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Integration of 3G Wireless Modem Detection - 4.1.2 & 4.2.1
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mill0001

Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 375
Location: "People's Republik of Kalifornia"

PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar 2009, 12:58    Post subject:  

Hi rerwin,
I don't know if this is relevent to this thread or not, but I thought I'd ask
to be sure. I have Sierra Wireless USB598 modem from Sprint. The Vendor
and Product I.D.'s are 0x1199 and 0x0025. I'm using Puppy4.13 NOP.
When I checked modinfo it shows sierra drivers installed but not the one
for my modem. I'm still a Noob at Linux so I need some help with installing
the correct driver. I DL'd the driver from Sierra already but install instructions
say I have to DL Kernel source code to /usr/src. Where do i find the source code
for 4.13 Kernel and then how would I install the driver?
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Fri 20 Mar 2009, 20:39    Post subject:  

mill0001,
I just compiled the latest sierra driver here
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=286154#286154
I also added some basic setup instructions.
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mill0001

Joined: 01 Feb 2007
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Location: "People's Republik of Kalifornia"

PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 17:52    Post subject:  

Hey and a BIG thank you very much Tempestuos for the driver and help.
I'm writing this online from puppy finally. One thing tho I have to open
a terminal, type "ppp call cdma" and leave the terminal open to get
online with firefox. Is there a way I could incorporate the 2 actions into
a script or something to make an icon to just click and open firefox online?
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rerwin


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 1883
Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sat 21 Mar 2009, 17:56    Post subject:  

mill0001, tempestuous,
Thanks for your efforts on the upgraded sierra driver. As I was researching tempestuous' suggestion:
Quote:
Of course, it would be better to incorporate these configuration steps into rerwin's "3G_pupdial-wireless" dotpet - ... Maybe rerwin can work it out?
I discovered that I have possibly introduced an error that might affect testing of mill0001's and many other wireless modems, those that use device /dev/ttyACM0 and require that you provide an APN or PIN. I have corrected that for my next version, but here is the fix for anyone with a wireless modem that uses ttyACM0: Edit file /usr/sbin/pupdial line 575, to replace "ttyUSB" with "ttyACM". This assumes you don't also need ttyUSB.

As for actually putting the ppp files into the package, I suspect that may not be necessary. I find that wvdial can be called two ways: "persistent" and "dial-on-demand". The latter uses specific ppp scripts; the former relies on /etc/wvdial.conf and /etc/ppp/wvdial. Pupdial uses the "persistant" mode. I don't understand how that all works, but so far it just seems to. So, before I attempt new code for choosing scripts, please test the modem using just pupdial (after booting with the new sierra module). If it needs ttyACM0, please make the change I described here, to fix pupdial.

My fear is that someday I will need to dive into the script world to find subtle fixes for some modems. I may need help at that point, but need to know whether is even a problem to be solved. Thanks for your help.
Richard
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Mar 2009, 00:01    Post subject:  

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Ghostryder4u

Joined: 28 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Mar 2009, 05:39    Post subject: Dell l400 puppy linux and 3g modem  

Hi just joined today and downloaded puppy yesterday with the help of unetbootin.........Want to oneday have only linux on this laptop but at the moment am using it with xp..........

I have followed your topics on getting the 3g usb modems working and I have dl the two pet files even though I installed 3 which I am not sure why I did that but I did..........

I must point out that I have no basic knowledge of linux so I am finding it difficult to use or follow your instructions here but even you guys/gals started from somewhere but needed to get away from ms products well that is my goal.

I have installed the pet files as I said but the only modem detected is the old onboard modem which is a no no in my eyes have used the probe button to no avail so I need some serious assistance please .......

I must say I do like the look of puppy its smooth and great on the eyes.

If I could just get my modem to work I could then do a permanent install on the hard drive and dump xp.........

Many thanks for the info already here and also for any tips given

G.
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Mar 2009, 11:31    Post subject:  

Ghostryder4u,
Welcome to the project! You present just the kind of problem I need to solve before we can fully trust this work. To begin, I need some specifics so I can know what we are dealing with. Your PIII 700 MHz laptop is perfect for a peppy Puppy. You are fortunate that your internal modem is already detected; so you can always use the wired phone if necessary.

Tell me more about your 3G modem and what you can see about it. PupScan USB interfaces should show its name and vendor and product/device IDs.

To remove the internal modem's "interference", go into PupDial and click "probe" and then "ERASE" ( and its popup dialog box) and X to exit back to the main PupDial window. Then try "probe" and "PROBE" to see what happens. Post the contents of the /tmp/pupdial.log file (or archive and attach the file itself). I assume you installed the pupdial...-7 dotpet and probably the usb_modeswitch dotpet. That's all you need if your 3G modem is based on either the Option or Sierra chip. But more details will narrow that down.
Richard
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Ghostryder4u

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 02:47    Post subject:  

Hi and thank you rerwin for the welcome I cant use the onboard modem as I do not have a landline.

