Acer Aspire One and the Huawei E220 3G Modem

Setting up the Acer Aspire One (running Linpus) to use the Huawei E220 3G modem is actually surprisingly easy.

First, make sure you’ve updated your System. Then run the Mobile Partner application.

For Vodafone customers, the APN details are here:

Full details on the Acer Aspire One and the Huawei E220 3G Modem can be found here:

Acer Aspire One Live Update problem

Recently had problems with the Acer Aspire One Live Update procedure.

It claims to receive data but doesn’t. Acer is forwarding and other locations to a content delivery network, probably to cope with the additional traffic from all the new AA1 owners who found an AA1 under the tree.

The actual problem is that Live Update requests a file list from the old server but gets a server response that the document location has changed instead, which it fails to interpret.

Solution is simply to run a two line sed script. If unsure how, right click anywhere on the Aspire One control panel, select Terminal and paste in the first two lines beginning with “sudo sed” here: