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Old 06-15-2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Virgin Mobile Broadband


Hello everyone,

I was wondering if there was Linux compatible software for Virgin Mobile's USB modem. Officially it's only compatible with Xp, Vista, and Mac OS X.
 
Old 06-16-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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Hello everyone,

I was wondering if there was Linux compatible software for Virgin Mobile's USB modem. Officially it's only compatible with Xp, Vista, and Mac OS X.
Virgin doesn't support Linux ?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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Thank you very much!!
 
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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I tried editing the wvdial.config file but it wouldn't let me. Even in root you cannot change the permissions to read and write instead of just read. So the guide given in this post will not work.
 
Old 06-21-2010, 12:35 PM   #6
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We'll need more information to be of more help. Is it on of these?

EDIT: Also, what distro and version of linux are you using? What steps have you tried so far?

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Old 06-22-2010, 01:09 AM   #7
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I tried editing the wvdial.config file but it wouldn't let me. Even in root you cannot change the permissions to read and write instead of just read. So the guide given in this post will not work.
You know Virgin officially supports Linux for broadband, therefore you can simply call their customer care.

Besides what error messages did you get when u tried to change the permissions through root ?
 
Old 06-24-2010, 07:02 PM   #8
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You know Virgin officially supports Linux for broadband, therefore you can simply call their customer care.

Besides what error messages did you get when u tried to change the permissions through root ?
It was a message that said "I don't have ownership of the file therefore I can't change the permissions"
 
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Try:
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chown root:root wvdial.config

Then edit the file.
 
Old 07-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #10
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I stand corrected (for real this time)

I just tried it out on Mint 9.0 and it's laid out nicely in network connections.

I'm not sure about the other distros but if it works for Mint it has to work for Ubuntu.

**Work meaning how to set it up**
 
  


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