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Old 11-20-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy OpenSuSe 11.3 (i586) Can't get Cricket wireless Broadband USB modem to work


Used device setup but not sure if it was done correctly. Device was not listed in ('Please choose your service provider') list.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hello mandrake876, welcome to LQ,

could you please open a terminal and execute the command
Code:
lsusb
and post the output here?

Markus
 
Old 11-22-2012, 01:26 AM   #3
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besides the above "lsusb"
you are aware that ALL of the opensuse 11 versions are NOT supported any longer
OpenSUSE 11.4 hit End Of Life earlier this month and 11.3 ,10 months BEFORE that on "January 20th 2012"


please do not use unsupported versions of a Operating system
it is VERY unsafe
currently only OpenSUSE 12.1 and 12.2 are supported
 
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:35 AM   #4
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besides the above "lsusb"
you are aware that ALL of the opensuse 11 versions are NOT supported any longer
OpenSUSE 11.4 hit End Of Life earlier this month and 11.3 ,10 months BEFORE that on "January 20th 2012"
...
ahh, I'm not familiar with the versions of Suse, but it's possible that the kernel doesn't support the device. If the OP wants to stick with 11.3, he should post the output of
Code:
uname -r
maybe simply the kernel is too old.

Markus
 
Old 12-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #5
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...Issue is not currently resolved with (above) int'net modem...Have come to conclusion I'm not really satisfied with OpenSuse (don't really like
GUI anyway...It (OS) tends to be slow, requires almost 2 GB on install. Also wants to take over Windows (XP) (Bootup). Have been trying other
Linux distros, but haven't settled on one. (I have a 10+year-old computer running WinXP) (!)...Anyone have any suggestions? Slackware? Other dis-
tros? Appreciate your feedback!
 
Old 12-02-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Also wants to take over Windows (XP) (Bootup)
that is normal , there is a section in the install to do a custom install
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I have a 10+year-old computer running WinXP
then opensuse IS NOT a good choice
it NEEDS a lot of resources to run well
2 gig ram MIN. 8 to 12 gig of ram is better


depending on the hardware , a lot of 10 year old hardware is not supported ant longer . It is 10 years old after all

I have a old computer from 2001 that really can only run CentOS 6
and even then the antique usb2 add on card only partly works ( usb 1 is the default for the computer)
and i have to manually mount the 3.5 in floppy

and the antique Nvidia gforce2 card ONLY is supported by the opensource driver ( nvidia no longer supports it )

if you post the hardware specs then we can make a suggestion

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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Computer: ACPI Uniprocessor PC- Intel Pentium4 CPU- 1.80 GHZ 1.79 GHZ, 256 MB RAM....USB Wireless Broadband: Cricket EVDO Network Adapter...
Display adapter: NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro-(Microsoft Corp. (Need good distro that's not a hassle to use, and be able to get internet device to work)

Thanks!
 
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256 MB RAM

that is going to be a very big problem

and like me the gforce2 card WILL BE A PROBLEM

you will NOT be able to use the nvidia .run driver

unless you install the much OLDER and still in support CentOS 5.8 ( 5.9 will be the LAST , then security updates only)

with only 256 ram ???

centOS 5.8 using the xfce desktop

BUT CentOS 5 is NOT targeted at the "new linux user"
It is a free rebuild of Red Hat's RHEL 5 , a SERVER class distro


you might also look into Puppy linux
 
Old 12-03-2012, 01:43 AM   #9
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Computer: ACPI Uniprocessor PC- Intel Pentium4 CPU- 1.80 GHZ 1.79 GHZ, 256 MB RAM....USB Wireless Broadband: Cricket EVDO Network Adapter...
Display adapter: NVIDIA GeForce2 Pro-(Microsoft Corp. (Need good distro that's not a hassle to use, and be able to get internet device to work)

Thanks!
The problem is that the user(newbie)friendly distributions need a much more powerful computer. And the distributions which would run very well on this machine are less userfriendly. Slackware http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/ would be a good choice, but people say that it is less newbiefriendly.
I would also recommend to put more RAM into the computer.

Markus
 
  


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