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I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have been trying to get it to detect my Micromax data card. I have been trying to install usb_modeswitch, but I keep getting the follow error -

E: Unable to locate package usb_modeswitch

I also tried editing the etc/apt/sources.list and added the following :

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe

Still no improvement. What am I not doing right?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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The package is called usb-modeswitch (with - instead of _).

The lines you have added are for Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat". They do not work on Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin"

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I tried usb-modeswitch. it gives the following error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ There is no other installation/updation running. Plus, it is executing in root mode. –  swapna sugunendiran Oct 28 '12 at 18:11
    
Have a look at Fixing “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” –  Florian Diesch Oct 28 '12 at 18:56

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