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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2010, 10:42:20 am »
In reply too your enquiry about "keyring" passwaords....well of course I put one in  ??? ....and now I cannot find out how to remove/change it  :'(

I will be back after I have clean installed and got as far as your last post...without all my mistakes and in the right order....he he...sorry just made me think of Eric Morecombe and Andre Previn, but I expect your too young too know who I'm on about.

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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2010, 11:30:49 am »
I remember it well... Eric Morcombe and "Andrew Preview"... I'm playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.
Unfortunately I'm not as young as you think :)

If you delete all entries under the "Mobile Broadband" tab, this will clear ALL setting for the dongle (including keyring password) and then you can enter them again.
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2010, 11:53:30 am »
When this B***D* dongle connects I will lend you my zimmer frame and race you to the PUB  ;D

Right I have opened a terminal...am I supposed to see a joke and a (I think it is) cow???

Now I am not sure about this so be patient...do I type in "Code:[select]1susb" (without quotes)...i know this is old hat for you but my computing started after the Dos time and it was what kept me from Linux in the first place as I do not have a clue when it comes to Dos  :-[
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2010, 12:14:56 pm »
No...just the stuff between the grey lines, and that isn't a 1 it's a small L... so it's LSUSB but in lower case, it MUST be in lower case as Linux commands are case sensitive.

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you won't find DOS here... BASH, ZSH etc. but not DOS :)
Nearly all of this stuff CAN be done in the GUI, but it's easier for someone at the forum to give you CLI commands... takes less typing, and I'm lazy be nature :)

Really it's because there is less room for misinterpretation.
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2010, 12:25:41 pm »
Right a bit of a delay as this silly touch pad is really annoying...so have found mini mouse (no not Mickey's friend, a mini mouse)

So I have a list ... so what is it I am looking for??
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2010, 12:29:35 pm »
I just wanted you to post the list, so I can check the dongle has been switched from ZeroCD mode to 3g dongle mode.
I was going to google the device ID's
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2010, 12:50:57 pm »
I was afraid this would happen  :'( ...I have'nt a clue how... as I am using my desktop to post here ... I have not tried to logon with the netbook yet

Oh well here goes...
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2010, 12:54:54 pm »
If there is a line with Huawei in it... and just send me that line

you can ignore any lines that end in root hub if that helps :)
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2010, 01:05:49 pm »
how do you copy/paste from the terminal ... I am now using the netbook...so I thought I could just copy/paste
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2010, 01:10:17 pm »
same way as normal... use your mouse/touchpad to highlight want you want to copy, and right-click>copy.....
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2010, 01:19:21 pm »
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 093a:2500 Pixart Imaging, Inc. USB Optical Mouse
Bus 002 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 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 001 Device 004: ID 19d2:0103 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

just a thought the dongle is not a Huawei it is a zte mf112... i am still looking it up on google 
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2010, 01:34:48 pm »
OK have found that Huawei make the ZTE MF112...so disregard last line of previous post
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2010, 01:39:11 pm »
OK, I've found what the problem is... the device is VERY new so the device ID strings haven't been added to usb-modeswitch yet.
There are workarounds, but I'm going to have to do a bit of research first... if you want to check back this evening I'll have a solution for you.

this line -
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 19d2:0103 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
tells me the device hasn't been switched out of ZeroCD mode... if it had, it would have changed to -
Bus 001 Device 00x: ID 19d2:0031 ONDA Communication S.p.A. ZTE MFxxx

you could try typing this into a terminal:
Code: [Select]
eject
and then:
Code: [Select]
lsusb
again to see if it changes.

If not let me know, then check back this evening
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2010, 01:48:33 pm »
No change...will check back later, as I have two dogs standing here with their legs crossed  :D
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Re: 3g dongle and linux os netbook
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2010, 01:50:03 pm »
At least the device ID strings hadn't been added to usb-modeswitch as of late May 2010... but things move pretty fast in the Linux world, so if you run an update of Mint it might "just work".

to update Mint... click the padlock icon by your clock, enter your root password, and when the updater loads... click Edit>Preferences... in the "Levels" tab, put a tick in the "Visible?" box for Level 5, and click "Apply"
Now, back in the Update Manager... click "Select All", and then "Install Updates".

The reason I said to enable level 5 updates... to update the kernel, as there is a known switching issue for ZTE dongles in kernels 2.6.26 -> 2.6.28

This will update you to kernel 2.6.31

If you want to know which kernel version you currently have installed... open a terminal and type:
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uname -r
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