How I restored the missing wvdial (Ubuntu 9.04)
(please read http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1138101)
This note refers to Ubuntu 9.04 running on a PC that has no access to the internet via LAN or WiFi and the modem we have is not recognized by the system (like many 3G CDMA or HSPA modems).
So this is a strange and difficult case!
At first I downloaded the following packages (from a pc connected to the internet, any O.S.):
Note that above are all for an i386 pc.
I copied all to a USB memory stick, and then paste them to the ubuntu 9.04 running pc into /var/cache/apt/archives/ directory using sudo nautilus from terminal. Then I installed all packages by double clicking each icon (of .deb package) in above order (1,2,3,4 and finally 5). I ignored all informative messages. Finally I had to run wvdialconf, edit the /etc/wvdial.conf file and be connected with sudo wvdial.
You can get my wvdial_904_i386 zip file (size=1.04 MBytes) containing all above.
Into .zip file there is a .txt with checksums. Please CHECK all files and do it at your own risk.
Note: All above worked with an Asus EeePC 1000H running Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix live version booting from an SD card (all on the fly!)
2nd test with installation to Hard Disk worked also.
---> UPDATE: above packages are from ubuntu.com <---