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Knightron 11-18-2013 08:12 PM

Having trouble connecting to mobile broadband dongle, Slackware 14.1
 
Hello. Recently i did a fresh install of Slackware 14.1. I have two mobile broadband dongles, one prepaid, and another on a plan. I have configured both these a million times and had them working fine in other distributions with networkmanager, in fact, i even have another partition with Slackware 14 and both the dongles work fine on it.
In Slackware 14.1 however, i can only seem to get my prepaid dongle to work. My planned one seems to be getting detected, but it just won't connect. I don't know enough about how Gnu/Linux works to effectively solve issues when it comes to the inner workings. I've got no clue what the problem could be.
Networkmanager is executable, and i am a member of the netdev group.

Below are the results of lspci, lsusb and the end of dmesg.
I have the put the results of lsusb and dmesg for both version 14.1 and 14.
All the commands were executed once the planned dongle seemed detected by Networkmanager, but before attempting to connect.

lspci
Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b4)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM67 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)
0d:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller (rev 07)
0e:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)

lsusb (Slackware 14.1)
Code:

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b217 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Lenovo Integrated Camera (0.3MP)
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 1199:68a3 Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8700 Modem
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 1199:9013 Sierra Wireless, Inc.

lsusb (Slackware 14)
Code:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2016 Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b217 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Lenovo Integrated Camera (0.3MP)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1199:9013 Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1199:68a3 Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8700 Modem

dmesg (Slackware 14.1)
Code:

[  45.201706] usb 4-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[  45.288107] usb 4-1.2: config 1 has an invalid interface number: 9 but max is 0
[  45.288118] usb 4-1.2: config 1 has no interface number 0
[  45.289728] usb 4-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1199, idProduct=0fff
[  45.289736] usb 4-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[  45.289740] usb 4-1.2: Product: USB MMC Storage
[  45.289744] usb 4-1.2: Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
[  45.289747] usb 4-1.2: SerialNumber: SWOC22905731
[  45.311675] usb-storage 4-1.2:1.9: USB Mass Storage device detected
[  45.313559] usb-storage: probe of 4-1.2:1.9 failed with error -5
[  45.313597] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[  46.814997] usb 4-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[  46.991365] usb 4-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[  47.078481] usb 4-1.2: config 1 has an invalid interface number: 7 but max is 4
[  47.078489] usb 4-1.2: config 1 has no interface number 2
[  47.079996] usb 4-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1199, idProduct=68a3
[  47.080003] usb 4-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[  47.080007] usb 4-1.2: Product: AirCard 312U
[  47.080012] usb 4-1.2: Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
[  47.080016] usb 4-1.2: SerialNumber: 351828045535282
[  47.090253] usbcore: registered new interface driver sierra
[  47.090275] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for Sierra USB modem
[  47.090309] sierra 4-1.2:1.0: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  47.091527] usb 4-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB3
[  47.092916] sierra_net 4-1.2:1.7 wwan1: register 'sierra_net' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, Sierra Wireless USB-to-WWAN Modem, 06:02:f2:7a:01:07
[  47.094451] usbcore: registered new interface driver sierra_net
[  47.094472] sierra 4-1.2:1.1: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  47.095584] usb 4-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB4
[  47.095605] sierra 4-1.2:1.3: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  47.096043] usb 4-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB5
[  47.096058] sierra 4-1.2:1.4: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  47.096386] usb 4-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB6

dmesg (Slackware 14)
Code:

