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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 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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