Please help me ask a question on the Ubuntu site

David Fawcett omniwoof at
Sun Jun 28 14:14:08 BST 2009

Hello Abramo!
I wish I had a solution to your problem but I don't know how to install a
Telstra USB wireless modem on Ubuntu, and I've tested creating a new thread

Can I suggest another popular way of getting support is to use IRC?

Another is here:

<>And please don't worry
about being verbose. More information is almost always preferable to less

On a side note I'm very pleased to hear that you are still trying to stick
with Ubuntu even though you have had these problems getting support.

I wish you the best of luck.

- Dave

PS: It's a different model but perhaps this thread will get you started?

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Abramo Papp <a.papp at> wrote:

> Hi Melissa,
> I've decided to take the plunge into Ubuntu but I have come accross an
> early
> hurdle:
> I have a new Asus eeepc notebook and connect to the internet using a
> Telstra
> broadband wirless modem (Sierra Wireless USB 308 modem). It obvously works
> with my Windows XP, but it is not recognised by Ubuntu 9.04. I have tried
> to
> manually configure it using the Ubuntu documentation but it still does not
> get recognised. I have searched the Sierra Wireless website and have
> downloaded drivers and instructions, but the 'make' command ends in errors.
> I have read many questions and answers on the
> web site and none seem to offer any help. I have tried on two occassions to
> ask my own question. I got to the point where I entered a summary line,
> then
> I can't seem to get any further. I must say it is very difficult for a
> novice to find the question page and add any detail. I have screen output
> of
> all the termianl window commands etc. which would make sense to a linux
> administrator.
> Sorry about the verbose explanation, but I want you to know I have tried as
> best I can to follow the Ubuntu protocol to find an answer. I was a Unix
> system administrator (DEc Ultrix) several life-times ago, now I simply want
> to use anything but Microsoft or Apple operating systems. I hope you can
> point me in the right direction.
> Cheers
> Abramo Papp
> 0417711911
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