[  79.883363] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd
[  79.969482] usb 2-1.2: config 1 has an invalid interface number: 9 but max is 0
[  79.969492] usb 2-1.2: config 1 has no interface number 0
[  79.970961] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1199, idProduct=0fff
[  79.970970] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[  79.970976] usb 2-1.2: Product: USB MMC Storage
[  79.970981] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
[  79.970985] usb 2-1.2: SerialNumber: SWOC22905731
[  79.974139] usb-storage: probe of 2-1.2:1.9 failed with error -5
[  81.241036] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[  81.418366] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
[  81.504488] usb 2-1.2: config 1 has an invalid interface number: 7 but max is 4
[  81.504498] usb 2-1.2: config 1 has no interface number 2
[  81.506109] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=1199, idProduct=68a3
[  81.506118] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=4
[  81.506124] usb 2-1.2: Product: AirCard 312U
[  81.506129] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: Sierra Wireless, Incorporated
[  81.506133] usb 2-1.2: SerialNumber: 351828045535282
[  81.528522] sierra_net 2-1.2:1.7: wwan0: register 'sierra_net' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, Sierra Wireless USB-to-WWAN Modem, 8a:a8:85:55:01:07
[  81.528579] usbcore: registered new interface driver sierra_net
[  81.530325] USB Serial support registered for Sierra USB modem
[  81.530386] sierra 2-1.2:1.0: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  81.531774] usb 2-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB3
[  81.531803] sierra 2-1.2:1.1: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  81.532167] usb 2-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB4
[  81.532177] sierra 2-1.2:1.3: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  81.532634] usb 2-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB5
[  81.532670] sierra 2-1.2:1.4: Sierra USB modem converter detected
[  81.533153] usb 2-1.2: Sierra USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB6
[  81.533203] usbcore: registered new interface driver sierra
[  81.533210] sierra: v.1.7.16:USB Driver for Sierra Wireless USB modems
[  97.575908] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wwan0: link is not ready

Thank you.

Knightron 11-20-2013 03:16 AM

Anyone have any suggestions for me?
Today i did a reinstall and my telstra bigpond (planned) dongle still fails. I did an install of Slackware 14, and the dongle worked, i did an upgrade from the 14.1 dvd, and once again, it won't work.

pchristy 11-20-2013 04:41 AM

Looking at the two dmesg printouts, I notice that 14 (working) has an extra line:

[ 81.533210] sierra: v.1.7.16:USB Driver for Sierra Wireless USB modems

Is there some firmware missing for this device that might be preventing the driver from loading in 14.1? (compare /lib/firmware/)

Also I notice that 14 seems to register it as wwan0 whereas 14.1 has it as wwan1:

[ 47.092916] sierra_net 4-1.2:1.7 wwan1: register 'sierra_net' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, Sierra Wireless USB-to-WWAN Modem, 06:02:f2:7a:01:07

Are you configuring the right interface?

allend 11-20-2013 06:56 AM

Welcome to the club.
My Huawei E160E USB modem works using NetworkManager-0.9.8.2 and ModemManager-0.6.2.0 in Slackware 14.1 but does not work with the default NetworkManager-0.9.8.8 and ModemManager-1.0.0 in Slackware 14.1 http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175481152/

According to http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Soft...ces/#index20h1 , your device should be supported in Direct IP mode by ModemManager-1.0.0 as it has the same VendorID and ProductID as the Sierra Wireless MC8705. The output you have presented shows your device being successfully enumerated to a Direct IP device
Quote:

[ 47.092916] sierra_net 4-1.2:1.7 wwan1: register 'sierra_net' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, Sierra Wireless USB-to-WWAN Modem, 06:02:f2:7a:01:07
as described here. http://mycusthelp.net/SIERRAWIRELESS...il.aspx?aid=44

It may be informative to run ModemManager and NetworkManager in debug mode. First, 'chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager'. Then reboot your computer. At the command line do
Code:

su -c '/usr/sbinModemManager --debug; /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon --log-level=DEBUG &'
nmcli con
nmcli con up uuid <uuid reported from previous command for your device>

You may have to hit ^C once or twice to get a command line prompt to try the nmcli commands.

Bomvoyage 11-20-2013 08:22 AM

Hi Knightron, Allend,

Had the same problem; solved it by running netconfig and opting to let NetWorkmanager manage my connections. I restarted my laptop and reconfigured my mobile connectivity and it worked.

Hope it works for you.

BTW; I use a HUAWEI usb modem too

allend 11-20-2013 08:26 AM

Hi Bomvoyage,

In my case I wish it was as simple. It is agreed that there is a problem. http://lists.freedesktop.org/archive...er/000488.html

arsivci0 11-20-2013 05:57 PM

I had a Huawei K3773 modem and had to change MessageContent variable to a different number (as in my previous setup) in /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/12d1\:1f11 (my device id) to make it work. It is worth checking this variable.

