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    Unhappy PCLinuxOS Connectivity Problem


    Hello Friends,
    I am currently running Windows 10 (x64), what is I am currently using to post into this thread.
    I have installed PCLinuxOS 2017 on my USB Drive, I tried it before on the Virtual Box but there were some screen resolution issues, & too many camplications. So I installed it on a bootable USB Drive (as to make sure everything works fine).
    I can work on it Live CD option but the problem is Internet Connectivity I use a USB Data Card (HSPA DataCard) that works fine with Windows but with PCLOS it goes unrecognized.
    While trying to solve the issue, I came to know that It was a driver related problem, though, I got the .deb (Debian) pakage for the driver but, I can't install it on PCLinuxOs.
    I searched over ineternet & found alien can convert .deb packages to .rpm but, meanwhile I can't install Alien since It has dependencies & there are sub dependencies further.
    I have already wasted a lot of time over this & didn't find a working solution.
    Please help me either to convert the .deb package to .rpm or please help me with a workaround that may solve the issue, I'm new to Linux & PCLinuxOs is my first distro I'm working on.

    I have attached the .deb file alongwith the source, or you can grab it from my google drive at following link drive.google.com/open?id=0B80XmIcP3DlGbjVTR2FSNDJvMG8
    URL posting restrictions..
    Thanks.

    Stuart / PCLinuxOS 2017 (KDE 5 Desktop x64)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nullpocket View Post
    the problem is Internet Connectivity I use a USB Data Card (HSPA DataCard) that works fine with Windows but with PCLOS it goes unrecognized.
    so it's mobile broadband?
    anyhow, more info needed on that.
    please open a terminal, enter
    Code:
    sudo lsusb
    lspci
    and post the output.

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    Hello Nihili,
    Here is what you asked for, by the way I would like to inform you that
    sudo lsusb did not work on my PCLinuxOS, but lsusb did.
    I have attached the results I obtained as screenshot with my reply.
    Here is the screenshot when I performed lsusb lsusb.png,
    In the first attempt device was disconnected while in the second it was connected.
    In this I used lspci (device disconnected) DeviceDisconnected.png
    This is (lspci) when my device is connected DeviceConnected.png

    Please see this, DeviceVisible.png It is what I have found on my own, the device is being connected & is visible. So, the issue is the driver.
    I have the driver for Linux based system, which I grabbed from the USB Stick (Mobile Broadband) device itself. But, the problem is its .deb & PCLOS is .rpm based.
    Now, I am unable to convert it into .rpm neither am I able to connect it some other way.
    Thanks for your response, Please help me to get out of this issue.
    Thanks.
    Stuart.

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    I converted the deb into a regular tarball, you should have no problem unpacking it. Of course, since this install method is not officially supported you are on your own.
    http://asclinux.com/tmp/INTEX_SPEED_...aller.tar.lzma

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    Hey Sagfault!
    Thanks for your effort It's a great help indeed.

    I assume I have to use these steps to install it :
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    I'm a newbie.. so would like to confirm it.

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    No, it is a tarball, ready to use. It needs to be unpacked, files are packed with directories. You can list the contents:
    Code:
    tar -tvf INTEX_SPEED_3G_Installer.tar.lzma

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    ^ if that works, fine.

    if not:

    a) pclos apparently does not have sudo by default. try 'su -c lsusb' and see if it sees the device then.
    b) my netbook uses a similar (albeit internal) device, i made a write-up about using it here: Minilaptop ~ dt.iki.fi - maybe helpful, maybe not.

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    I tried it, It executes some commands, & then nothing.
    The device (HSUPA Modem) has been attached..
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    I have attached the screenshots, in case there is something possible but, I assume method to be not working.

    Thanks, Segfault.

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    Hey! Nihili,
    Thanks for the resource but, I ain't sure what to do with it.
    I can't understand it, It will be nice if you would explain me a brief about it. It's way too technical for me, I only have knowledge of Windows based systems, where everything is GUI based.
    All I know about linux is from Internet & PCLOS is the first distro I am using.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nullpocket View Post
    Thanks for the resource but, I ain't sure what to do with it.
    forget about it, it was a shot in the dark.

    however, this:
    Quote Originally Posted by nullpocket View Post
    I tried it, It executes some commands, & then nothing.
    is not helpful.
    please read the first link in my signature.
    you need to provide useful information to enable us to help you to help yourself.

    to go at the problem in a useful manner, we need to find out how & if linux sees the device. that's the first step.
    did you say it's a USB device?
    then try this:
    Quote Originally Posted by nihili View Post
    a) pclos apparently does not have sudo by default. try 'su -c lsusb' and see if it sees the device then.
    if not, try something else:

    unplug the device.
    enter
    Code:
    dmesg -w
    and keep the terminal open.
    take a good look at the latest time stamp and messages.
    now plug in the device.
    copy all output that comes after that.

    also please don't post screenshots, but copy-paste text instead.
    use code tags for code.

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