[ubuntu-in] Problem with Network-manager on ubuntu 9.10

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 05:28:04 GMT 2009


A few days back my mobile broadband device (ZTE EVDO AC8700) stopped working
on Ubuntu 9.10 (Ultimate). This distro had been updated recently but i faced
no problems after the updates.

The mobile broadband just refused to work, i logged into windows to see if
there was a signal and if it worked, after some struggle it started to work.
I then booted up a live Ubuntu 9.10 CD and there too this device got

I thought the problem might be with the network-manager so i went an
uninstalled it hoping to install an older version, but now i get an error
while installing

error message from synaptic while selecting  network-manager-gnome for

"Package network-manager-gnome has no available version, but exists in the
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents of

any idea what this means.

So net result is i am unable to get back the network-manager tool on my

Any idea how to re-install this app

am currently using the said device by setting it up under gnome-ppp,

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