Gobi2000 on CF-31 mk3 LinuxMint

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by theoak2, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    TBT has a Linux subforum.
    Would be nice if we could get a Linux subforum here in the Panasonic forum.
    Pretty sure we already tried and were denied.
     
  2. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    I was just at the Linux forum on Rob's site, but as near as I could tell, all references to Gobi2000 were for the purpose of getting GPS working.

    Does the MC7700 card have to be Panasonic, or can it be un-locked?
     
  3. kode-niner

    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    Not really. I gave up on Gobi2000/3000.

    A reference list would be nice. I have a box o'modules with several WWAN cards that I've collected these past years and I've tried them all out at one time or another. It's been mostly fun. But the bloody Gobi2000/3000 and their infuriating method of having to load firmware to enable profiles drives me mad. If you single those out and toss them aside, you'll find that most other Sierra WWAN modules are pretty easy to setup on Linux. I've also dabbled with Huawei and Ericsson without too many hassles.
     
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  4. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    sounds like the the gobi 2K and 3K modules are about like high-button shoes .
    and to be honest ... when i look at my S5 displaying 25+ birds ... weeeelll .
    it seems that there should be an "easier , softer way" .
     
  5. Toughbook

    Toughbook Drop and Give Me 20!

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    I think Blair could get that done... If...

    - There are enough people here to support it. How many needed? Who knows.

    - The ownership was approached and told (again) that Toughbooks are special and handled by special people. When tackling driver related issues, the LAST thing you'd want is some Dell or Lenovo clod chiming in.

    - We are generally an older crowd that is well managed and well behaved. We are not the "Dude, You got a Dell" - "Gamer Dude" types... Nor do we really want/need advice from types that don't have experience with the complexities of the Toughbook.

    I was originally turned down when we wanted our own BST Forum... They relented when the above was mentioned... Though I think I might have been just a little more politically correct. ;)
     
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  6. kode-niner

    kode-niner Notebook Consultant

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    If it is branded to another computer manufacturer like Dell, HP or Lenovo, it is unlikely to work. If it is unbranded it will probably work. If it is branded or pulled from a Toughbook and has a "t" etched on it from a felt tip pen, it will definitely work.

    I've bought 5 unbranded with no issues aside from having to reconfigure two of them to get rid of some carrier-specific pre-settings. I've written a few posts about the MC7700 in this forum.
     
  7. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    kode-niner:
    Thanks, I'll check your MC7700 threads.
     
  8. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    'We are generally an older crowd that is well managed and well behaved ..."
    o_O
    yessir , those meds seem to be kicking in nicely .
    :p
     
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  9. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    Got an MC7750 WWAN card with a big red T on it. As stated by others, it just works in Windows and Linux!

    Cheaper than sessions with psychiatrist too!
     

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