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Old 07-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
C.Gordon-Smith
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Vodafone Internet Dongle Won't Connect


Hello All

Has anyone managed to get a Vodafone Internet dongle working on Linux? I have a Vodafone K3772-Z and have tried it on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 11.04, so far with no luck. There is some software at

https://forge.betavine.net/frs/?group_id=12

but its not helping in my case. I get a message saying that I need to be in the dialout and lock groups, but setting up permissions for them doesn't make any difference.

Any Ideas?

Chris Gordon-Smith
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hi!
Normally
Code:
lsusb
l like list
should display an USB modem.
If not, it's a problem!
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Here's what I get with lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 19d2:1181 ONDA Communication S.p.A.

Now if I run vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux I get:

vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux
get_plugin_by_vendor_product_id called with 0x19D2 and 0x1181
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/application/app.py", line 626, in run
runApp(config)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/scripts/twistd.py", line 23, in runApp
_SomeApplicationRunner(config).run()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/application/app.py", line 374, in run
self.application = self.createOrGetApplication()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/application/app.py", line 439, in createOrGetApplication
application = getApplication(self.config, passphrase)
--- <exception caught here> ---
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/application/app.py", line 450, in getApplication
application = service.loadApplication(filename, style, passphrase)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/application/service.py", line 390, in loadApplication
application = sob.loadValueFromFile(filename, 'application', passphrase)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/twisted/persisted/sob.py", line 210, in loadValueFromFile
exec fileObj in d, d
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/gtk-tap.py", line 49, in <module>
from vmc.gtk.startup import check_dependencies, GTKSerialService
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/gtk/startup.py", line 41, in <module>
from vmc.common.hardware.hardwarereg import hw_reg
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/hardwarereg.py", line 27, in <module>
from vmc.common.hardware._unixhardwarereg import hw_reg
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/_unixhardwarereg.py", line 474, in <module>
hw_reg = HardwareRegistry()
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/_unixhardwarereg.py", line 122, in __init__
d = self.get_devices()
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/_unixhardwarereg.py", line 151, in get_devices
d = self._get_devices_from_udis(parent_udis)
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/_unixhardwarereg.py", line 184, in _get_devices_from_udis
unknown_devs = map(self._get_device_from_udi, udis)
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/_unixhardwarereg.py", line 177, in _get_device_from_udi
device = self._get_device_from_info_and_ports(info, udi, ports)
File "/usr/share/vodafone-mobile-connect/vmc/common/hardware/_unixhardwarereg.py", line 405, in _get_device_from_info_and_ports
raise RuntimeError("Couldn't find a plugin with info %s" % info)
exceptions.RuntimeError: Couldn't find a plugin with info {'usb_device.vendor_id': dbus.Int32(6610, variant_level=1), 'usb_device.product_id': dbus.Int32(4481, variant_level=1)}

Failed to load application: Couldn't find a plugin with info {'usb_device.vendor_id': dbus.Int32(6610, variant_level=1), 'usb_device.product_id': dbus.Int32(4481, variant_level=1)}

Any Ideas?

Chris Gordon-Smith
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:59 AM   #4
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Hi!
You have an Icon on the desktop concerning your modem?
If yes, right click, eject ant try again "lsusb" - do you see another 8 digits code for your modem?
Normally, e.g. in Ubuntu or Mint, the network manager should connect.
See seeley's help, chapter 9:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...28#p366328/url
 
Old 08-01-2012, 07:56 AM   #5
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Hi!
Normally you don't need extra software for an USB modem.
Several years ago I had 3 Huawei modems (220, 870, and ?) without any problem; within a few minutes I could connect (with Fedora Leonidas within a few seconds!).
I also remember that I had an ONDA modem (as far as I remember ID 19D2:2000) without connection
(neither Windows nor 4 - 5 Linux distributions).
Maybe the best way is trying to exchange it (as severals users did it).
alfredo
 
Old 08-01-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
Wim Sturkenboom
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Some usb dongles behave like a harddisk and need to be switched to 3G mode; yours might be one of them and you can see that as there will be a removable disk icon on your desktop.

There is a utility to do that switching: usb_modeswitch

See e.g. http://digitalgotcha.blogspot.com/20...wei-k3770.html
 
Old 08-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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Hi, I've got a Vodaphone K3570-Z which works great using the Betavine Network manager software. I'm running it on my EEEPC 10001HA under Ubuntu 10.04 remix.
I had to sort through the maze of downloadable stuff (Just like the web page you show.)till I finally ended up with four .deb files...

bcm_2.99.12-1_all.deb
python-messaging_0.5.9-1_all.deb
usb-modeswitch-data_20100826-1betavine1_all.deb
wader-core_0.5.5-1_all.deb

Now, this was some time ago (year and a half? two years?)and I haven't upgraded anything since I got it working.
If I remember correctly, the files are loaded in some particular order, which I can't remember now, but if you try and install the wrong one it tells you which one should have been installed prior.

From the web page you indicate, the Betavine stuff appears to have been rationalised so you only need the mode switch and a Vodaphone-Mobile-Connect package for it to work now.

What sort of system are you trying to install it on? Are you using the correct Modeswitch software, there appears to be 3 x 386 versions for Ubuntu on the Betavine website. What Vodaphone-Mobile-Connect packages have you tried from there as there are a number of versions.

Play Bonny!

 
Old 08-02-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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I had that betavine driver working on one of my Puppy Linux installations, but it had been a hell of troubles. Puppy has got very little python support by default. The GUI shows it is trying to connect, while it is connected. It works sometimes and sometimes not. I don't use it anymore. It was made for Ubuntu-7 it seems.

It is a wonder to me, that Soadyheid got it working and is pleased with it. Will have to check his 4 packages.

I am using "pgprs-connect", a small suite @Puppy Linux with the "option.ko" driver loaded for

Manufacturer: huawei
Model: K3715
Revision: 11.104.05.00.00
IMEI: 356562031159105
+GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES
 
  


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