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Old 01-19-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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ubuntu 10.10, 17 inch Toshiba lap X-win7, T-Mobile rocket 2.0

T-Mobile rocket 2.0 OK on 15 inch Toshiba lap VISTA. BUT not ubuntu 10.10 on 7 inch Toshiba lap X-win7
T-Mobile's help: "unsupported".
A blogger said USB from android phone OK.
BUT I need external-powered antenna to get rocket to work with vista.
Don;t know how to connect external-powered antenna to phone instead of lap?
My phone is nice 4.7 inch htc hd2 window mobile.

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I used to have a Windows Mobile 6 phone. Windows locked down the internet connection sharing so it only worked with Windows PCs.

The fact that T-Mobile doesn't support Linux doesn't mean it absolutely won't work.

With the Rocket connected under Linux, try running lsusb as root and searching the output to see whether the device is detected.

You might also try dmesg as root as also searching the output. Dmesg puts out a lot of lines, so be prepared for a bit of reading.

If the device is detected, post the portions of the commands' output that describe the device here.
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Try this:
  1. Unplug the Rocket
  2. run dmesg | tail -f (as root)
  3. Plug the Rocket in
That should isolate the dmesg output applicable to the device.

In the future, or even by editing your OP (original post), it would be helpful if you would provide links to your h/w:
  • T-Mobile rocket 2.0
  • 15 inch Toshiba lap
  • 7 inch Toshiba lap
  • possibly the 4.7 inch htc hd2 window mobile
It would save us, each one who thinks about trying to help you, the time of separately searching out the relevant info. TIA.

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