The usb modem is a e160 , which linux does not detect, have used pupdial to delete the onboard modem and when told to re probe comes back with no modem detected you cannot connect to the internet or words similar will endeavour to try and copy what pup dial says so I can hep with your requests for more info. I forgot to mentio the laptop has upgraded memory so is running with 256mb now using puppy is fine the only problem I have is getting the usb recognised is there some procedure that I have not done? Many thanks for the help so far.
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Ghostryder4u

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 05:47    Post subject:  

I have made a serious mistake and I am sorry the usb modem is a e156 not a e160 I am so sorry and yes linux is recognising it however the reports I generated are stuck in linux as I do know how to copy them to my memory card so that I can then log into xp to get on the net I did say I am new to linux lol......
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rerwin


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Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 13:23    Post subject:  

Ghostryder4u,
In the absence of hard data, I will take a stab at what might be wrong. The starting point is for you to tell me the product ID of the USB modem. Go into Menu > System > PupScan and click on the button in the "USB devices" box. Find the entry for your modem and tell me the Vendor ID (probably 12d1) and product ID. The "KERNEL-MODULE should be "option".

With the product ID, I can instruct you on a minor change to be made to a file. I assume the product ID is neither 1001 nor 1003. If it is one of those, then I need to change my approach. Otherwise, once I have the product ID, I can give you a fix.
Richard
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Ghostryder4u

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 14:11    Post subject:  

Hi and thank your for your assitance in this

Vendor id ( 12dl )
Product id ( 1003 )
Kernel module ( none )

I have no idea what this all means except that the none part is not too good is it?

Again I am grateful for your help

G
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Ghostryder4u

Joined: 28 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 14:11    Post subject:  

Hi and thank your for your assitance in this

Vendor id ( 12dl )
Product id ( 1003 )
Kernel module ( none )

I have no idea what this all means except that the none part is not too good is it?

Again I am grateful for your help

G
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 16:01    Post subject:  

Ghostryder4u,
Thanks for the info. However, this exchange is detracting from the purpose of the thread by concentrating on your getting up to speed on Puppy. For this kind of thing I prefer to move the conversation to exchange of PMs until we get it worked out.

I say this because I understand that others have gotten modems with the same IDs to work with no fussing. So let's switch to private messaging. Look for a message from me, by clicking on "Log on to check messages" at the top of any forum page.
Richard
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Apr 2009, 19:56    Post subject: New version of wireless integration package - 8
Subject description: Should correct auto-loading of Option driver and related mode switching
 

Users and Testers,
I have uploaded the "-8" version of the 3G_PupDial-et-al dotpet (in first posting of this thread). Thanks to forum member Wilky and others who reported (via PM) the failure to automatically load the "option" driver for the slightly older Huawei and other modems, I have corrected a mistake I made in trying to keep things neat. I need some users of the Huawei E220 and E169 modems to try out this version with a fresh (pfix=ram) Puppy, to verify that on initial use the mode-switching takes place, the option driver module gets loaded, and PupDial "just works".

Besides that whopper of a bug, I made other improvements:
1. Changed udev mode-switching rules for the above Huawei modems and added rules for a large set of similar modems (v12d1p14[01]*) that appear to require an identical mode switching technique. These changes skip switching if they are marked as in modem mode.
2. Allows single spaces within an APN.
3. Restored treatment of device ttyACM? as a possible wireless modem, to permit its use of wireless-specific modem-initialization strings.
4. Created a separate mode-switching rules file for 3 modems that initially have the same vendor and product IDs; the user must uncomment the rule corresponding to the modem:
-- A-Link 3GU
-- Option iCON 210
-- Hyundai Mobile MB-810
5. Updated mode-switching rules to match the 3/14/09 version of the usb_modeswitch.conf file, adding support for the ZTE MF636.
6. Added retention of a user-modified APN profile number in the "Init5" line of wvdial.conf, to be associated with the user-specified APN; it was previously reset to "1".
7. Added "Init8" and "Init9" wvdial.conf lines as examples for listing the APNs and operator ID stored in the modem.
8. Updated the README file with BootManager lines to load module usbserial for modems apparently not detected by other drivers.

The package still collects debug information. Now, especially, please notify me if you see anything wrong with the package/project, so I can fix all the remaining bugs (you find). Thanks to everyone for your feedback.
Richard
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tubby

Joined: 24 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Apr 2009, 06:21    Post subject: drivers  

Hi rewin, the url that i have posted has the vodafone linux drivers for download, they contain a lot of info that may be of use to your project.

h**p://w_w.betavine.net/bvportal/web/linux_drivers

I have removed the obvious as i am not to sure about posting links.
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