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Johnbb 30th January 2008 18:56

vodafone mobile connect card driver
 
As I newcomer to linux ( am an old time dos & windows user ) I would appreciate answers to following quetions re above driver;

1 To what directory do I download the driver prior to unpacking/etc
2 Do I use dpkg with --unpack and then --configure or do I just use -i ie install in one step?
3 To what directory do I install this package?

I have read the HowTo for above I have Ubuntu 7.1 and use a hauwei e220 serial modem in XP

I have read up on Debian basics, dpkg and find myself confused when I try the examples given but don't get the same results.

many thanks
John

falko 31st January 2008 20:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnbb
1 To what directory do I download the driver prior to unpacking/etc

It doesn't matter. You can use /tmp or your home directory, for example.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnbb
2 Do I use dpkg with --unpack and then --configure or do I just use -i ie install in one step?

You just run
Code:

dpkg -i package.deb
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnbb
3 To what directory do I install this package?

dpkg does everything for you so you don't have to worry about the directory. :)

Johnbb 1st February 2008 21:12

further help sought on card driver problem
 
thank you for your answer Falko I tried this and got the message shown below. I looked in the Ubuntu packge add/remove for python and was informed that python is present. so what gives? what do I need to download if anything and from where?

john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/john/Documents/vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux_1.0_gutsy_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux.
(Reading database ... 152816 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux (from .../vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux_1.0_gutsy_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux:
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux depends on python-twisted; however:
Package python-twisted is not installed.
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux depends on python-pysqlite2; however:
Package python-pysqlite2 is not installed.
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux depends on python-serial; however:
Package python-serial is not installed.
dpkg: error processing vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux
john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install -f

Thanks in advance
John

topdog 2nd February 2008 06:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnbb
thank you for your answer Falko I tried this and got the message shown below. I looked in the Ubuntu packge add/remove for python and was informed that python is present. so what gives? what do I need to download if anything and from where?

john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -i /home/john/Documents/vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux_1.0_gutsy_i386.deb
Selecting previously deselected package vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux.
(Reading database ... 152816 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux (from .../vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux_1.0_gutsy_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux:
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux depends on python-twisted; however:
Package python-twisted is not installed.
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux depends on python-pysqlite2; however:
Package python-pysqlite2 is not installed.
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux depends on python-serial; however:
Package python-serial is not installed.
dpkg: error processing vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux
john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install -f

Thanks in advance
John

you need to install these before you install that package.
Code:

sudo apt-get install python-twisted python-pysqlite2 python-serial

Johnbb 2nd February 2008 07:39

re reply by topdog
 
thanks for your reply I did this but get message as below which mkes me ask "from where do I download missing files etc" as originally asked in my 1st posting
thanks for all help offered
John

john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install python-twisted python-pysqlite2 python-serial
[sudo] password for john:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package python-twisted is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package python-twisted has no installation candidate
john@johns-laptop:~$

topdog 2nd February 2008 09:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnbb
thanks for your reply I did this but get message as below which mkes me ask "from where do I download missing files etc" as originally asked in my 1st posting
thanks for all help offered
John

john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install python-twisted python-pysqlite2 python-serial
[sudo] password for john:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package python-twisted is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package python-twisted has no installation candidate
john@johns-laptop:~$

From what i see you are running on gutsy which does have that package i have just checked on my machine try this
Code:

sudo apt-get update
Then try installing again

Johnbb 2nd February 2008 16:21

reply to topdog's suggestion
 
I tried tht only to get the following returned;

john@johns-laptop:~$ sudu apt-get update
bash: sudu: command not found
john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for john:
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/main Translation-en_ZA
Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_ZA
Reading package lists... Done
john@johns-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install python-twisted python-pysqlite2 python-serial
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package python-twisted is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package python-twisted has no installation candidate
john@johns-laptop:~$

What now? it looks like some of the packages needed for python are missing where cn I get them from?

Thanks
John

topdog 2nd February 2008 16:30

it seems like your /etc/apt/sources.list is incorrect. can you post it here lets see what the issue is.

Johnbb 2nd February 2008 18:21

/etc/apt/source.d
 
this file is blank
/etc/apt/sources.list gives a table of places where source software can be downloaded ie internet or cd rom does not list software
am unable to paste copy of screen shot here

tks
John

topdog 2nd February 2008 18:35

Code:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-updates multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu gutsy partner
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu gutsy-security multivers

If you have that in your /etc/apt/sources.list, and have run apt-get update, you should be able to download python-twisted as it is in gutsy's and i can install it.


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