Mobile broadband problem in 'Buntu 14.04?
basil at pop.co.za
Tue May 6 12:56:04 UTC 2014
Hi, although I've been using Lubuntu happily since the early days of
12.04, have regularly updated, and have eagerly awaited 14.04, I find
there's a showstopper in this most recent release, which may have been
around since 13.10 as well.
To the chase: no problem merely running the "Live" version from DVD/iso.
But after installing U14.04, the installed version fails as follows. I
install a mobile broadband connection for my 3G USB modem (which I have
been using for more than a year, and am still using, with Lubuntu 12.04)
via network-manager. The connection saves coorectly (I can run
network-manager again later and edit the connection parameters, they're
all safely "there"; but when I want to actually connect to the internet,
via the little network-manager-applet icon on the taskbar, it does NOT
ever, ever, ever present the "enable mobile broadband" option which it
should in terms of the saved connection parameters proven to be on the HDU
as mentioned above, and the fact the the 3G modem has successfully been
through the handshaking process as evidenced by the status LED on the
Without a functioning 3G internet connection, I cannot move on from 12.04
to 14.04. Nor can I in good conscience provide 'buntu installations on a
list of friends' and family's PCs who are moving off XP.
Has anyone else found this problem? It seems to me that the QA testers
probably all use hardwired ethernet or wifi connections and perhaps
overlooked the more backward parts of the earth...
Instead of waiting for 14.04.1 to come out, can't I replace
"network-manager=applet" in its "-0ubuntu??" version with a
similar-but-not-defective one from gnome or debian? If so, how?
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