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TheIndependentAquarius 03-08-2010 04:01 AM

What is a dialer support ?
 
I am planning to buy a Virgin Mobile data-card for accessing internet.

I have checked its FAQ, its written they have Linux drivers,
but
what really concerns me is the following statement in bold from their FAQ:

Quote:

No dialer support for LINUX.
Mentioned versions for linux are supported as a standard dial up modem configuration
Redhat Enterprise Linux 3 & above
Fedora Core 5,6 & above
SUSE Desktop Linux 9,10 & above
Debian Linux 5,6 & above
Ubuntu Linux 5,6 & above
What is a dialer support ?
What shall I lose if I don't have a dialer support ?


Kindly guide !

EDIT:
Modified FAQ link

smoker 03-08-2010 07:30 AM

Kindly give a proper link for the faq.
All I get is a massive flash movie and no relevant links.

The dialer is a thing that does the dial up connection for you on windows.
On linux you will have to configure the device as a modem.

TheIndependentAquarius 03-08-2010 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smoker
Kindly give a proper link for the faq.
All I get is a massive flash movie and no relevant links.

Many thanks for replying !

I didn't give the link to the FAQ because I had pasted the exact text here.

Anyway I have modified the link of the first post. Kindly have a look there.

Quote:

The dialer is a thing that does the dial up connection for you on windows.
On linux you will have to configure the device as a modem.
Thanks for the information !

JZL240I-U 07-13-2010 07:59 AM

On SuSE I use UMTSmon. KNetworkManager isn't working (I believe it is a known bug which might be corrected in the upcoming 11.3).

TheIndependentAquarius 07-15-2010 02:20 AM

Thanks,

I didn't know something other than knetworkmanager also exists ! Aah and that is said to work on Slack too !

JZL240I-U 07-15-2010 02:39 AM

Please note, that UMTSmon is not anymore in active development, as the authors themselves recommend knetworkmanager (which is broken in the actual SuSE 11.2).

If and when you use UMTSmon you'd best adhere to the recommended procedure: running it the first time from console with "/usr/bin/umtsmon" as root (or sudo) since some other packages need to get tweaked (that way you can see all the output). You can also raise the verbosity either with "/usr/bin/umtsmon -vv" or "/usr/bin/umtsmon -v5", best will be you do a "man umtsmon".

TheIndependentAquarius 07-15-2010 02:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JZL240I-U (Post 4033628)
Please note, that UMTSmon is not anymore in active development, as the authors themselves recommend knetworkmanager (which is broken in the actual SuSE 11.2).

If and when you use UMTSmon you'd best adhere to the recommended procedure: running it the first time from console with "/usr/bin/umtsmon" as root (or sudo) since some other packages need to get tweaked (that way you can see all the output). You can also raise the verbosity either with "/usr/bin/umtsmon -vv" or "/usr/bin/umtsmon -v5", best will be you do a "man umtsmon".

Many thanks to you to this information,

I do not know knetworkmanager is available for Slack or not. I'll have to figure that out in the Slackware forum.

Thanks again.

JZL240I-U 07-15-2010 02:58 AM

You are welcome. Knetworkmanager is part of KDE (which runs on slack AFAIK).

TheIndependentAquarius 07-15-2010 03:06 AM

I am not going to install KDE there, My Slack would be running LXDE ! May be Slackbuilds contain knetworkmanager.


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