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Hi,

I'm considering to get a mobile internet plan with Vodafone, but I don't know if the USB dongle will work. Can anybody tell me about the support on PowerPC Linux?

My computer is:

PowerPC iBook G4 1.33Ghz

GNU/Linux Debian Squeeze (testing)

Thanks

edited 3 years ago

1 Answer:

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Hi oscarcp, I haven't tried it, but I don't see why not. The BCM code is written in python and I expect it to be portable. I'm not sure if the standard installation packages will go straight on, they are marked 'noarch', but I have to say I've not tried it. One thing you might want to research is whether usb-modeswitch will function OK under PowerPC. PowerPC is a big endian platform and x86 is little endian, usb-modeswitch works with sequences of bytes that are sent to the modem to switch it from storage mode to modem mode.

If you do decide to take the plunge, let us know how you get on,

Andrew

3 comments
  1. Apparently the usb-modeswitch package (1.1.6-1) for PowerPC is available on the experimental branch of Debian. I think I'll give it a try. - (3 years, 3 months ago) oscarcp
  2. I've tested a few Huawei devices my friends lend me on my PowerPC computer. After installing a few packages to manage umts/hsdpa connections they work absolutely fine. - (3 years, 3 months ago) oscarcp
  3. I've tested a few Huawei devices my friends lend me on my PowerPC computer. After installing a few packages to manage umts/hsdpa connections they work absolutely fine. - (3 years, 3 months ago) oscarcp

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