Knightron 11-20-2013 07:50 PM

Hi guys, thanks for the suggestions.
First off i tried what you said Bomvoyage, and it didn't work. :-(

Allend, thanks for your detailed and informative replies. I still can't connect, but i have tried what you said. I disabled networkmanager first, reboot, and then re enabled it with chmod, and then tried them commands.
su -c '/usr/sbin/ModemManager --debug; /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon --log-level=DEBUG &'
Produced the following:
Code:

bash-4.2$ su -c '/usr/sbin/ModemManager --debug; /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon --log-level=DEBUG &'
Password:
ModemManager[1131]: <info>  [1384990762.284697] [main.c:128] main(): ModemManager (version 1.0.0) starting...
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.288463] [main.c:61] bus_acquired_cb(): Bus acquired, creating manager...
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.292682] [mm-plugin-manager.c:788] load_plugins(): Looking for plugins in '/usr/lib64/ModemManager'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.293394] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Nokia (Icera)'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.293690] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Altair LTE'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.293999] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Sierra'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.294290] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'ZTE'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.294561] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Wavecom'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.294827] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Ericsson MBM'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.295086] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Via CBP7'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.295507] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Samsung'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.295825] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Option'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.296138] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'SimTech'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.296452] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Iridium'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.296749] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Huawei'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.297040] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Nokia'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.297341] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Novatel LTE'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.297622] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Pantech'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.297900] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'AnyDATA'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.298171] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Telit'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.298428] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Gobi'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.298684] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Linktop'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.298964] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'X22X'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.299258] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Motorola'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.299532] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Novatel'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.299797] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Longcheer'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.300061] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Cinterion'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.300353] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Option High-Speed'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.300612] [mm-plugin-manager.c:813] load_plugins(): Loaded plugin 'Generic'
ModemManager[1131]: <debug> [1384990762.300656] [mm-plugin-manager.c:838] load_plugins(): Successfully loaded 26 plugins
ModemManager[1131]: <warn>  [1384990762.301267] [main.c:97] name_lost_cb(): Could not acquire the 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1' service name
ModemManager[1131]: <info>  [1384990762.302478] [main.c:179] main(): ModemManager is shut down
bash-4.2$ NetworkManager[1135]: <info> NetworkManager (version 0.9.8.8) is starting...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Read config file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> WEXT support is enabled
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Loaded plugin keyfile: (c) 2007 - 2010 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.
NetworkManager[1135]:    keyfile: parsing Telstra Telstra (Next G) 1 ...
NetworkManager[1135]:    keyfile:    read connection 'Telstra Telstra (Next G) 1'
NetworkManager[1135]:    keyfile: parsing Telstra Telstra BigPond 1 ...
NetworkManager[1135]:    keyfile:    read connection 'Telstra Telstra BigPond 1'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.376763] [nm-modem-manager.c:376] modem_manager_disappeared(): trying to start the modem manager...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.376925] [nm-modem-manager.c:280] poke_modem_cb(): Requesting to (re)launch modem-manager...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> monitoring kernel firmware directory '/lib/firmware'.
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.378078] [nm-firewall-manager.c:248] nm_firewall_manager_init(): firewall is not running
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> rfkill2: found WiFi radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:03:00.0/ieee80211/phy0/rfkill2) (driver iwlwifi)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> rfkill1: found WWAN radio killswitch (at /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/rfkill/rfkill1) (platform driver thinkpad_acpi)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.381683] [nm-udev-manager.c:216] recheck_killswitches(): WWAN rfkill platform switch rfkill1 state now 2/2
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.381781] [nm-udev-manager.c:216] recheck_killswitches(): WiFi rfkill switch rfkill2 state now 2/2
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.381816] [nm-udev-manager.c:243] recheck_killswitches(): WiFi rfkill state now 'hard-blocked'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.381847] [nm-udev-manager.c:243] recheck_killswitches(): WWAN rfkill state now 'hard-blocked'
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> WiFi hardware radio set enabled
