) - you ca create a ~/.3gpin file (check the manual) that contains your pin number. When asked for password and user, enter anything (that is if you dont have user and password).
I'm happy to announce that this post was finally made with my debian 5!
And all thanks to Jim_p and gradinaruvasile (really thanks a ton!).
After 30 minutes reading the manual pages of sakis3g and sakis3g.conf,
I have finally manage to make it work!
Is easy after all.
What was added
All was needed to add was the username and password (as gradinarusavile pointed)
So in addition to the Huawei parameter, vendor, product and provider.
Is needed to give the User and Password (if not set, can be any).