29 December 2009

Karmic Koala won’t run your Mobile Internet...

...without an update for the kernel. Also, it fails to install wvdial by default.

Stuffing this lot onto a Flash stick works for me:
libuniconf4.4_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
libwvstreams4.4-base_4.4.1-0.2ubuntu2_i386.deb
libwvstreams4.4-extras_4.4.1-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
libxplc0.3.13_0.3.13-2ubuntu2_i386.deb
linux-image-2.6.32-9-generic_2.6.32-9.13_i386.deb
wvdial_1.60.1_i386.deb
You need to make your default user a member of the dip group else wvdial can’t run pppd.

For Virgin (Optus) this needs to be pppd’s options file:
lock
noauth
noipdefault
usepeerdns
-chap
This needs to be in the pap-secrets file:
ppp     *       ppp
At that point wvdial works from the shell (but under [K]Ubuntu, spits some weird rubbish as kind-of progress messages, which don’t happen under Mandriva). You can then plug in any valid stick, without config changes, as authentication seems to be done by the stick itself.

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