On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 8:56 PM, Gerard Cunningham
<glenrambler at eircom.net> wrote:
> After almost three years, I'm still a complete newbie when it comes to
> Linux, happy enough to use it on the desktop at home, but unwilling to
> take it on the road with my laptop.
>> Is there anything in here I can use to get Linux to work with my O2 usb
> dongle on my laptop? [currently running ubuntu, but willing to change if
> it helps]
The USB dongle should be a Huawei E220. It's the same thing as 3 (and
probably vodafone) are selling. Full support was added to 2.6.24 for
the devices, but some firmware versions don't play nice with hal on
fedora (anything after about 11.117.06.00.100 seems to work ok). If
you see lots of connect/disconnect notices in /var/log/messages, you
need to hal to ignore the virtual cdrom portion of the device.
and add the following lines immediately after '<!-- some usb sticks
don't like polling -->' and restart hal:
<match key="@storage.originating_device:usb.vendor_id" int="0x12d1">
<match key="@storage.originating_device:usb.product_id" int="0x1003">
<merge key="info.ignore" type="bool">true</merge>
In ubuntu 8.04, those lines should already be present. I've not tried
using the thing on kernels older than 2.6.24.
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