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Old 09-12-2010, 05:38 AM   #1
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getting a 3G mobile broadband to work

hi everyone,

i have just recently installed linux mint 9 with the KDE desktop, i am very happy about it... the problem i have encountered is setting up my 3 Mobile broadband USB dongle, other linux distros just recognised it instantly, but i cannot seem to install it in this one, could someone help me at all, please in a simple as possible description as i am still really new to linux, its a huawei dongle

many thanks

Old 09-12-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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Hello nasa_pete,

at first try the "dmesg" command to find out, if the device is recognized as a new USB-device at all.
If your Hardware is not broken and the system is set up properly that should work.
Maybe your distribution is missing the kernel-module for the dongle. I'd recommend to boot with another Linux-distribution (which recognizes the device) and look with "lsmod" which kernelmodules are loaded to support this device.
Then, on your Linux-mint machine try to load this modules with "modprobe". If this does'nt work you're possibly missing a kernelmodule and you'll have to rebuild your kernel.

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