4G Telia USB-modem in denmark works out-of-the-box with Kubuntu linux 11.10

I just want to let you know that the Telia 4G usb modem (Huawei E392) works out of the box with Kubuntu Linux 11.10.

The guy in the store said they didn’t support linux, but I was allowed to try it out and when I threw it in I had to wait 10-15 seconds before network-manager had discovered it (due to Huawei modems think they have to emulate a CD in order to auto-install in Window, WTF! ).
After that I chose “Manage connections” in network-manager and added a new mobile broadband connection. It suggested the modem (yipee) and I chose country and provide. Within 2 seconds of clicking on the new connection I was online with this fast new modem 🙂

Very nice. So the support on Kubuntu linux 11.01 is good and I it should be the same on ubuntu since it the same base system.
BTW. I use KDE SC 4.8 (standard in 11.10 is 4.7. But now less than a month from official Kubuntu 12.04 release that uses KDE 4.8). I have no idea if it inflicts on anything with the network-manager plasma widget being developed a lot lately.


Changing the name of ubuntu linux network interface.

As you attach network interfaces to Linux it will give it names.
The first network interface that is connected will usually be called eth0 if is a wired network interface.
If you have changed you network interface some times, your standard interface can now be called eth5 or something like that. It doesn’t bother a regular user, but it might be annoying from an administrators point of view that you don’t know the name of the interface.

Anyway, to change the name of the ethernet interface from eth5 to eth0 in ubuntu you just need to edit the file:

An example of the content of the file is:
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="52:54:00:76:da:63", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth2"

Just change the NAME from eth2 to eth0 if that is what you want to do.