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derrek.cooper derrek.cooper is offline
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Default 3g service provider that support linux - 11-10-2008, 01:59 PM

hello all..waiting anxiously for my mini to arrive. wanted to see if anyone has found a 3g service provider that supports ubuntu?

ideally looking for a way to use usb drive or something similar?

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Default Re: 3g service provider that support linux - 11-10-2008, 03:18 PM

You're in the US, right?

I've read online that AT&T's 3G dongle works under the latest Ubuntu, but the mini ships with the previous version on it. It's not really a problem to install the new version (search for "Intrepid Ibex" on these forums for clear how-to's), but there's a lack of driver for the bluetooth module in the new version (again, if I'm remembering correctly).


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