[Ubuntu-ZW] Ubuntu-zw Digest, Vol 35, Issue 1

Garikai Dzoma garikaib at gmail.com
Sat Apr 10 09:57:17 BST 2010


It seems that for most recent modems ( including the EVDO ones) you
have to update to the latest kernel which can of course be done by
updating to beta2. You have to remember to update your system
regularly however.

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>    1. Re:  the ... 3G modems again URGENT (oswin zulu)
>    2.  Duo boot of Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu Studio	9.04
>       (Tafadzwa Kashora)
>    3. Re:  Duo boot of Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu	Studio
>       9.04 (Jeff Chivheya)
>    4.  GRUB is not Detecting Windows 7 Home Premium (Tafadzwa Kashora)
>    5. Re:  Duo boot of Windows 7 Professional and	Ubuntu	Studio
>       9.04 (Gyron Mkwebo)
>    6. Re:  the ... 3G modems again URGENT (O. Sinclair)
>    7. Re:  the ... 3G modems again URGENT (O. Sinclair)
>    8. Re:  the ... 3G modems again URGENT (Kalpesh Thaker)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:45:35 +0200
> From: oswin zulu <ozie03 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] the ... 3G modems again URGENT
> To: o.sinclair at gmail.com
> Cc: ubuntu-zw <ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> Mayb this might not apply to evryone but i found it rather easy to set
> up a 3g modem using network manager
> Am using a huawei modem ( luckily the drivers are included in the
> kernel > 2.6.20 )
> same procedure works well on ubuntu , opensuse and fedora
> i have tried this with the gnome network manager havent given it a
> short with the kde network manager
>
> i hope this link might be useful
> http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/columns/howto_share_mobile_broadband_ubuntu_using_only_gui
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 9:12 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I have managed to get my own Vodacom (Huawei) usb modem working quite
>> well under 9.10 Karmic using ppp. However, now I am trying to get one of
>> the more recent Econet World 3G model EWZ3040 working and am failing
>> miserably.
>>
>> from dmesg I get the following output:
>> usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
>> [ 2478.526193] usb 2-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>> [ 2478.530513] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
>> [ 2478.530810] usb-storage: device found at 8
>> [ 2478.530815] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
>>
>> and that's it. From lsusb I get this:
>> Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1c9e:f000
>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04d9:1400 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
>> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 004 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 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355
>> Bluetooth
>> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>>
>> As you can see the c9e:f000 is not identified as anything, it is "just
>> there". it does not come up as a disk either
>>
>> Anyone have any ideas here, I need these to work before 2morrow....
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Sinclair
>>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:16:07 +0200
> From: Tafadzwa Kashora <tafadzwakashora7 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Ubuntu-ZW] Duo boot of Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu
> 	Studio	9.04
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
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> Hi Guyz
>
> I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional on a 40 GIG partition
> and left the other 40 GIG as a raw partition which i installed Ubuntu
> studio, after installing ubuntu studio...i see the following lines
>
> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-3-rt
> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-3-rt (recovery mode)
> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel memtest
>
> No option to boot into Windows 7..how do i rectify this problem..
>
> Urgently need your help....
>
> Regards
>
> Tafadzwa
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 15:15:11 +0200
> From: Jeff Chivheya <jeffycee at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] Duo boot of Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu
> 	Studio 9.04
> To: Tafadzwa Kashora <tafadzwakashora7 at gmail.com>
> Cc: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
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> Try this...
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto
>
> On 3/31/10, Tafadzwa Kashora <tafadzwakashora7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Guyz
>>
>> I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional on a 40 GIG partition
>> and left the other 40 GIG as a raw partition which i installed Ubuntu
>> studio, after installing ubuntu studio...i see the following lines
>>
>> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-3-rt
>> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-3-rt (recovery mode)
>> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel memtest
>>
>> No option to boot into Windows 7..how do i rectify this problem..
>>
>> Urgently need your help....
