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01 Dec 2008 Network upgrade Ubuntu Server 8.04 to 8.10

This post describes how I upgraded my Ubuntu (Hardy Heron) 8.04 server installation to (Intrepid Ibex) 8.10 from the command line.

First you’ll need to make sure you are running the latest packages

# sudo aptitude update
# sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

Then you will need to install the Ubuntu upgrade package

# sudo aptitude install update-manager-core

You can start the upgrade when the package is installed

# sudo do-release-upgrade

Then you just have to follow the on-screen instructions and answer the questions as they pop up. One thing to note is the fact that it is not suggested to perform the upgrade via a remote ssh connection. I have done earlier upgrades multiple times before without any problems, but I might just have been lucky.

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19 Jul 2008 Configure Huawei E620 using Netcom network

This post will describe how I configured a Huawei E620 3g/Edge PCMCIA card on my Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to use the Norwegian Netcom network and can be considered a simple HOWTO.

Determine Huawei card

Determine what Huawei card you have installed

lspci | grep -i huawei

...
12d1:1001 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E620 USB Modem
...

Next download the Swedish Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver. This post describes how to install driver version 1.99.17 since I haven’t tried version 2.0 beta 3.

Install the package

dpkg -i vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux_1.99.17_i386.deb

Next start the Vodaphone Connect Card Driver for Linux from Applications –> Internet –> Vodaphone Connect Card Driver for Linux

You will hopefully be presented with this window where you type in your PIN code

Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver for Linux Pin-code

Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver for Linux Pin-code

Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver for Linux

Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver for Linux

Now it’s time to set the preferences according to the Netcom network

Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver for Linux - Preferences

Vodaphone Mobile Connect Card Driver for Linux - Preferences

Username and password can be anything you like since it’s not being used. The important part is that the APN host is internet or internet.netcom.no. Make your changes and click the OK button.

Connect to the Internet by clicking the Connect button in the upper left corner and you should now be connected to the world wide web.

This HOWTO will most likely work on Debian Etch too, but I haven’t tested it yet.

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19 Jul 2008 Configure Telenor Mobile Broadband using Ubuntu

This post is a short description/HOWTO of how I configured a “Telenor Mobilt BredbĂ„nd” on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)I’ve borrowed from a friend of mine. I might have forgotten some steps on this guide and haven’t verified it on a fresh Ubuntu 8.04 installation.

Determine modemtype

This HOWTO has been written for the GlobeSurfer ICON 225 modem from Telenor. To determine if you have this modem insert it into a spare USB slot and type the following command

# lspci
 
...
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0af0:6971 Option
...

Download and install HSOconnect packages

Download the HSOlink and HSOconnect packages from http://www.pharscape.org/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,68/page,viewtopic/t,457/
Install the packages downloaded

sudo dpkg -i hsolink_1.0.46-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i hsoconnect_1.1.61_all.deb

Install the build-essential package (if it’s not installed already) since we’re going to compile software during this HOWTO

# sudo aptitude install build-essential

Download and install needed software

Download the REZeroCD (hso-udev.tar.gz) from http://www.pharscape.org/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,68/page,viewtopic/t,425/ to change the behavior for the dongle to be a modem.

Unpack and install the file

# tar xfz hso-udev.tar.gz

# cd hso-udev

# sudo make

# sudo make install

Download and install HSO module

Install the HSO module by downloading the file hso-1.2.tar.gz from http://www.pharscape.org/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,68/page,viewtopic/t,445/
Unpack the file hso-1.2.tar.gz and compile it

# sudo tar xfz hso-1.2.tar.gz

# cd hso

# make 

# make install

Verify that the module has been installed

lsmod | grep hso

Load themodule if it isn’t loaded

modprobe hso

Start the application

Unplug your modem and wait about 30 seconds and plut it in again before continuing this HOWTO

Start the HSOconnect software : Applications –> Internet –> HSOconnect.

HSOConnect

HSOconnect


Go to Profile and choose Edit connection
HSOconnect Connection Editor

HSOconnect Connection Editor


Configure it for Telenor settings

APN: telenor
Username: anything
Password: anything

Accept the settings and press the Connect button.
You are now (most likely) connected to the Internet using your Telenor Mobile Broadband dongle.

Troubleshooting

You might experience that Firefox 3.x won’t load webpages. This might occur because the browser is in “Offline mode”. Just change this behaviour by unselecting the File –> Work Offline mode and try again.

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