UPDATE 03/04/2012: The download links have been repaired. Sorry!
This is a repost of my instructions here: Chromoslounge – Stock Ubuntu driver/service for Gobi 2000 just want to get it in another location for seo and make it easier to find.
Don’t try this on the chromium-os “easy install” with ubuntu and it sharing the filesystem, that’s a whole ‘nother issue. If you have ubuntu (tested on 10.10) installed, and wiped chromium-os and want to use the 3g follow these steps to do so:
Note if you update to a new kernel version you may have to do this again, but its simple…
Note also if you are running a 64 bit ubuntu you will need x86 compatibility – I cannot for the life of me remember what package that is. If you get an error google it, its somewhere on the first four or so links.
1. Grab the files here: QC Serial USB Drivers (cros – source) and here: qc.tar.gz – Linux (x86) binaries
2. Extract the first – qcserialusb.tar.gz (wherever) and get to a bash terminal in that location.
3. Run ./installthreeg.sh
4. Run (as root) modprobe QCSerial2k and then modprobe QCUSBNet2k and ensure no errors appear.
5. Extract the second, qc.tar.gz to /opt.
6. Run ./startthreeg.sh (from a bash terminal or by double clicking it).
7. Create a new connection using the network manager panel app, of the mobile broadband flavor. Enter #777 for the number.
8. Connect, browse, etc.
Note you will need to run startthreeg.sh after power has been lost (via sleep or shutdown – reboots shouldn’t need it). I set it up for CTRL+F3 to make it simple. Also later wrote a rules.d addition for it, but I’ll post that when it isn’t so close to the rooster.
Post your thoughts, etc, and have fun.
I’ve updated the mod name for the usb driver. I apologize for the error.