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Tafadzwa
>>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 16:00:44 +0200
> From: Tafadzwa Kashora <tafadzwakashora7 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Ubuntu-ZW] GRUB is not Detecting Windows 7 Home Premium
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
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> Hi Guyz
>
> I am facing a challenge in getting GRUB to detect my Windows 7
> installation..is it the OS i have decided to duo boot with...I wonder
> if i would experience the same problem if i were to try duo boot with
> XP Professional...I managed to duo boot with OpenSuse 11.2...
>
> I am an Ubuntu fan...how can I get Kubuntu 9.10 or Ubuntu Studio 9.04
> to duo boot with Windows 7 before the Easter Holiday ends?
>
> Regards
>
> Tafadzwa
>
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:45:20 +0200
> From: Gyron Mkwebo <gyron at powerspeed.co.zw>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] Duo boot of Windows 7 Professional and	Ubuntu
> 	Studio 9.04
> To: Tafadzwa Kashora <tafadzwakashora7 at gmail.com>
> Cc: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <1270104320.6989.31.camel at gyron-laptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> run update-grub
>
> On Wed, 2010-03-31 at 17:16 +0200, Tafadzwa Kashora wrote:
>> Hi Guyz
>>
>> I did a fresh install of Windows 7 Professional on a 40 GIG partition
>> and left the other 40 GIG as a raw partition which i installed Ubuntu
>> studio, after installing ubuntu studio...i see the following lines
>>
>> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-3-rt
>> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel 2.6.28-3-rt (recovery mode)
>> Ubuntu Studio 9.04 kernel memtest
>>
>> No option to boot into Windows 7..how do i rectify this problem..
>>
>> Urgently need your help....
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Tafadzwa
>>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:53:13 +0200
> From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] the ... 3G modems again URGENT
> To: ubuntu-zw <ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com>,
> 	zoss-general at lists.sourceforge.net
> Message-ID: <4BBAF679.2010009 at gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Anyone had any luck with the Econet World USB modems? They are
> identified on internet as GBC Great Bird China PL68 modems and seem to
> be a major headache.
>
> Anyone knows where we can by replacements that do work in Karmic or
> Lucid Beta? My own Vodafone EDGE (ZTE apparently now Huawei) seems to
> have gone off market.
>
> Any help appreciated, we can barely get these to work in Windows 7 and
> not at all in (k)ubuntu...
>
> Sinclair
>
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>
>> I have managed to get my own Vodacom (Huawei) usb modem working quite
>> well under 9.10 Karmic using ppp. However, now I am trying to get one of
>> the more recent Econet World 3G model EWZ3040 working and am failing
>> miserably.
>>
>> from dmesg I get the following output:
>> usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
>> [ 2478.526193] usb 2-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>> [ 2478.530513] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
>> [ 2478.530810] usb-storage: device found at 8
>> [ 2478.530815] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
>>
>> and that's it. From lsusb I get this:
>> Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1c9e:f000
>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04d9:1400 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
>> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> Bus 004 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 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355
>> Bluetooth
>> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.
>> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>>
>> As you can see the c9e:f000 is not identified as anything, it is "just
>> there". it does not come up as a disk either
>>
>> Anyone have any ideas here, I need these to work before 2morrow....
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Sinclair
>>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2010 14:52:48 +0200
> From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] the ... 3G modems again URGENT
> To: ubuntu-zw <ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <4BBB2EA0.5070407 at gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Replying myself in case it helps anyone.
>
> After installing Kubuntu Lucid Beta and the usb-modeswitch software the
> bloody things were finally recognized as modems.
>
> I then went nearly NUTS until I stumbled on the information that of the
> 3 USB ports created you have to use /dev/ttyUSB2 for this modem to work.
>
> Once I had set up kppp to use /dev/ttyUSB2 then EUREKA and all works....
>
> Sinclair
>
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Anyone had any luck with the Econet World USB modems? They are
>> identified on internet as GBC Great Bird China PL68 modems and seem to
>> be a major headache.
>>
>> Anyone knows where we can by replacements that do work in Karmic or
>> Lucid Beta? My own Vodafone EDGE (ZTE apparently now Huawei) seems to
>> have gone off market.
