I'm new to linux in general but I like jolicloud and would like to use it. I need to use my 3g modem ZTE AC5710. How do I install drivers for it?
I have a folder ZTE Wireless Terminal/driver/linux
thanks for the reply, I read readme, but I still dont understand, Im using linux for the first time.
This is the content of the readme:
how to compile
1 Download and install kernel source code (if it is not in the released version);(e.g.: Install it at /opt/linux-2.6.18)
if it is the first time to install, you need:
make menuconfig //kernel configurations (generally use default configurations, exit and save)
make modules_prepare //prepare for making modules
2 Modify KERNELDIR=/opt/linux-2.6.18 in Makefile;
3 After make //, produce relevant kernel's drive file---ztemt.ko
For ARM CPU, compile instruction will be
make CC=arm-linux-gcc LD=arm-linux-ld TARGET=xscale-be-elf ARCH=arm V=1
4 ./load to load ztemt.ko to linux kernel;
this the content of how-to-eng.txt
1, Load driver-zte evdo
1),Copy ztemt.ko from release's relevant directory to certain directory (take /home/lm/ztemt for example);
e.g., you need install Fedora core 6:
cp release/Fedora/FC6/ztemt.ko /home/lm/ztemt/
2),cp us-test/wvdial-conf /etc/
4),Insert network card;
5),Run wvdial and to dial successfully (need root authorization). Normally, the following prompts will appear:
--> pid of pppd: 2450
--> Using interface ppp0
--> Authentication (CHAP) started
--> Authentication (CHAP) successful
--> local IP address 184.108.40.206
--> remote IP address 220.127.116.11
--> primary DNS address 18.104.22.168
--> secondary DNS address 22.214.171.124
--> Script /etc/ppp/ip-up run successful
--> Default route Ok.
--> Nameserver (DNS) Ok.
--> Connected... Press Ctrl-C to disconnect
1),require software support:
2),It might not be able to resolve domain name after running wvdial to dial successfully.
In this case, you need manually add primary DNS address and secondary DNS address to /etc/resolv.conf.
EMPLOYEE0Let me quote what Adam said on another topic:
While its the goal of Jolicloud to support as many 3G USB modems as possible, some devices do not behave nicely to Linux systems. These modems actually have two types of USB modes: cdrom (for installing windows drivers) and modem (for actual 3G connectivity).
Since the windows drivers are useless under LInux, we actually already support most 3G modems out-of-the-box, but the challenge is correctly telling the USB key to switch from cdrom to modem mode automatically.
We are working on addressing this issue, this certainly is not the only 3G USB key that has this problem. A package called usb_modeswitch purports to solving this problem, but it still needs work to be implemented in the core Jolicloud system.