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> WiFi disabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> WWAN disabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> WiMAX enabled by radio killswitch; enabled by state file
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Networking is enabled by state file
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> failed to allocate link cache: (-10) Operation not supported
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.386484] [nm-device-ethernet.c:1607] supports_ethtool_carrier_detect(): ethtool is supported
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.386670] [nm-device-wired.c:313] constructor(): (eth0): kernel ifindex 4
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): carrier is OFF
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.386958] [nm-device-ethernet.c:260] constructor(): (eth0): kernel ifindex 4
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.387349] [nm-device-ethernet.c:484] update_initial_hw_address(): (eth0): read initial MAC address F0:DE:F1:77:5D:F3
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): new Ethernet device (driver: 'e1000e' ifindex: 4)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.387652] [nm-device.c:5314] nm_device_set_managed(): (eth0): now managed
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): bringing up device.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): preparing device.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.621732] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:637] nm_utils_do_sysctl(): sysctl: setting '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/accept_ra' to '0'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.621793] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:637] nm_utils_do_sysctl(): sysctl: setting '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/use_tempaddr' to '0'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.621842] [nm-device-ethernet.c:383] _set_hw_addr(): (eth0): no MAC address change needed
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622016] [nm-system.c:1404] nm_system_iface_flush_routes(): (eth0): flushing routes ifindex 4 family INET (2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622428] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622475] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622518] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622570] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.1/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622601] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.255.255.255/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.622784] [nm-system.c:194] sync_addresses(): (eth0): syncing addresses (family 2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.623074] [nm-device.c:5146] nm_device_state_changed(): (eth0): device not yet available for transition to DISCONNECTED
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Added default wired connection 'Wired connection 1' for /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:19.0/net/eth0
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.623776] [nm-settings-connection.c:1524] nm_settings_connection_read_and_fill_timestamp(): failed to read connection timestamp for '1ccd5dce-a973-4dde-9181-b484fd13ddbe': (3) Key file does not have key '1ccd5dce-a973-4dde-9181-b484fd13ddbe'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.624018] [nm-manager.c:1381] system_create_virtual_devices(): creating virtual devices...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.624509] [nm-device-wifi.c:309] constructor(): (wlan0): kernel ifindex 2
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): using nl80211 for WiFi device control
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): driver supports Access Point (AP) mode
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.624995] [nm-device-wifi.c:2930] update_initial_hw_address(): (wlan0): read initial MAC address A0:88:B4:98:B7:5C
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.625206] [nm-manager.c:1726] manager_rfkill_update_one_type(): WiFi hw-enabled 0 sw-enabled 0
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): new 802.11 WiFi device (driver: 'iwlwifi' ifindex: 2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.625409] [nm-device.c:5314] nm_device_set_managed(): (wlan0): now managed
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): bringing up device.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wlan0): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.625740] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:637] nm_utils_do_sysctl(): sysctl: setting '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/wlan0/accept_ra' to '0'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.625788] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:637] nm_utils_do_sysctl(): sysctl: setting '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/wlan0/use_tempaddr' to '0'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.625858] [nm-device-wifi.c:854] _set_hw_addr(): (wlan0): no MAC address change needed
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.625973] [nm-system.c:1404] nm_system_iface_flush_routes(): (wlan0): flushing routes ifindex 2 family INET (2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626095] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626134] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626166] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626194] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.1/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626221] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.255.255.255/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626347] [nm-system.c:194] sync_addresses(): (wlan0): syncing addresses (family 2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626539] [nm-device-wifi.c:1366] is_available(): (wlan0): not available because not enabled
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626583] [nm-device.c:5146] nm_device_state_changed(): (wlan0): device not yet available for transition to DISCONNECTED
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626664] [nm-manager.c:1381] system_create_virtual_devices(): creating virtual devices...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.626847] [nm-udev-manager.c:477] net_add(): (wwan1): ignoring interface with devtype 'wwan'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.627018] [nm-udev-manager.c:477] net_add(): (wwan0): ignoring interface with devtype 'wwan'
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.628482] [nm-udev-manager.c:477] net_add(): (wwan1): ignoring interface with devtype 'wwan'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.628714] [nm-udev-manager.c:477] net_add(): (wwan0): ignoring interface with devtype 'wwan'
