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Old 12-17-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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novell suse linux 10 sierra wireless aircard 555 hp compaq presario x1000


i have just installed novell suse linux 10 on my hp compaq presario x1000 with the sierra wireless aircard 555 now how do i make this card work i am totally new to the linux world would appreciate any help worked in all other earlier versions of linux
 
Old 12-18-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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Click on the following link for information on using the Sierra Wireless AirCardŽ 555 under linux.
http://mycusthelp.com/sierrawireless...ilC=&KEY=Linux
 
Old 12-19-2005, 04:30 AM   #3
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this does not work under suse linux 10 as the pcmcia structure has been totally changed from the earlier versions from pcmcia-cs to pcmciautils and therefore cardmgr is replaced by pccardctl now
 
Old 12-19-2005, 05:47 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, I have no experience with this card and cannot provide a solution. Maybe try using ndiswrapper.
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Although ndiswrapper is intended for wireless network cards, other devices are known to work: e.g., USB to serial port device, ethernet card, home phone network device etc.
I did not see this card in the list of devices known to work, however, it may be worth a try.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 06:10 PM   #5
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Have you tried using YaST to see if the card is recognized? Once it is recognized, setting it up should be relatively straightforward.

Select K Menu --> Control Center --> YaST2 Modules --> Network Devices --> Network Card. Click on the Administrator Mode button and enter your root password. If your card is recognized, it will be one of the items listed in the next screen.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 02:58 AM   #6
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1. ndiswrapper did not work with the windows inf file on the driver cd of the card
2. yast sees the card as a network device in hardware detection whereas it is actually modem
 
Old 12-21-2005, 12:32 PM   #7
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2. yast sees the card as a network device in hardware detection whereas it is actually modem
Well, no. It is actually a network device. It is a wireless adapter, not a modem. A modem would be used for a dial-up connection.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 01:13 AM   #8
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1. it must be a modem since i am required to dial my service provider and enter a username and password using kppp as the dialer which is what i did in other linux distros like debian
2. it is incorrect according to the manufacturers website to see it as a network device since it is actually a qualcomm 3g cdma modem
3. is it possible to remove pcmciautils and use pcmcia-cs in suse 10 since that might work
4. or is it not possible to use pcmcia-cs on suse 10 since pcmciautils is already installed
 
Old 12-31-2005, 01:47 AM   #9
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i will have to completely remove suse linux as i cannot get the card to work
 
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Sierra Wireless Aircard 555 & Novell Suse Linux 10

hi what does cs unable to apply power mean and how can i rectify it thanks i found a solution on the web page www.offline.co.za for part of the above problem but now i am stuck again
 
  


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