How do I use a Sprint Broadband card with 8.04?

Asked by iflyfr8 on 2008-12-08

I cannot get my sprint Novatel u720 to work on my Dell mini 9 running 8.04. I have used the procedure from the Sprint website and all that has been posted here. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2008-12-13
Last query:
2008-12-13
Last reply:
2008-12-09
iflyfr8 (paul-andrews) said : #2

Mark,

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, this thing will not let me install KPPP and KPPP logview from the menu. I get a message saying that is restricted by the vendor. Can I load these packages from the command line and how do i do that? I am new to Linux!

Thanks

Hi,

Please do the following to install kppp:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following commands (type each then hit <enter>)

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install kppp

Step 3: Post results (cut/paste terminal output from each command) here

Regards,

Mark

iflyfr8 (paul-andrews) said : #4

OK Mark, here it is!

paul@paul:~$ sudo aptitude update
[sudo] password for paul:
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy Release.gpg
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base Release.gpg
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy Release
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates Release
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security Release
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base Release
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-dell-mini Release
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/main Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/universe Packages
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/restricted Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/main Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/universe Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/multiverse Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/restricted Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/main Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/universe Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/restricted Packages
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/main Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/universe Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/multiverse Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/restricted Packages
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/main Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/universe Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-updates/restricted Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/main Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/universe Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base/main Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base/universe Packages
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base/restricted Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base/main Sources
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base/multiverse Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-netbook-base/restricted Sources
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-dell-mini/main Packages
Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-dell-mini/universe Packages
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Hit http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy-dell-mini/restricted Sources
Reading package lists... Done
paul@paul:~$

paul@paul:~$ sudo aptitude install kppp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Initializing package states... Done
Writing extended state information... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
  at-spi gnome-cards-data gnome-games-data guile-1.6-libs libbeagle1 libelfg0 libgail-gnome-module libggz2 libggzcore9
  libggzmod4 libgnome-speech7 libguile-ltdl-1 libopal-2.2 libopenobex1 libpt-1.10.10 libpt-1.10.10-plugins-alsa
  libqthreads-12 libxevie1 obex-data-server python-brlapi python-pyatspi
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  kppp
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 21 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 692kB of archives. After unpacking 51.4MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
Writing extended state information... Done
Get:1 http://dell-mini.archive.canonical.com hardy/main kppp 4:3.5.8-1ubuntu3 [692kB]
Fetched 692kB in 1s (456kB/s)
(Reading database ... 93101 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing python-pyatspi ...
Removing at-spi ...
Removing gnome-games-data ...

Hi,

So now that kppp seems to be installed, please try following this procedure:

http://www4.sprint.com/pcsbusiness/downloads/Sprint_Mobile_Broadband_Setup_Guide.pdf

Regards,

Mark

iflyfr8 (paul-andrews) said : #6

Problem Cured!!

Thanks so much for your excellent help, Mark! I owe you.

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #7

@Mark, thank you, I've added that to the Mini 9 wiki page at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DellMini9.