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> /sys/devices/virtual/net/lo: couldn't determine device driver; ignoring...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.629024] [nm-manager.c:1381] system_create_virtual_devices(): creating virtual devices...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.629118] [main.c:611] main(): setting up local loopback
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.629476] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 4 flags 0x1003
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.629894] [nm-udev-manager.c:568] handle_uevent(): UDEV event: action 'change' subsys 'rfkill' device 'rfkill2'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.630064] [nm-udev-manager.c:216] recheck_killswitches(): WWAN rfkill platform switch rfkill1 state now 2/2
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.630216] [nm-udev-manager.c:216] recheck_killswitches(): WiFi rfkill switch rfkill2 state now 2/2
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.631745] [nm-agent-manager.c:298] impl_agent_manager_register(): (:1.12/org.freedesktop.nm-applet/1000) requesting permissions
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> Couldn't get managed objects: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.bluez was not provided by any .service files
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.640535] [nm-agent-manager.c:227] agent_register_permissions_done(): (:1.12/org.freedesktop.nm-applet/1000) agent registered
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.640790] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 1 flags 0x10049
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.640821] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 2 flags 0x1002
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.640856] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 3 flags 0x1002
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.640888] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 4 flags 0x1003
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.640920] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 5 flags 0x1082
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> ModemManager available in the bus
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> (ttyUSB5): failed to look up interface index
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.650756] [nm-device.c:410] device_get_driver_info(): SIOCETHTOOL ioctl() failed: cmd=ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO, iface=ttyUSB5, errno=19
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.650877] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:684] nm_utils_get_proc_sys_net_value(): (ttyUSB5): error reading /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/ttyUSB5/accept_ra: (4) Failed to open file '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/ttyUSB5/accept_ra': No such file or directory
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.650930] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:684] nm_utils_get_proc_sys_net_value(): (ttyUSB5): error reading /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/ttyUSB5/use_tempaddr: (4) Failed to open file '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/ttyUSB5/use_tempaddr': No such file or directory
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.651100] [nm-manager.c:1723] manager_rfkill_update_one_type(): WWAN hw-enabled 0 sw-enabled 0 daemon-enabled 0
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): new Broadband device (driver: 'sierra_net, sierra' ifindex: 0)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/2
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.651206] [nm-device.c:5314] nm_device_set_managed(): (ttyUSB5): now managed
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.653779] [nm-device.c:5142] nm_device_state_changed(): (ttyUSB5): device is available, will transition to DISCONNECTED
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.653797] [nm-device.c:5253] nm_device_queue_state(): (ttyUSB5): queued state change to disconnected (id 48)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.653841] [nm-manager.c:1381] system_create_virtual_devices(): creating virtual devices...
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> (cdc-wdm0): failed to look up interface index
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.656458] [nm-device.c:410] device_get_driver_info(): SIOCETHTOOL ioctl() failed: cmd=ETHTOOL_GDRVINFO, iface=cdc-wdm0, errno=19
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.656524] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:684] nm_utils_get_proc_sys_net_value(): (cdc-wdm0): error reading /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/cdc-wdm0/accept_ra: (4) Failed to open file '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/cdc-wdm0/accept_ra': No such file or directory
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.656552] [NetworkManagerUtils.c:684] nm_utils_get_proc_sys_net_value(): (cdc-wdm0): error reading /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/cdc-wdm0/use_tempaddr: (4) Failed to open file '/proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/cdc-wdm0/use_tempaddr': No such file or directory
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.656668] [nm-manager.c:1723] manager_rfkill_update_one_type(): WWAN hw-enabled 0 sw-enabled 0 daemon-enabled 0
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (cdc-wdm0): new Broadband device (driver: 'qcserial, qmi_wwan' ifindex: 0)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (cdc-wdm0): exported as /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/3
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.656725] [nm-device.c:5314] nm_device_set_managed(): (cdc-wdm0): now managed
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (cdc-wdm0): device state change: unmanaged -> unavailable (reason 'managed') [10 20 2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (cdc-wdm0): deactivating device (reason 'managed') [2]
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.658998] [nm-device.c:5142] nm_device_state_changed(): (cdc-wdm0): device is available, will transition to DISCONNECTED
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.659016] [nm-device.c:5253] nm_device_queue_state(): (cdc-wdm0): queued state change to disconnected (id 50)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.659055] [nm-manager.c:1381] system_create_virtual_devices(): creating virtual devices...
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.659451] [nm-device.c:5211] queued_set_state(): (ttyUSB5): running queued state change to disconnected (id 48)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'none') [20 30 0]
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990762.659821] [nm-device.c:5211] queued_set_state(): (cdc-wdm0): running queued state change to disconnected (id 50)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (cdc-wdm0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason 'none') [20 30 0]

