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Old 02-10-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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virgin mobile wont install on linpus


hi all,
absolute newbie here, just bought asus eeepc netbook with linpus installed, and cant install virgin mobile dongle, it isnt even recognised. i havent a clue what to do, but i dont want to remove linpus, its so intuitive. one friend suggested i have to open a command line, but i dont know how to do this
any help would be appreciated. - thanks in advance

maxxer09

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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Google "virgin mobile eeepc"

http://www.lympago.com/cgi-bin/Blah/...e,m=1230090517
 
Old 02-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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Well it depends on the graphical interface. But if it is gnome just click on the foot then click on the Accessories and you should see terminal. Then you will want to follow the website from the previous poster. after you download the deb file you will need to enter one of the two commands.
Code:
sudo dpkg --install <what ever>.deb
or
Code:
su - 
enter root password
dpkg --install <what ever>.deb
here is the website for quicker access to the download. http://www.greenhughes.com/content/h...e169g-easy-way
 
Old 02-11-2009, 11:04 AM   #4
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To open a terminal in Linpus Lite
Quote:
Click on Files > My Documents to open the File Manager. Then on the menu go to File > Terminal.
Enable Right Click menu in Linpus Lite
http://aspireone.wikia.com/wiki/How_...ht_Click_Menus


Install more software in Linpus Lite
http://aspireone.wikia.com/wiki/How_...re_software%3F


The links in my sig are for the Acer Aspire One, which also runs Linpus Lite by default, so there should be a lot of useful information there for you as well..


Linpus lite is fedora based.. I don't think it uses .deb packages..

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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virgin mobile

many thanks for replying everyone, now it seems i have a e160, not e169 device.
apparently cannot use e169 tryouts with e 160
any help please.

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:11 PM   #6
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did you try this method that was linked through the pages in my sig ? I know the example is for a E220 but still....

http://johnblackmore.com/aspire-one/...huawei-modems/

The comments show a few people with the 160 that got it working with those instructions

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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virgin mobile

hi i have asus eeepc 900, does that make a difference?
thanks.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #8
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virgin

hi,
may not have linpus installed on my asus eeepc 900, how do i find out which linux i have ?
 
Old 02-11-2009, 06:24 PM   #9
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Try the command uname from the command line.
 
Old 02-12-2009, 03:24 AM   #10
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virgin

just says LINUX
 
Old 02-12-2009, 07:14 AM   #11
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You need a little more output.. .try one of these..

uname -a
or
lsb_release -a
 
Old 02-12-2009, 07:39 AM   #12
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virgin

uname -a = LINUX ASUS-1995709286 2,6,21,4-EEEPC #2 TUE FEB 19 11-46 EST 2008 I686 GNU/LINUX

any thoughts anybody

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:17 AM   #13
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virgin and suse

hi all.
ive now installed suse linux 10 - on inserting my virgin dongle, it is recognised but thats it, can anyone help with setting up my virgin dongle with suse, cheers.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 07:33 AM   #14
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http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:HUAWEI_E220_Support

most of the "Huawei E160 Suse" links I see in Google are in German or some other foreign language..
 
  


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