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Old 10-24-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Connecting Laptop to the Internet using USB-UTMS/HSDPA-Modem


Hello everyone,

I am currently running "Slackware 14" and everything is going well. I am currently connecting to the Internet using a LAN connection to my router (ADSL Line).

Unfortunately the line is not very reliable (which is not Slackware's fault, it's the Telecom provider's) and I would like to have a backup using UMTS/HSDPA.

"lsusb" displays my surfstick as follows:

Quote:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 19d2:2000 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM MF627/MF628/MF628+/MF636+ HSDPA/HSUPA
I already had a look at the "Slackbook" notably

http://www.slackbook.org/html/book.h...FIGURATION-PPP

and tried out "pppsetup" but I am not sure if I need to do furter configuration (usb_modeswitch).

Has anyone tried connecting to the Internet with an USB-Surfstick-Modem?

Have a good day,
Mkd75
 
Old 10-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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I am not sure about Slackware 14.0, but Slackware-current shows a file (19d2:2000) in /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/ for your device.
Have you tried using nm-applet to configure your connection and connect with your device?
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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I am not sure about Slackware 14.0, but Slackware-current shows a file (19d2:2000) in /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/ for your device.
Also shows up in Slackware 14.0

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Have you tried using nm-applet to configure your connection and connect with your device?
This gives me the following:

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bash-4.2$ nm-applet

** (nm-applet:2515): CRITICAL **: dbus_set_g_error: assertion `gerror == NULL || *gerror == NULL' failed
Segmentation fault
 
Old 10-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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Do you have dbus running? Is /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus executable?
 
Old 10-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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Hope I am doing this correctly:

Quote:
bash-4.2$ test -x rc.messagebus
bash-4.2$ echo $?
0
Quote:
bash-4.2$ ps aux | grep dbus
81 1840 0.0 0.0 19940 1472 ? Ss 14:17 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
slack 2205 0.0 0.0 36596 1464 tty1 S 14:18 0:00 ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/startxfce4
slack 2217 0.0 0.0 34944 712 tty1 S 14:18 0:00 dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/startxfce4
slack 2218 0.1 0.0 20640 1528 ? Ss 14:18 0:03 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 5 --print-address 7 --session
slack 2574 0.0 0.0 7080 976 pts/0 S+ 15:04 0:00 grep dbus
Does this help?
 
Old 10-24-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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I would have done 'ls -l /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus' but all roads lead to Rome.

Good, dbus is running. Is NetworkManager running? Is rc.networkmanager executable?
 
Old 10-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #7
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Is rc.networkmanager executable?
Suppose that would be "no":

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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1669 Aug 13 2012 /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager
NetworkManager also doesn't seem to be running:

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bash-4.2$ ps aux | grep Network
slack 2733 0.0 0.0 7076 976 pts/0 S+ 17:25 0:00 grep Network

Last edited by Mankind75; 10-24-2013 at 01:26 PM. Reason: Adding further Information
 
Old 10-24-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
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From the mail to root headed Welcome to Linux (Slackware 14.0):
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If you will be using wireless (or even a wired interface), you might
want to let NetworkManager handle your network connections. This is
a choice during the initial installation, but may also be selected
later by rerunning netconfig, or by setting the startup script
to executable (chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager). When Network
Manager is used to handle connections, a nice interface is provided
to scan for wireless access points and make changes to the network
configuration. This interface runs automatically with KDE or Xfce.
In fluxbox, the nm-applet program will need to be launched. Other
window managers lack a system tray to display nm-applet, so for those
you might want to look at wicd in /extra, which also provides a nice
GUI tool for connecting to wireless (or wired) networks. For window
managers that do not provide a tray for running programs, start
"wicd-client" to make changes. With NetworkManager or wicd, it's
a good idea to remove any existing network configuration in
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf first. This can be done by running netconfig
and setting the machine to use loopback. Then, if you're using
NetworkManager run it a second time and select NetworkManager.
 
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #9
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From the mail to root headed Welcome to Linux (Slackware 14.0):
Ah okay, I remember receiving this mail after installation but I was too keen in getting into XFCE. I still have this mail and will read it throughly.
 
  


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