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Old 09-29-2010, 06:12 AM   #1
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Recognizing a usb modem

Hi all,
currently i'm using linux mint, but my system doesnt recognized a cdma modem(or any usb modem) when i plugged one, is there an easy way to overcome this?
Old 09-30-2010, 03:19 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ

Yes there is a simple way, by clearly telling us what you try to accomplish. See How to ask a question

A cdma modem isn't a very clear description (Never heard of this kind of modem before to be honest)

But if you, as example, try to connect your phone to your linux machine, please tell us the make and model and the type of cable you're using. And what you already tried. Like which command(s) you used to check if the modem was reconized.

So please give us some more information.

Old 09-30-2010, 03:46 AM   #3
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What do you mean not recognized? And give a clear description on how you came to the point that it was not recognized. I would doubt that it was not recognized since you are using Linux Mint and it has one of the best support for different hardware.
Connect the USB modem and check with the dmesg command to see what it says.
Old 09-30-2010, 04:36 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by pahlawanbermotor View Post
Hi all,
currently i'm using linux mint, but my system doesnt recognized a cdma modem(or any usb modem) when i plugged one, is there an easy way to overcome this?
do lsusb on terminal and see output if being able to see something like:

Bus xxx Device xxx: ID xxxx:xxxx Samsung/Nokia Electronics Co., Ltd xxxx /SGH- xxx

this then get back to us.


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