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This config file works with slack 13.37, but when I try it with 13.0 it says there is no dev /dev/ttyUSB2 and was wondering how I could find which it uses on 13.0. I'm using a mobile broadband usb modem and I can mount the device with /dev/sr0 but that doesn't work when I replace ttyUSB2 with /dev/sr0 ....any help would be great
i'm not sure, but I think that on 13.0, usb-modeswitch has to be run/configured manually (back then, the programme was not yet as user-friendly as it is now). I remember having written an udev-rule that ran after plugging the stick in.
In order to access the modem proper, you'll need to signal to the stick that it may switch now. Fortunately, on this particular stick this is implemented in a quite straigt-forward way -- simply eject the CD:
After ejecting, three new devices will show up at ls /dev/ttyUSB*:
/dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB2
The important one is /dev/ttyUSB2
Edit wvdial.conf use /dev/ttyUSB2 as the modem
Well i tried zasavage's way and that worked, I haven't had chance to install usb_modemswitch yet but soon as I eject the device the ttyUSB0-2 appeared. Edited wvdial back to ttyUSB2 and ran wvdial and now works fine cause i'm typing this on slack 13 ....anyway thanks for all the help and advice.