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Old 30th January 2008, 18:56
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Default 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
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Old 31st January 2008, 20:34
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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.

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2 Do I use dpkg with --unpack and then --configure or do I just use -i ie install in one step?
You just run
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dpkg -i package.deb
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3 To what directory do I install this package?
dpkg does everything for you so you don't have to worry about the directory.
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Old 1st February 2008, 21:12
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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
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Old 2nd February 2008, 06:17
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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
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Old 2nd February 2008, 07:39
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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:~$
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Old 2nd February 2008, 09:55
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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
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sudo apt-get update
Then try installing again
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Question 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
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it seems like your /etc/apt/sources.list is incorrect. can you post it here lets see what the issue is.
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Question /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

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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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