I have Ubuntu 12.10

Have Huawei k4203 USB broadband dongle and although there are instructions for linux , they don't work.

Here are the instructions:

(1) Insert stick
(2) Dismiss all popups about running the auto install scripts(they can't work)
(3) Open terminal
(4) cd $HOME
(5) mkdir vmb
(6) cd vmb
(7) (cd "/media/QuickStart ”?.0 && tar -cf - .) | tar -xf -
(8) chmod +x autorun.sh install_linux
(9) sudo ./autorun.sh
(10) Type user password
(11) Wait for last command to finish, then close terminal

All steps up to step 6 seam like something is happening, but after entering line 7 the terminal changes to a ">" and then I copy/paste steps 8,9 and enter 10, but nothing happens.

How to solve this?

  • Is there a file called install in the dongle file folder? – user224082 May 16 '14 at 1:29
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    If so you can install it by chmod +x install and then sudo bash install commands. – user224082 May 16 '14 at 1:36

I think you have unmatched quotations, and Ubuntu is awaiting the closure. I see that the closing quotation is different. If you just copy pasted that might explain why.

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