After this, i 'ctrl' + 'C', and proceeded with the other two commands. They were as follow.
Code:

bash-4.2$ nmcli con
NAME                      UUID                                  TYPE              TIMESTAMP-REAL                   
Wired connection 1        1ccd5dce-a973-4dde-9181-b484fd13ddbe  802-3-ethernet    Thu 21 Nov 2013 10:39:22 AM EST 
Telstra Telstra (Next G) 1 434250a8-32a9-454f-b077-9268f85a43a4  gsm              Thu 21 Nov 2013 10:26:00 AM EST 
Telstra Telstra BigPond 1 969488ec-aa1c-4d2c-b265-aa97c2c8ee77  gsm              never                           
bash-4.2$ nmcli con up uuid 969488ec-aa1c-4d2c-b265-aa97c2c8ee77
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) starting connection 'Telstra Telstra BigPond 1'
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> NetworkManager state is now CONNECTING
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990874.683565] [nm-manager.c:4088] policy_activating_device_changed(): ActivatingConnection now Telstra Telstra BigPond 1
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5) modem state changed, 'disabled' --> 'enabling' (reason: user-requested)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5) modem state changed, 'enabling' --> 'registered' (reason: user-requested)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990875.416884] [nm-manager.c:1723] manager_rfkill_update_one_type(): WWAN hw-enabled 0 sw-enabled 0 daemon-enabled 0
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5) modem state changed, 'registered' --> 'connecting' (reason: user-requested)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5) modem state changed, 'connecting' --> 'connected' (reason: user-requested)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): bringing up device.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990878.84685] [nm-device.c:3066] nm_device_activate_schedule_stage3_ip_config_start(): Activation (ttyUSB5) setting firewall zone 'default'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990878.84711] [nm-firewall-manager.c:107] nm_firewall_manager_add_or_change_zone(): (wwan1) firewall zone add/change skipped (not running)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990878.84807] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 5 flags 0x1083
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (wwan1) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990878.85884] [nm-dhcp-dhcpcd.c:152] ip4_start(): running: /sbin/dhcpcd -B -K -L -G -c /usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-client.action -h Thinkpad-x220 wwan1
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> dhcpcd started with pid 1168
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
dhcpcd[1168]: version 6.0.5 starting
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wwan1): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990878.94371] [nm-device.c:1945] dhcp4_state_changed(): (ttyUSB5): new DHCPv4 client state 1
dhcpcd[1168]: wwan1: soliciting an IPv6 router
dhcpcd[1168]: wwan1: soliciting a DHCP lease
dhcpcd[1168]: timed out
dhcpcd[1168]: exited
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (wwan1): DHCPv4 client pid 1168 exited with status 1
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.102488] [nm-device.c:1945] dhcp4_state_changed(): (ttyUSB5): new DHCPv4 client state 23
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> NetworkManager state is now DISCONNECTED
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.103320] [nm-manager.c:4088] policy_activating_device_changed(): ActivatingConnection now (none)
NetworkManager[1135]: <warn> Activation (ttyUSB5) failed for connection 'Telstra Telstra BigPond 1'
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.103653] [nm-device.c:5253] nm_device_queue_state(): (ttyUSB5): queued state change to disconnected (id 147)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> Activation (ttyUSB5) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5) modem state changed, 'connected' --> 'disconnecting' (reason: user-requested)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.109097] [nm-device.c:5211] queued_set_state(): (ttyUSB5): running queued state change to disconnected (id 147)
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.109361] [nm-firewall-manager.c:157] nm_firewall_manager_remove_from_zone(): (wwan1) firewall zone remove skipped (not running)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.109935] [nm-system.c:1404] nm_system_iface_flush_routes(): (wwan1): flushing routes ifindex 5 family INET (2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.110205] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.110298] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.110372] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.110444] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.1/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.110515] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.255.255.255/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.110708] [nm-system.c:194] sync_addresses(): (wwan1): syncing addresses (family 0)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111220] [nm-system.c:1404] nm_system_iface_flush_routes(): (wwan1): flushing routes ifindex 5 family INET (2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111375] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111403] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111436] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.0/8
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111471] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.0.0.1/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111513] [nm-netlink-utils.c:356] dump_route():  route idx 1 family INET (2) addr 127.255.255.255/32
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111664] [nm-system.c:194] sync_addresses(): (wwan1): syncing addresses (family 2)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111862] [nm-dns-manager.c:995] nm_dns_manager_begin_updates(): (update_routing_and_dns): queueing DNS updates (1)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.111936] [nm-dns-manager.c:1013] nm_dns_manager_end_updates(): (nm_dns_manager_end_updates): DNS configuration did not change
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.112002] [nm-dns-manager.c:1017] nm_dns_manager_end_updates(): (update_routing_and_dns): no DNS changes to commit (0)
NetworkManager[1135]: <debug> [1384990908.112157] [nm-netlink-monitor.c:164] link_msg_handler(): netlink link message: iface idx 5 flags 0x1082
NetworkManager[1135]: <info> (ttyUSB5) modem state changed, 'disconnecting' --> 'registered' (reason: user-requested)

