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Old 02-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
BoraxMan
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Network Manager won't connect Broadband Modem after disconnect


Linux is starting to really annoy me know. I'm really thinking of moving to Windows. Every time the devs update something, SOMETHING BREAKS!

The problem I am having is this. I have a Huawei E173 broadband modem I use for Internet. It is set up with Network Manager, and was working OK.

Now, if I disconnect (or get disconnected), I can't reconnect. It fails straight away. The only way is to pull out the USB dongle, wait a moment and reconnect it. Obviously, this is not a desirable fix.

What can I do to fix this? I've given up getting Bluetooth to work, but if this continues, I'm going to crack it.

This is from the system log.

Code:
Feb 21 22:27:54 HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) starting connection 'Internet'
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST dbus-daemon[580]: modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (registered -> connecting)
Feb 21 22:27:HOST modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (registered -> connecting)
Feb 21 22:27:HOST dbus-daemon[580]: modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (connecting -> connected)
Feb 21 22:27:HOST modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (connecting -> connected)
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> starting PPP connection
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> pppd started with pid 2359
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST pppd[2359]: unrecognized option 'ppp0'
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <warn> pppd pid 2359 exited with error: pppd options error
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb 21 22:27:HOST modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (connected -> disconnecting)
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <warn> Activation (ttyUSB0) failed for Internet'
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> (ttyUSB0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb 21 22:27:HOST NetworkManager[574]: <info> (ttyUSB0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
Feb 21 22:27:HOST dbus-daemon[580]: modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (connected -> disconnecting)
Feb 21 22:28:HOST dbus-daemon[580]: modem-manager[657]: <info>  Modem /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/2: state changed (disconnecting -> registered)
 
Old 02-21-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Using NetworkManager Applet...

I am using the Gnome NetworkManager Applet to handle my network connections. It configures and retains information for network devices and sets up the connection. I can hot-plug back and forth between my cable and wireless internet if I want to play with my router and I've used it to manage a USB modem like yours.

I have an openSUSE 12.2 installation with KDE and used this guide.

http://susestarter.blogspot.dk/2011/...use-gnome.html

You should be able to install the Gnome applet(nm-applet) for the desktop you're using, hopefully solving your problem. Look to the Internet for more information.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 02-21-2013 at 09:04 AM.
 
Old 02-22-2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thorkelljarl View Post
Using NetworkManager Applet...

I am using the Gnome NetworkManager Applet to handle my network connections. It configures and retains information for network devices and sets up the connection. I can hot-plug back and forth between my cable and wireless internet if I want to play with my router and I've used it to manage a USB modem like yours.

I have an openSUSE 12.2 installation with KDE and used this guide.

http://susestarter.blogspot.dk/2011/...use-gnome.html

You should be able to install the Gnome applet(nm-applet) for the desktop you're using, hopefully solving your problem. Look to the Internet for more information.
It's not the applet, is Network Manager. It makes no different if I use the gnome one, or nm-applet or the KDE one. I suspect an recent upgrade broke it.

I've spent too much time web searching to figure out how to get Bluetooth to work (only to achieve nothing), how to get some software to install on the newer fedora which worked on older ones and the like. I was hoping that someone might know an answer, but I'm not prepared to sacrifice more of my evenings to get Linux working.
 
Old 03-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #4
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It seems to have been fixed with the latest Fedora 18 update.
 
  


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