I would like to permanently check "Enable mobile broadband" so I don't have to check it after every boot.
This problem is subject to a bug-report
Thus, until it is resolved upstream, a work around such as enabling mobile broadband on login will probably have to suffice.
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Enable your broadband by clicking "enable broadband" in the network manager indicator.
In a terminal list the configured connections in your Network Manager:
This show show the following example output:
In the example look for your mobile broadband - it will have
Now, create a text file (for example using
Save the file as
Next move this file to somewhere you and others using your computer can access:
set the file permissions as follows:
Finally, configure starting the script after login:
in Startup Applications Preferences add an item and enter the script path (
I have another easy solution for this if anybody out there is still looking for it. In most of the cases, the mobile broadband connection, for example from above question "Airtel connection" is set to connect automatically.
So the only thing left to do is check "Enable Mobile Broadband" to make it connect. But we usually have to do it manually after every boot.
For this, we add a command to work at startup:
In a terminal,
Now add this line above exit 0
Save the file and exit.
This not only starts up the connection but if connection drops, it reconnects
I found the best solution here. This script here works like a charm http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1456