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    Change the association in your preferences

    Hi, I am trying to top up my vodafone pay as you go cred. I tried downloading some software which should make a vodafone box come up, which tels me how much cred I have left and allows me to put in a voucher number etc.
    When I tried to download the software it said>

    /tmp/vodafone-mobile-connect 1.99.17-8 all.deb could not be opened, because the associated helper does not exist. Change the association in your preferences.

    What does this mean? I can find preferences but thats about it. I dont know what it means or how to change anything. I am not too good with computers, just learning.

    Maybe I dont need to down load anything dunno?

    HOW DO I MAKE THE BOX COME UP ? ANY BRIGHT IDEAS.

    Thanx.

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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    go to Edit -> Preferences -> Applications, search for "DEB file" and change the Action to Use gdebi-gtk.

    gdebi-gtk is located under /usr/bin.
    Last edited by sisco311; September 16th, 2009 at 07:09 PM.

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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    It did not say deb or voda or anything I could connect with the subject.

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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by pirate paul View Post
    It did not say deb or voda or anything I could connect with the subject.
    Right-click the link to the software, and click "save link as" then save it to your desktop.

    Once it's on your desktop, you can double-click it from there instead of from the Firefox download window, and it should install no problem.
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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    Hi

    Save the file. Then right click on it and select preferences. Then select the "open with" tab and select the program you want to open it with.
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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    I forgot what program I opened it with now, what would you recomend.
    It now says>

    Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: usb-modeswitch

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?????????????????????????? ??????????

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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by pirate paul View Post
    I forgot what program I opened it with now, what would you recomend.
    It now says>

    Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: usb-modeswitch

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?????????????????????????? ??????????
    http://blogs.fsfe.org/drdanz/?p=44

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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    The link is Greek to me I am a bit slow with computers, I tried Googling usb mode switch and downloaded some, but it still says Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: usb mode switch. I am not sure I downloaded the usb switch correctly. I have forgot exactly what I did. I think the only prob now is the usb modeswitch.

    Any bright ideas.

    Thanx.

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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    Quote Originally Posted by pirate paul View Post
    The link is Greek to me I am a bit slow with computers, I tried Googling usb mode switch and downloaded some, but it still says Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: usb mode switch. I am not sure I downloaded the usb switch correctly. I have forgot exactly what I did. I think the only prob now is the usb modeswitch.

    Any bright ideas.

    Thanx.
    Try to find a package with the name usb mode in Synaptic Package manager. That might solve your dependency problem.
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    Re: Change the association in your preferences

    don't consider this an endorsement of the suitability of these .deb's or if they'll cause you any issues, ect.
    About half way down the page (ubuntu
    https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=12

    The install.txt

    VODAFONE MOBILE CONNECT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

    -------------------------------------------------


    * You need a previously working internet connection (e.g: your ethernet one)

    * Download from this page these two DEB packages:

    - usb-modeswitch
    - vodafone-mobile-connect

    * Install them, e.g: in a terminal command line (substitute the version and architecture here for the ones you have downloaded)

    sudo dpkg -i usb-modeswitch_0.9.4-1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i vodafone-mobile-connect_1.99.17-8_all.deb

    * After this step, you will possibly have unresolved dependencies problems. To solve them execute:

    sudo apt-get -f install

    * If everything has gone fine you can plug in the modem, and execute the driver with:

    vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux

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