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DavidShaw
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« on: September 29, 2011, 11:10:17 AM »

Hi,
  I'm new to the platform, and I need to get the Clear 4G Dongle to work with it.  The page here:

http://mycusthelp.net/SIERRAWIRELESS/_cs/AnswerDetail.aspx?sSessionID=2161624382TRSMRWPXCCQHTYXJOOLHZGCRKEDQFB&aid=5#driver_download

The DreamPlug is running the debian distribution, and actually has a version of this kernel module in it already, but unfortunately it's the old one.

Code:
dp-f0ad4e00937f:~/ppp_sierra# modinfo sierra | head
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.33.6/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/sierra.ko
license:        GPL
version:        v.1.7.16
description:    USB Driver for Sierra Wireless USB modems

According to the web site, I need v1.7.40 to get the AirCard 250U to work.

My question is this -- can I just upgrade to a newer kernel and get this newer driver, and if so, how?

If the answer is "no" then I may have more questions Smiley  Thanks for your time.
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leighbb
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 01:21:32 PM »

The site says...

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Starting from kernel ver. 2.6.25 most of Linux distributions include the Sierra Linux drivers and are equipped with the Network Manager application.

So, one of the dreamplug kernels from http://sheeva.with-linux.com/sheeva/ should work.  Don't forget to read the instructions carefully.

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DavidShaw
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 01:30:16 PM »

Thanks!  I wasn't aware of that site.  Is it offline currently?  I can't get the site to load.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 05:46:33 AM »

Try this -> http://archlinuxarm.org/mirror/with-linux/, but I believe is outdated. The latest source is for 2.6.38 kernel. Contact with cbxbiker61, he uses to release the new versions.

Regards,

PacoLM
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