[ubuntu-za] Fwd: Re: Howto use vodacom vodafone mobile modem K4305

Miles msdomdonner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 15:27:55 UTC 2013


-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Scheepers <johansche at telkomsa.net>
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<ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
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Subject: [ubuntu-za] Fwd: Re: Howto use vodacom vodafone mobile modem
K4305
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:50:16 +0200
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-------- Original Message -------- 
                           Subject: 
Re: Fwd: Re: [ubuntu-za] Howto use
vodacom vodafone mobile modem K4305
                              Date: 
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:43:23 +0200
                              From: 
Rita <27829291667 at vodamail.co.za>
                                To: 
Johan Scheepers
<johansche at telkomsa.net>


On 02/07/2013 12:29, Johan Scheepers wrote:

> 
> 
> 
> -------- Original Message -------- 
>                           Subject: 
> Re: [ubuntu-za] Howto use vodacom
> vodafone mobile modem K4305
>                              Date: 
> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:05:05 +0200
>                              From: 
> Miles <msdomdonner at gmail.com>
>                          Reply-To: 
> Ubuntu South African Local
> Community
> <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
>                                To: 
> ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
> 
> 
> sudo gedit /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect
> put in the following script change th 2 places where I have 8ta to your
> 3g provider , I had to also change in nm where it showed 8.ta to just
> 8ta and save and close
> 
> 
> 
> #!/bin/sh
> # Mobile Broadband Startup Service script v0.1 alpha by The Fan Club -
> April 2012
> # acts as startup service script for nmcli to fire up Mobile Broadband
> Connections
> # NOTE: Use the name of the Mobile Connection in the Network Manager as
> the 'id' 
> # USAGE: start|stop|status
> #
> ### BEGIN INIT INFO 
> # Provides: mobile-broadband-connect 
> # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog
> # Required-Stop: $remote_fs $syslog
> # Should-Start: $network
> # Should-Stop: $network
> # Default-Start: 3 4 5 
> # Default-Stop: 0 1 6 
> # Short-Description: Autoconnect 3G GSM
> ### END INIT INFO
> 
> NAME="mobile-broadband-connect"
> DESC="Autoconnect 3G/4G GSM USB modem at startup"
> 
> test -x $DAEMON || exit 0
> 
> case "$1" in
> 	start)
> 	   echo "Starting Mobile Broadband Connection."
> 
> 	   while true; do
>  	      # testing...
> 	      LC_ALL=C nmcli -t -f TYPE,STATE dev | grep -q "^gsm:disconnected
> $"
> 	      if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
> 	         break
>  	      else
> 	         # no GSM modem detected yet, sleeping for a second
> 	         sleep 1
>  	      fi
> 	   done
> 
> 	   # Once GSM modem detected, run the script
> 	   nmcli -t con up id vodacom
> 	;;
> 	stop)
> 	   echo "Stopping Mobile Broadband Connection."
> 	   nmcli -t con down id vodacom
> 	   nmcli -t nm wwan off 
> 	;;
> 	status)
> 	   # Check to see if the process is running with nmcli
>        nmcli -p dev
> 	;;
> 	
> 	*)
> 	   echo "Mobile Broadband Startup Service"
> 	   echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|status}"
> 	   exit 1
> esac
> exit 0
> 
> sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect
> 
> To update the startup services
> 
> sudo update-rc.d mobile-broadband-connect defaults
> 
>  The script is registered as a system startup service so you can start,
> stop, or check the status of the script with :
> 
> sudo service mobile-broadband-connect start
> 
> sudo service mobile-broadband-connect stop
>  on rebooting mine worked and hasnt given problems since.
> Good luck
> Miles
*****************************************************
Good day Miles,
Thanks for your reply.
The exercise not succesfull.
Kindly see below the output.
The modem worked out of the box with this kernel..
Linux rita 3.5.0-27-generic #46~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 26 19:33:21
UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I then upgraded and the kernel changed..then no dice.
With grub 2 customiser I have put it back.
I tested with all the previous versions..no dice.
This I tested on 2 different machines with the same operating systems
and the outcome is the same.
So kernel  xxxxxxxx-27 has something that the others do not have.
Maybe the kernel people will put that back in the future.
Johan S
> root at rita:~# chmod +x /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect
> root at rita:~# update-rc.d mobile-broadband-connect defaults
>  System start/stop links for /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect already exist.
> root at rita:~# service mobile-broadband-connect start
> /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: 3: /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: April: not found
> /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: 5: /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: Connections: not found
> /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: 7: /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: the: not found
> Starting Mobile Broadband Connection.
> Error: Unknown connection: Vodacom.
> root at rita:~# service mobile-broadband-connect stop
> /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: 3: /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: April: not found
> /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: 5: /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: Connections: not found
> /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: 7: /etc/init.d/mobile-broadband-connect: the: not found
> Stopping Mobile Broadband Connection.
> Error: Unknown connection: Vodacom.
> root at rita:~# 
> 
> ***********************************************  
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Johan, it is something to do with what you call your ISP I think. as I say I had to change 8.ta to 8ta
> One of the dev guys at bugs sent me the script. Might even need to look like the above script with a small v
> Do a bug report or go see the existing bugs and fixes. It looks to me like it doesnt see Vodacom










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