SD Card bug? XO 1.75 (Repeat post)

RJV jv.ravichandran at
Mon Oct 8 11:42:58 EDT 2012

Hi Jerry,

Is this a response to my question? If yes, mine is a XO 1.75 C2 and since I
am new to Sugar and OLPC, I am not very good at the various versions.

What I can tell you is that I have been through the Network Manager but it
asks for details (like username, password etc) that are needed when I use
the 3G dongle on a Windows box and which are not provided  by the provider
(India telecom provider - Airtel)

I thought of using the wvdial to set it up but do you mean that I can plug
in the dongle and it will plug and play? I did not want to try it because
of the mishap with the SD card.


>>I can help you with this part, my 3G dongle is 100% working but on
OLPC-AU images so there might be some small differences here.

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 8:48 PM, Jerry Vonau <jvonau at> wrote:

> On Mon, 2012-10-08 at 19:42 +0530, RJV wrote:
> > Mikus, I am sorry, too, that you found it SO important to answer an
> > email that is not to your wavelength. Btw, your email looks like human
> > spam to me so marking your email id for spam and is so offensive in
> > tone that I have a good mind to withdraw from this list. Did I forget
> > to mention that I did not read more than three lines of your enail.
> >
> >
> > Do not reply to this email.
> >
> >
> > For the rest in this list, this email from Mikus is far too spiteful
> > in tone for anyone to ignore. Will somebody care to explain unless of
> > course if the email is okay as per the question.
> >
> Think we might need some clarification of what you tried to do and if
> you have sugar and/or gnome working or are you stuck at at command
> prompt somehow?
> <snip>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >                 I need to run a 3G (Airtel - Indian telecom provider)
> >                 and may need
> >                 some help on this.
> >
> I can help you with this part, my 3G dongle is 100% working but on
> OLPC-AU images so there might be some small differences here.
> >
> >         Given the kind of questions you are asking, I would __STRONGLY
> >         ADVISE__ you NOT to try using an XO for this purpose:
> >
> >         The only way an XO can talk directly to 3G is with a
> >         "dongle".  But the "dongle" will need software.  [You can only
> >         _hope_ that wvdial.rpm is the only significant item of
> >         software you would need to pick up yourself.]  That software
> >         will almost certainly require 'dependencies' to be installed
> >         in the operating system - will they be available?  And will
> >         all the needed software run on an XO?  Is the wvdial.rpm that
> >         you downloaded even meant for the ARM architecture?  [Remember
> >         that (non-Android) ARM-CPU operating systems have only
> >         recently arrived for general distribution.]
> >
> >         There may also be difficulties tying in the Network Management
> >         in an XO with a connection through 3G.  [I myself am currently
> >         using an ethernet (wired) path to the internet from my XO-1.75
> >         - but that takes advantage of me having four years of
> >         experience using ethernet with XOs - others might encounter
> >         hurdles.]
> >
> >         In any case, I myself am not an user of 3G (i.e., cellular
> >         data).  So I do not expect to be able to help you.  [I do have
> >         an Android tablet - and you have no idea of how many people
> >         have posted to its support forum about problems setting up
> >         good 3G service.]
> >
> NetworkManager handles the 3g connections just fine though
> modem-manager, no need to add any other software.
> Jerry


Ravichandran Jv
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