>>
>> Any help appreciated, we can barely get these to work in Windows 7 and
>> not at all in (k)ubuntu...
>>
>> Sinclair
>>
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> I have managed to get my own Vodacom (Huawei) usb modem working quite
>>> well under 9.10 Karmic using ppp. However, now I am trying to get one
>>> of the more recent Econet World 3G model EWZ3040 working and am
>>> failing miserably.
>>>
>>> from dmesg I get the following output:
>>> usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
>>> [ 2478.526193] usb 2-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>>> [ 2478.530513] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
>>> [ 2478.530810] usb-storage: device found at 8
>>> [ 2478.530815] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
>>>
>>> and that's it. From lsusb I get this:
>>> Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1c9e:f000
>>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>>> Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04d9:1400 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
>>> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>>> Bus 004 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 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>>> Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
>>> Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp.
>>> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355
>>> Bluetooth
>>> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.
>>> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>>>
>>> As you can see the c9e:f000 is not identified as anything, it is "just
>>> there". it does not come up as a disk either
>>>
>>> Anyone have any ideas here, I need these to work before 2morrow....
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Sinclair
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
> Message: 8
> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 15:50:16 +0200
> From: Kalpesh Thaker <luminary06 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] the ... 3G modems again URGENT
> To: o.sinclair at gmail.com
> Cc: ubuntu-zw <ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID:
> 	<p2g5b344b961004060650jdc83d516kf96d4edf2c58bab3 at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Congrats on getting them to work Orion!
>
> :)
>
> On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 2:52 PM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Replying myself in case it helps anyone.
>>
>> After installing Kubuntu Lucid Beta and the usb-modeswitch software the
>> bloody things were finally recognized as modems.
>>
>> I then went nearly NUTS until I stumbled on the information that of the
>> 3 USB ports created you have to use /dev/ttyUSB2 for this modem to work.
>>
>> Once I had set up kppp to use /dev/ttyUSB2 then EUREKA and all works....
>>
>> Sinclair
>>
>> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> > Anyone had any luck with the Econet World USB modems? They are
>> > identified on internet as GBC Great Bird China PL68 modems and seem to
>> > be a major headache.
>> >
>> > Anyone knows where we can by replacements that do work in Karmic or
>> > Lucid Beta? My own Vodafone EDGE (ZTE apparently now Huawei) seems to
>> > have gone off market.
>> >
>> > Any help appreciated, we can barely get these to work in Windows 7 and
>> > not at all in (k)ubuntu...
>> >
>> > Sinclair
>> >
>> > O. Sinclair wrote:
>> >> Dear all,
>> >>
>> >> I have managed to get my own Vodacom (Huawei) usb modem working quite
>> >> well under 9.10 Karmic using ppp. However, now I am trying to get one
>> >> of the more recent Econet World 3G model EWZ3040 working and am
>> >> failing miserably.
>> >>
>> >> from dmesg I get the following output:
>> >> usb 2-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
>> >> [ 2478.526193] usb 2-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
>> >> [ 2478.530513] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
>> >> [ 2478.530810] usb-storage: device found at 8
>> >> [ 2478.530815] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before
>> >> scanning
>> >>
>> >> and that's it. From lsusb I get this:
>> >> Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1c9e:f000
>> >> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> >> Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04d9:1400 Holtek Semiconductor, Inc.
>> >> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> >> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
>> >> Bus 004 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 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> >> Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a5c:4503 Broadcom Corp.
>> >> Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:4502 Broadcom Corp.
>> >> Bus 003 Device 003: ID 413c:8126 Dell Computer Corp. Wireless 355
>> >> Bluetooth
>> >> Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp.
>> >> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>> >>
>> >> As you can see the c9e:f000 is not identified as anything, it is "just
>> >> there". it does not come up as a disk either
>> >>
>> >> Anyone have any ideas here, I need these to work before 2morrow....
>> >>
>> >> Best regards,
>> >> Sinclair
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>>
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