Wednesday, December 4, 2013

linux kernel regression in 3.11

posting after a really long time. lots of things happened in the mean time. finished trekking at sandakpur. returned from sandakpur, tried to switch on the +HP laptop. unfortunately it did not start. took it to +HP service centre. they could not repair it. so, bought a new laptop - this time a +Lenovo product -G580 without windows.

installed +Xubuntu 13.10 - 64 bit in this with 3.11 kernel. the last +Linux kernel i used in the +HP laptop was of 3.8 series; and my +Huawei India E 355 worked perfectly with that one. naturally i thought, i would not face any problem with 3.11 kernel.

strangely, however, machine refused to recognise +Huawei Device E355.

faced a lot of trouble for the last few months. finally this post in linux mint forum solved the problem. full credit goes to the original poster in the german forum and loki for translating it.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential
mkdir cdc_ncm
cd cdc_ncm
wget http://media.cdn.ubuntu-de.org/forum/attachments/57/43/6080127-Makefile -O Makefile
wget http://media.cdn.ubuntu-de.org/forum/attachments/57/43/6080127-cdc_ncm.c -O cdc_ncm.c
make
sudo make install
cd cdc_ncm
make
sudo make install