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    Red face Help with installing WINE

    Hello all,
    I would like some help with installing wine. Please note that I am a bit of a noob
    So in my house there are 2 computers, my one and the family one. The family one is windows, mine is OpenSUSE 12.2. What I have been trying to do is get WINE onto my computer, but I can't because of this: for internet we use a USB Modem, which is only Windows and Apple compatible, so to use the internet on my computer, I have to get wine (I think).
    So the situation is, I can't have internet on my computer until I get WINE, and as far as I know, I can't because my computer does not have an internet connection.

    Help is appreciated!
    Mrmidas

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    Default Re: Help with installing WINE

    On 2013-05-23, mrmidas <mrmidas@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    > What I have been trying to
    > do is get WINE onto my computer, but I can't because of this: for
    > internet we use a USB Modem, which is only Windows and Apple compatible,
    > so to use the internet on my computer, I have to get wine (I think).


    I don't think wine will help. It's provides a compatibility layer to allow you to run Windows software within Linux but
    for hardware I guess you'll need something like ndiswrapper - and even then there's no guarantee it will work.

    > So the situation is, I can't have internet on my computer until I get
    > WINE, and as far as I know, I can't because my computer does not have an
    > internet connection.


    I see the problem. The most direct solution is to download the relevant RPMs on your Windows computer, copy them onto
    USB pen and then install them on your Linux machine. A pain I know.

    An alternative approach is to connect your Linux machine to your Windows machine via an RJ45 cable and bridge the
    USB/RJ45 connections within Windows (you'll have to ask Windows people how to do that). That will remove the need to
    trying to use ndiswrapper but will require you to have your Windows machine on whenever you want to be online in Linux.

    It may also just be worth plugging your USB modem into your Linux machine to see what happens. My guess is that it won't
    work without ndiswrapper because this is not a brilliant area when it comes to Linux driver support.


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    Default Re: Help with installing WINE

    If you used a DVD to install, you can install from that.
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    Default Re: Help with installing WINE

    On 05/23/2013 09:46 AM, mrmidas wrote:
    > USB Modem, which is only Windows and Apple compatible


    if it is Apple compatible it is also probably Linux compatible
    (because Apple's OSX is very similar to Linux)....its may be just a
    matter of finding the right way to hook up..

    tell us, the USB modem, does it connect to an ISP (maybe by wire, or
    wireless like a mobile/cell telephone), or run through a TV cable
    box, or does it connect to a telephone line, or an ADSL line, or what?

    can you tell us the name and model number of the USB modem?
    does it have more than one place for computers to plug into? or what?

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    dd wrote:
    > On 05/23/2013 09:46 AM, mrmidas wrote:
    >> USB Modem, which is only Windows and Apple compatible

    >
    > if it is Apple compatible it is also probably Linux compatible (because
    > Apple's OSX is very similar to Linux)....its may be just a matter of
    > finding the right way to hook up..
    >
    > tell us, the USB modem, does it connect to an ISP (maybe by wire, or
    > wireless like a mobile/cell telephone), or run through a TV cable box,
    > or does it connect to a telephone line, or an ADSL line, or what?
    >
    > can you tell us the name and model number of the USB modem?
    > does it have more than one place for computers to plug into? or what?


    I suggest the OP starts a new thread in the networking forum to provide
    all this information, and give it a title such as 'help getting XXX USB
    modem working'.

    Alternatively, as flymail suggested, connect via the Windows box.

    In the long term it might be better to find an alternative way of
    connecting to the internet (i.e. a new modem/router/whatever)

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    Wow, very supportive! Thanks for all of the replies! Caf4926, how is that done exactly?
    Flymail, did not know ndiswrapper existed. Though it seems rather "linux complicated". I'm used to using windows but I'm giving linux a shot. (So far I've liked it, though more advanced than I thought).
    I don't even know what an RPM is
    I'm just going to have to do some learing...

    DenverD, it connects through a SIM Card, if thats what you wanted to know

    Thanks Djh-novell, I'll do that, but I have to go now, thanks again kind people!

    Mrmidas

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    Your usb modem (with SIM card) sounds like a 3G/4G mobile broadband device. Many of these are supported by Linux, (via NetworkManager/ModemManager). Can you tell us the brand/model? If you plug it in, note what is is reported from a terminal by
    Code:
    lsusb
    and perhaps
    Code:
    dmesg|tail
    *You may need to cut/paste the output to an editor and save the file to a memory stick for posting here via your windows machine.

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    Hello again!

    It's a LTE USB ROTATOR Huawei E3276

    It says when I put in lsusb: Daniel@linux-8ey7:~> lsusbBus 001 Device 007: ID 12d1:1506 HuaweiTechnologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0781:5572SanDisk Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 LinuxFoundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 LinuxFoundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 LinuxFoundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 LinuxFoundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 LinuxFoundation 1.1 root hub

    Thankyou very much!

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    Default Re: Help with installing WINE

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmidas View Post
    Hello again!

    It's a LTE USB ROTATOR Huawei E3276

    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 007: ID 12d1:1506 HuaweiTechnologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard
    Thankyou very much!
    I'm not sure about this 4G device. Many of these newer devices are supported by various CDC drivers and show up as a network device. A quick google search shows others reporting success with this with a modified cdc_ncm driver eg

    12.10 - How to make Huawei E3276 to work - Ask Ubuntu

    It may be that openSUSE 12.3 uses a recent enough kernel with the required driver support already. You'd know if this is the case by plugging in your device and then observe the output of

    Code:
    /sbin/ifconfig
    There should be a network device pertaining to your 4G dongle.

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    Thankyou all so much! Here's what it comes up with:
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr00:1A:4D:39:5B:97
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TXbytes:0 (0.0 b)


    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:252 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:252 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:18424 (17.9 Kb) TXbytes:18424 (17.9 Kb)

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