Using HP Mini with Ubuntu 10.04 - cant see broadband card.

A few months ago, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook edition on to my HP Mini that I got from verizon.

System worked great. I was able to connect via WiFi, Ethernet and the Verizon Broadband Card.

Recently, after an update, I have lost the ability to "see" the broadband card itself via the network manager. A "System Test" verifies the card is there, but i still can not select it [broadband card] as an option to connect to the `net.


Now I know that the VZ Access Manager software doesn't "support" Ubuntu, but I was wondering if any of you folks have any suggestions other then going back to Windows?