no automatic connection to 3G internet

Israel israeldahl at
Sat Apr 19 12:36:36 UTC 2014

On 04/19/2014 05:32 AM, Johnny Izzo wrote:
> just installed Lubuntu 14.04.
> What i want to have:
> Push the start button of the laptop computer, after that it logins 
> automagically to the desktop and connects to internet via usb gsm 3G 
> dongle.
> What happens:
> (somehow managet to find the place to setup the connection, why wont 
> it pop out if i put in the dongle? not to mention the nm-applet is not 
> coming up even if put to lxde startup settings)
Here is a nice visual guide to fix the nm-applet:
> I cheked every possible checkbox for automatic connection (nm-applet i 
> think) and entered sim card pin code and press save button.
> After restart nothing works, it asks for some keyring password, it 
> asks for sim unlock pin, and still does not connect because Mobile 
> Broadband Connections are not activated.
> Help me god! Its like nothing has changed for 4 years since i first 
> got that huawei dongle and installed ubuntu-gnome.
> Could you please fix it once and for all.
It is always a good idea to post specific information to specific 
questions.  What is the make and model of your USB dongle?  I have heard 
that some USB dongles act as a storage medium also, and if they are 
automounted will ignore the connectivity part, and only use the storage 
part.  You can disable automounting USB in PCManFM settings (Volume 
Though, more info would be needed to find out about your device.

> I have no idea where to report the bugs.
create an account here:
and post your bug report!
Alternatively you can search or ask questions about your 
device, as someone else may have had this same problem and already found 
the solution.
> I read some of the reports, answers are like this: no, this is not 
> pam-module bug, this is gnome-login bug etc... I dont care and i dont 
> know about specific packages or wheter its part of Lubuntu or Gnome or 
> something else!
> I just know that simple things dont work for at least 4 years.
> Would someone with knowledge, please report the correct bugs, and make 
> them to correct those bugs.
You, are the most important part of this community effort.  You have the 
hardware with the issue, so only you can accurately report those bugs.  
Many people here have knowledge about using the terminal, and some of 
the intricate parts of the system, but do not have your dongle.  
Together we can help each other to make this better for others.  Thanks 
for taking the time here to do this!
> Thank you!


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