[ubuntu] Problem with USB 3G Dongle

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I have a laptop dual booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu 10.04. If I boot straight into Linux & try to connect with the USB dongle, it's not there in Network Manager, however if I first boot into Windows, connect the dongle then disconnect & shutdown to reboot into Linux, the dongle is instantly recognised & works no problem. My question is, how can this be? How can one OS have an effect on the other? Is there something that remains in RAM that makes the dongle work in Linux? (HowTos)