Doing so, it atempted to connect, but failed.
@arsivci0, thanks for your suggestion, i haven't tried that yet.

allend 11-21-2013 06:43 AM

Quote:

ModemManager[1131]: <warn> [1384990762.301267] [main.c:97] name_lost_cb(): Could not acquire the 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1' service name
ModemManager[1131]: <info> [1384990762.302478] [main.c:179] main(): ModemManager is shut down
This is a wild guess, but I did find a thread on a German site (this is a translated link) http://translate.google.com.au/trans...14%26bih%3D907

that reports success after
Code:

mv /usr/share/dbus-1/system-services/org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/
Edit - Which is a little weird, because my ModemManager debug logs on Slackware 32bit 14.1 happily reports
Quote:

ModemManager_orig[1263]: <debug> [1383654229.860079] [main.c:79] name_acquired_cb(): Service name 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1' was acquired

mjjzf 11-21-2013 08:23 AM

I had good success every time using Sakis3G (download link from Sourceforge); but I am not sure what they pack in there.

Knightron 11-24-2013 08:03 AM

I've been trying to get this usb modem to work for a few days now. I've tried upgrading certain packages, downgrading certain packages. i tried sakis3g, hacking up certain packages with other parts. I've tried compiling other versions, and done a million installs of both Slack 14 and 14.1 in the past few days, in an attempt to fix this issue.
Amongst all this i also downloaded the new version of Opensuse.
I have failed to get this modem to work in Slackware 14.1. Slackware 14.1 is the most recent distro i'd tried, up until Opensuse 13.1. I encountered the exact same problem with Opensuse 13.1.
My mobile broadband modem requires a user name and password and i suspect that my connection problem may have something to do with this. I think this because when connecting in kde, networkmanagement would normally come up with a secondary window to confirm my user name and password; when i select what connection i want to use. In Slackware 14.1 this second window does not come up; (Network-manager-applet also won't connect in case anyone was curious).
As i mentioned, i've tried downgrading many packages, to get this to work, including Gconf, Libgnome-keyring, and Gnome-keyring, but still had no luck.

arsivci0 11-24-2013 12:14 PM

You said the device was working in Slack 14.0. If comparing /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/1199:68a3 in 14 + 14.1 does not provide a clue, I would suggest adding "SierraMode=1" without the quotes to it AT YOUR OWN RISK, as per http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/. Site also has a forum specifically devoted to usb modeswitch. I suggest you ask it there first.

Knightron 11-24-2013 06:06 PM

OK thanks. I'm doing another reinstall and try that. i really don't think that'll be the problem though because the modem does seem detected, it just won't connect.

Knightron 11-25-2013 12:54 AM

Well that didn't work.
There was no '/usr/share/usb_modeswitch/1199:68a3' in either Slackware 14, or 14.1.
I did find a '/usr/share/usb_modeswitch/1199:0fff' though.
"SierraMode=1" was already inside the file in both 14, and 14.1. either way i removed it from 14.1 and replaced it with the file from 14 to see if it made a difference, and it didn't.

The bug is not limited to Slackware, and future versions of any distro may bring the bug along with them. Hopefully it'll be fixed eventually, or else i'm going to go through this issue again in the future.
For now though, i've given up. I reinstalled slackware 14 onto my main partition and am setting it up again. I have spent too many hours trying to isolate the problem, and have achieved almost nothing but a severe headache.

A big thanks goes to everyone here for their suggestions, but for now this is unsolved, and i'm too stressed to work on it any longer. Slackware 14 is a great release any ways so i'm not too bothered by having to resort back to it.

thank you.

guanx 11-25-2013 08:01 PM

My modem is a Sierra Wireless, Inc. MC8755. I am using kppp to connect to eplus. The data port is ttyUSB2 instead of ttyUSB0 (this modem presents three ports: /dev/ttyUSB{0,1,2}). I also had to change the authentication method from the default to script based authentication AND use software flow control instead of hardware flow control.

Also please be sure you have entered the correct PIN if necessary (with AT+CPIN="your_pin").


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