EVDO Card on a Dell D620 Running Linux

29 May 2007

One of the things that kept me from installing Linux on my laptop was concern about support for peripherals such as printers, digital cameras, USB devices in general, and my ThoughtWorks-provided EVDO card. The cool thing with Fiesty Fawn is that all except the EVDO card worked out of the box (I should say I had some trouble with my wireless on Edgy Eft). And the EVDO card only took about 5 minutes to get working after Peter Ryan pointed me to this article:

Get broadband wireless with Verizon EVDO and Linux

It’s a few command line scripts to run and currently I haven’t figured out how to turn it off or configure image detail (like you can with Verizon’s software), but it works.