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Old 08-20-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
BlackSwan
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Vodafone dongle HSUPA K4510 USB modem installation


I'm trying to install Vodafone dongle K4510 (K3770)

I dit get this instructions:

(1) Insert stick
(2) Dismiss all popups about running the auto install scripts(they can't work)
(3) Open terminal
(4) cd $HOME
(5) mkdir vmb
(6) cd vmb
(7) (cd "/media/Vodafone Mobile Broadband ?.0 && tar -cf - .) | tar -xf -
(8) chmod +x autorun.sh install_linux
(9) sudo ./autorun.sh
(10) Type user password
(11) Wait for last command to finish, then close terminal

I get stuck at point (7) what to do next.
Can somebody explain what to do?

What I did so far:
I copied all files to /home/vmb
I did make autorun.sh and install_linux executable
I opened here the terminal and sudo ./autorun.sh
After entering the password I get a new terminal with:

You must run the install process by root.
Press any key to exit.

I have LinuxMint 14.04 LTS
 
Old 08-20-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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are you sure that the dongle doesn't "Just Work"?
have you tried creating a new mobile broadband connection from network manager?

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(7) (cd "/media/Vodafone Mobile Broadband ?.0 && tar -cf - .) | tar -xf -
I get stuck at point (7)
does that folder even exist?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 03:18 AM   #3
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I have created a connection but the dongle didn't work.

Can you explain in a few steps what to do at point (7)

(7) (cd "/media/Vodafone Mobile Broadband ”?.0 && tar -cf - .) | tar -xf -

cd /media/Vodafone Mobile Broadband (I understand what to do and the folder is there)
What to do next with

?.0 && tar -cf - .) | tar -xf - (I did not understand here what to do)
 
Old 08-21-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Quote:
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I have created a connection but the dongle didn't work.
can you be more precise? which steps? error messages? did you succesfully create a connection (does the systray icon change), but cannot connect to the internet?
Quote:
(7) (cd "/media/Vodafone Mobile Broadband ?.0 && tar -cf - .) | tar -xf -
this is not any sort of syntax i recognize.
maybe the command is simply wrong.

what distro are you using?

is this your dongle?
 
Old 08-21-2014, 05:20 PM   #5
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Yes, it is the dongle I have.
Distro: linuxmint 14.04.

I copied all files to /home/vmb
I did make autorun.sh and install_linux executable
I opened here the terminal and sudo ./autorun.sh
After entering the password I get a new terminal with this error:

You must run the install process by root.
Press any key to exit.

Why did i get this error?
I would say that with the command sudo I am installing as root.

what does this commands do?
tar -cf -
tar -xf -
 
Old 08-23-2014, 08:26 AM   #6
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i really have to ask, what is so special about your dongle that you cannot use it with utilities provided by your packet manager (software center)?
most distros (and esp. ubuntu-based) have excellent support for mobile broadband devices.

downloading binaries from some website (where did you get it from?) should really be the very last resort, not the first.

also, there is no linuxmint 14.04.
either you mean linuxmint 14, which is dead, end of life; or you mean linuxmint 17, which is based on ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Last edited by ondoho; 08-23-2014 at 08:29 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 09:37 AM   #7
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USB_ModeSwitch...

Use the command "lsusb" to see the modem's device ID number. The Internet tells me that if it is 12d1:14c5, it is not seen as a modem, but if 12d1:14cb, it should function as a modem.

A USB modem like this is usually switched from being seen as a CD-ROM to being seen as a modem with USB_ModeSwitch, which should be included as a package in your Mint installation. You may need to install the latest version of the package.

Of course, even after switching, the modem has to perform a dial-up and be connected.

The important first question - is it being switched? Post back with this basic information. Otherwise, trying to help you out isn't likely to get anywhere.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 08-24-2014 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #8
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i really have to ask, what is so special about your dongle that you cannot use it with utilities provided by your packet manager (software center)?
most distros (and esp. ubuntu-based) have excellent support for mobile broadband devices.

downloading binaries from some website (where did you get it from?) should really be the very last resort, not the first.

also, there is no linuxmint 14.04.
either you mean linuxmint 14, which is dead, end of life; or you mean linuxmint 17, which is based on ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Sorry, yes i have linuxmint 17 based on ubuntu 14.04

The software is on the dongle itself.

Last edited by BlackSwan; 08-23-2014 at 06:56 PM.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 03:30 AM   #9
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Can you see the version# of the tar file?
If so post the entire name here.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 04:39 AM   #10
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@BlackSwan: Plug in your device and report the output of
Code:
dmesg|tail
That may help others determine the next steps.

The following can be helpful with detecting if the device is recognised and a driver loaded.
Code:
usb-devices
*Report just the output block associated with the broadband dongle.
 
  


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