I have this card running on Ubuntu 8.04 on a eeePC 900 16 GB.
It just works wonderfully using the drivers and connect utility off the Pharscape site (www.pharscape.org
Example of stuff found there:
One of the key forum threads:
The following components off that site proved to be key:
- the hso driver
- hsoconnect (GUI connect utility)
- rezero (switches the modem to modem mode)
I'm located in Sweden so my Option modem was supplied for Windows usage by Telenor in their role as Swedish mobile network operator.
It's one of those Icon Globetrotter 7.2 modems.
It used to work for a while under Linux using a Vodafone released driver, then I was tempted to do a firmware upgrade of the modem since this promised to enhance its capability for 7.2 Mbit/s speeds.
Since the Swedish operator only supports the modem under Windows they don't care about Linux. It worked fine on Windows with the operator's new Windows based connect utility following the reflash. Sure enough the Vodafone Linux driver didn't work following the firmware reflash so I figured I had effectively toast my modem with regards to Linux. However it turned out this reflashed version is supported by a so called HSO driver. The guardian angels regarding this technology communicates driver usage through www.pharscape.org
You'll need some general Linux skills in case of install problems. This Blog site has a pretty good recap of things that could help you succeed as long as you don't run into problems
Else diving into the forum posts on Parscape will have you sorted eventually.
I followed instructions, and soon I had the driver on my machine and the associated utilities. This now works as conveniently as on Windows.
Eventually when time allows I intend to write my own version of guide for how to get going using this modem type. I havn't tried doing this on Xandros but assume it could be doable for some friendly soul to prepare an installable package for all the ordinary consumers by building stuff from source.
eeePC 900 16GB, 2GB RAM [Ubuntu 8.04/Windows XP Home SP3 dual boot]