This is the question I was asking a few days ago. Right before I bought one of
Kasapa Expresso’s modems for myself. The answers I got from my colleagues was not too encouraging… The worst was: “U relax. Make you come see me afta u buy am, I go configa am giv u” so thats exactly what happened. After I bought my modem, I obediently sent it to my sage friend who did a lot of complex magic on my computer(that I’m not allowed to disclose on the net), and it worked. I wasn’t too satisfied with the fact that he had robbed me of the learning experience. So I set out to find out how to make the cliq modem’s software work on ubuntu.
This is what I found out:
The expresso cliq ZTE USB modem comes with a 32-bit debian file
which can be easily installed on 32-bit linux and not 64-bit. If you have a 32-bit version of linux you can basically google “how to install a debian file in ubuntu” and follow the instructions.
I have a 64-bit Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat and this is where the trick is. My 64-bit ubuntu will not let me install a 32-bit debian file.
This is the workaround:
2. Ctrl+Alt+T (open the bash)
3. cd ~/Desktop (change directory to the desktop)
4. chmod +x (grant the debian file executable permission)
5. sudo dpkg -i —force-architecture CrossPlatformUI-V2.1.1-Kasapa-i386-ubuntu.deb (force install it with administrator level permission)*
6. Now any time you insert the modem you can run it with Expresso’s own software from Menu—>Internet—>Expresso
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*Expresso workers vehemently deny the existence of Kasapa but funny enough they still have Kasapa in the name of their software. The devil is in the details.
- japopo posted this