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renandeos 07-05-2013 06:46 PM

Problem with huawei e303
 
Hi fellows. I have one 3g modem, huawei e303. It used to work at OpenSuse 12.0, sometimes at Networkmanager, and always at Mobile.Partner, a software that came with the modem. In Opensuse I didn't find any problem with the installation neither using it. It works.
But I changed my computer, I'm using now Slackware 14.0, 64 bits. Before installing Mobile.Partner the modem was recognized by Networkmanager. But after...
Indeed, Mobile.Partner starts but "doesn't see" the modem.
I've ever searched at internet many discussions about this modem, found some interesting stuff linked about "rabsperry pi and huawei e303", but it didn't work to me. Can anybody help me?
Sorry my bad english.
Thanks.

business_kid 07-06-2013 09:11 AM

Can't help much on that much. How is it connected? Can you recognize it in the output of lsusb / lspci / lspcmcia?

textillis 07-06-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by renandeos (Post 4984969)
Hi fellows. I have one 3g modem, huawei e303. It used to work at OpenSuse 12.0, sometimes at Networkmanager, and always at Mobile.Partner, a software that came with the modem. In Opensuse I didn't find any problem with the installation neither using it. It works.
But I changed my computer, I'm using now Slackware 14.0, 64 bits. Before installing Mobile.Partner the modem was recognized by Networkmanager. But after...
Indeed, Mobile.Partner starts but "doesn't see" the modem.
I've ever searched at internet many discussions about this modem, found some interesting stuff linked about "rabsperry pi and huawei e303", but it didn't work to me. Can anybody help me?
Sorry my bad english.
Thanks.

What happens if you get rid of the software: modem.partner and let networkmanager control the connection?
I have a e353 huawei working fine with slackware.
You _should_ be able to get a connect: try uninstalling the mobile.partner, as you say:
"Before installing Mobile.Partner the modem was recognized by Networkmanager. But after..."

hope that helps

renandeos 07-06-2013 12:25 PM

I'll try it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by textillis (Post 4985219)
What happens if you get rid of the software: modem.partner and let networkmanager control the connection?
I have a e353 huawei working fine with slackware.
You _should_ be able to get a connect: try uninstalling the mobile.partner, as you say:
"Before installing Mobile.Partner the modem was recognized by Networkmanager. But after..."

hope that helps


I was just thinking about it. "Maybe uninstalling Mobilepartner and reconfiguring networkmanager I can do it works..."
Now I uninstalled, but it looks like I have to re-install networkmanagement, because it can't recognize the modem at all. Weird.
I'll try re-install it and post the result.
Thanks

renandeos 07-06-2013 01:03 PM

Little problem
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by business_kid (Post 4985199)
Can't help much on that much. How is it connected? Can you recognize it in the output of lsusb / lspci / lspcmcia?

After uninstall mobilepartner e reinstall all packages linked to networkmanager, I put lsusb and it returns:
Quote:

root@darkstar:/home/renan# lsusb
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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 12d1:14fe Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04e8:681d Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy Portal/Spica Android Phone
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b17e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 138a:0001 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS101 Fingerprint Reader
But before I install mobilepartner it used to return Id 12d1:1506 Huawei Technologies...
Networkmanager doesn't recognize the modem, even I reinstalling its. Any help?

Thanks and again: sorry my bad english.

renandeos 07-06-2013 01:30 PM

Some progress
 
I tried to edit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf, disabling auto switching. Now I put lsusb and it returns:
Quote:

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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 12d1:1c05 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E173s 3G broadband stick (modem on)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04e8:681d Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy Portal/Spica Android Phone
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f2:b17e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 138a:0001 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS101 Fingerprint Reader
Networkmanager can again recognize my modem and suggests a new 3g connection. But I configure it, saying what company, APN, username, etc and ... no connection.

with dmesg: (just important part)

Quote:

