I have just installed SUSE linux 10.2 in my Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop
I get my internet from three sources:
1. CDMA EVDO USB modem--this is the only thing that works at my house.
2. Wireless Internet from Coffeeshops--Typically my second choice.
3. Ethernet Cable Modem--This is the only solution that worked out of the box. I have to go hang out at friends' houses to use this.
So I am trying to get these working in inverse order. My first problem is that apparently KInternet (for wireless) and Network Manager can't co-exist. Nobody has clearly explained the best solution for this. Or rather, everybody has a conflicting idea, but nobody seems to actually be doing it. I guess the problem has something to do with DHCP addressing?
Anyway, as soon as I configure my wireless card, it seems to mess up the wired connection. I could live without wired, but since it's currently the only thing working, that has been difficult to do....
I am trying to get the EVDO modem properly configured (it's a UTC/Starcom VX6700 PPC) and am not sure if I need a special driver, or if it will just work, if I ever get it configured right. I have found a couple of sites, one which seems to count on the system recognizing your modem, which mine does not:
I set everything according to this, but it's not working yet.
involves some heavy scripting in a different distro, although I think I may have enough know how to try this now....
I'm wondering what's entailed in a modem being 'recognized'. Does this load a special driver, or just help with a few settings? In any case, I haven't been able to find any reference to a linux driver for this phone.
Any help most appreciated.