On Wed, 2009-11-04 at 12:23 +0000, Gareth 'bigbro' Eason wrote:
> Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> > For the record, the USB dongle problem still exists with Karmic, though
> > apparently a fix has been commited and is in the works. However, I did
> > find a solution (details at http://faduda.ie/?p=1943) Fingers crossed it
> > won't lead to unintended consequences.
> > I think I may have tried the same solution with Jaunty to no avail, but
> > can't remember for certain.
> > thanks to all for helpful suggestions
>> Sorry to hear it's still not working for you.
Sorry if I wasn't clear. As of last night, it *is* working for me,
thanks to a bit of modprobing
> While my methods are
> tried, tested and working well on a Huawei E220 and E270 (and on a Dell
> 5520 modem) I've recently acquired an Huawei E1752 which I've not yet
> made work under Linux. Will test more this evening and see if I can make
> it behave, but perhaps it's indicative that the Huawei range of hardware
> is a little more diverse than I first expected.
Mostly the problem seems to be that Huawei (or maybe vodafone) puts a
pile of autoloading Wincrap on the SD, which then confuses the kernel
into thinking its a CD device. A Ubuntu attempt to make the kernel see
the SD as a storage device had the unintended consequence of losing the
'modem' component of the dongle, and since it happened around kernel
freeze time, people have been snookered.
At least, that's my non-tech take on it.
>> Best regards,
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