[ 3133.990175] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
[ 3134.105255] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=14fe
[ 3134.105262] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[ 3134.105266] usb 2-1: Product: HUAWEI Mobile
[ 3134.105270] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: HUAWEI
[ 3134.107089] scsi11 : usb-storage 2-1:1.0
[ 3134.107338] scsi12 : usb-storage 2-1:1.1
[ 3134.886165] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 3137.107533] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
[ 3137.222363] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=1c05
[ 3137.222370] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
[ 3137.222374] usb 2-1: Product: HUAWEI Mobile
[ 3137.222378] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: HUAWEI
[ 3137.231758] scsi13 : usb-storage 2-1:1.3
[ 3137.232234] scsi14 : usb-storage 2-1:1.4
[ 3137.284482] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
[ 3137.292070] usb 2-1: bad CDC descriptors
[ 3137.292090] usb 2-1: bad CDC descriptors
[ 3137.292102] usb 2-1: bad CDC descriptors
[ 3137.292124] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
[ 3137.302144] usb 2-1: bad CDC descriptors
[ 3137.302268] usb 2-1: bad CDC descriptors
[ 3137.302366] usb 2-1: bad CDC descriptors
[ 3137.302422] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_wlan
[ 3137.317454] USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
[ 3137.317554] option 2-1:1.0: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[ 3137.318591] usb 2-1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 3137.318611] option 2-1:1.1: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[ 3137.319136] usb 2-1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
[ 3137.319155] option 2-1:1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
[ 3137.319463] usb 2-1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
[ 3137.319499] usbcore: registered new interface driver option
[ 3137.319501] option: v0.7.2:USB Driver for GSM modems
[ 3138.233060] scsi 13:0:0:0: CD-ROM HUAWEI Mass Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[ 3138.235278] sr1: scsi-1 drive
[ 3138.235498] sr 13:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
[ 3138.235834] scsi 14:0:0:0: Direct-Access HUAWEI SD Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[ 3138.238763] sd 14:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

textillis 07-06-2013 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by renandeos (Post 4985297)
I tried to edit /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf, disabling auto switching. Now I put lsusb and it returns:


Networkmanager can again recognize my modem and suggests a new 3g connection. But I configure it, saying what company, APN, username, etc and ... no connection.

with dmesg: (just important part)

Hey renandeos, hope you get help with this, but it is way beyond my ability to help: I'm new at this too.
I only threw in the suggestion about uninstalling modem.partner because, from my experience, I didn't need any firmware to run my e353 huawei under slackware.

Good luck in your quest

business_kid 07-07-2013 10:01 AM

Hmmm. The thing is seen, but is it being seen as a scsi disk as well?
rmmod -f storage might fix that.

Next, run ifconfig. Is it seen as a network interface? If it is, try dhcpcd <interface_name>, e.g.

dhcpcd eth0

renandeos 07-08-2013 11:37 AM

I can't do it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by business_kid (Post 4985693)
Hmmm. The thing is seen, but is it being seen as a scsi disk as well?
rmmod -f storage might fix that.

Next, run ifconfig. Is it seen as a network interface? If it is, try dhcpcd <interface_name>, e.g.

dhcpcd eth0

I don't know why, but I can't do rmmod -f storage, because it looks like the modem isn't mounted. I search in /mnt or /media but the modem is nowhere. Maybe that is a problem of the user, in this case, me.
Can you help me to find where the modem is mounted, if it is mounted somewhere?
Thanks

business_kid 07-09-2013 10:20 AM

rmmod -f removes the kernel module for usb mass storage devices. Nothing has to be mounted. If you get ¨Permission Denied¨ type stuff use
Quote:

sudo rmmod -f storage
If it just gives you back a prompt, that's ok. to check it actually went, use
Quote:

lsmod |grep storage
and you should see one line or a couple if storage is still loaded, and nothing if it's gone.

What do you see when you run ifconfig (or sudo ifconfig?)

renandeos 07-09-2013 11:45 AM

Checking out about how system was seeing my modem, I discovered that it was seeing in the correct way. Then, after some days in this quest, I changed my mind and decided to configure wvdial. With some adjusts in dns, bingo!
But before I reinstalled usb_modeswitch, through slackpkg. If I can configure it by networkmanager, I'll post here the result.
Thanks for helping.
If someone wants my configurations (huawei e303, Claro3g, Brazil, slackware 14), just ask. =)
Now I'm looking for one dns faster than OpenDns...

business_kid 07-10-2013 04:10 AM

I wish you luck with networkmanager. When I tried it, it had a crazy list of dependencies - weird libs (unicorn.so etc. :) and I was left looking for something like egg-dbus which had changed project name, and I needed it in itś previous name & version. But the source was no longer out there :-/.


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