Usb mobile modem and Trisquel 8

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Stallman rules
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Usb 4G modem and Trisquel 8

a librebooted lenovo T400 computer.
installed Trisquel 8 the graphic way from iso dvd.

then plug-in a huawei usb modem and installing
software through software updater online.
and i went well, with no problems.

after restart then the usb modem have placed a folder
on the desktop window, called highlink.. and Trisquel is asking
what to do with this highlink program.
the highlink is a connection and modem manager from the isp.

this is my friends computer, and he will not have the isp's software installed on his computer, the highlink is not even necessary to have a functional internet-connection.

the question is: how can he have a internet-connection
without installing the highlink software.

we have tried to install, Trisquel again and again four times
but the problem persist.

we also tried to:
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"type in terminal as root (or sudo the commands):
sudo lsusb -v | less

Get the vendor and product ID from the result of the above command.

Like: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 12xx:15xx Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E398 LTE/UMTS/GSM Modem/Networkcard

Note the two references after ID (12xx and 15xx)

Now append this line in /etc/modules:
usbserial vendor=0x12xx product=0x15xx

(to edit type "nano /etc/modules" as root, add the lines, hit ctrl+o to write the file (save) and ctrl+x to close nano.)

Reboot your computer and your done.
Set up a new mobile broadband connection and your online"
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but the problem persist anyway..

what can we do, to stop this isp software from installing.

and gain a internet-connection.

it have worked for tre years in Trisquel seven without the
isp highlink-software ever shown itself.

i seems that Trisquel is seeing the usb modem as a harddrive
with some kind of "autorun"

what can we do to gain a no nonsens internet-connection
with this usb modem.. without the isp software.

ps: we are nob's 8O)

Magic Banana

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i seems that Trisquel is seeing the usb modem as a harddrive with some kind of "autorun"

Caja is the default file manager. I assume it is what you use. If so, have you tried checking the box "Never prompt or start program on media insertion" in the "Media" tab of Caja's "Preferences", which you can access from the "Edit" menu? If that works, you can then try finer settings.

Stallman rules
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Thank you so much Magic Banana 8O)

You assumed right, my friend is using caja.

The problem is that he apparently haven't the
time to try your solution.

I will wait for him, to try your solution.

sorry, and best regards

Stallman rules
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We are Back.. again 8O)

My friend where moving and at the same time
he was a little sick. 8O(

But yesterday night we tried again, from scratch.

Installed Trisquel 8 the graphic way again..

My friend made sure that caja was configured not to
run anything. just like Magic banana wrote.

Then plugged the huawei e3372 usb 4G modem in
and updated Trisquel, about 400 mb, all went well.

When Trisquel, at the end of the update and installation
ask to; restart ore restart later, he chose to restart later.

he tok the modem out, and shut down Trisquel.

Then started Trisquel again, and all looked nice.
he checked, that caja was set, not to run anything..
when a media where inserted, just like Magic banana wrote.

Then he plugged the usb 4G modem in the machine..

And.. lo and behold.. the HiLink folder where back
on the desktop again, and no internet connection..
nothing.. zip zero...

we are now stranded at the shores of proprietary
software, made by the isp; Telia, sitting on a usb
4G huawei 3372 modem.. Just waiting to unleash
itself in the Libre TrisQuel...

by the way, the 4G modem is blinking light blue
witch indicate that there is a 4G connection..

we then configured a connection in network-connections..
new connection, mobile broadband, country, isp
and apn and so on.

but.. nothing happens ...

took the modem out and plugged it in a different usb inlet..
restarted.. nothing... shut the machine down.. started up again..

nothing.. happens..

what is going on with this usb 4G modem..?

fore tree years it has worked perfectly in Trisquel 7..
just out of the box without any HiLink software, ever
showed itself in Trisquel 7.

but now here in an updated Trisquel 8 it will not allow
any connection without installing the isp's proprietary
software, called HiLink.. represented by a folder
on the desktop named HiLink.

My friend is now changing the harddisk in the Libre T400
back to the Trisquel 7 harddisk, so he can tjek he's e-mails
and surf like a normal person.. with the same usb 4G huawei
3372 mobile modem.. witch by the way is working perfectly
without the HiLink software ever showing itself..

what is going on.. will he ever be surfing with Trisquel 8

Can anybody help him.. please do. 8O)