You may know that I use Nokia E 51 mobile phone to connect internet. At my last post (PCLinuxOS LXDE Review and Screenshots) I said that I will publish a post about why I don't recommend you PCLinux OS to use as first Operating system. Here, I am publishing my explanation.
I tried to connect my mobile phone as a 'Mobile Broadband Device'. But failed. PClinux OS have not give me any chance to use my mobile set. It detect my phone but did not show it on file manager or network manager. Look at the images I use in this post.
At 'NetApplet' on the right side of bottom pannel, I found a connection called 'usbpn0'. I clicked on it. But failed. Look at the image just above. It shows that 'Nokia E51 Network is down'. I also found that default connection is 'ethernet'. I have not find any way to make Nokia E51 connection as default.
After trying in my way at last I failed to connect internet by PCLinux OS LXDE. I believe that other version like kde, gnome will behave same. They would not able to connect gprs internet using any mobile phone.
I searched synaptic package manager. I found that 'usbmodeswitch' is installed. Though pclinux os failed to use my mobile phone as a mobile broadband device.
So, I suggest you to not use PCLinux OS at first time. Use Ubuntu or Peppermint OS and discover that connecting internet is so much easy that you can not dream.