3G USB Dongle usage
jv.ravichandran at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 18:49:18 EDT 2012
>> his means the 3G USB wireless modem has not been switched out of USB storage
mode into modem mode.
Cool! Makes sense now.
>> the USB mode switch utility might be used.
Please remember I am totally new to how Sugar and GNome work together. I
will catch up but right now, what I need to know is
>> echo '0x16d8 0x6280' > /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/option1/new_id
is it in the Sugar Terminal activity or in GNome ?
>> add the product and vendor identifiers to the new_id sysfs file for the
Is the sysfs file the same as sysconfig file ?(in the attached file at the
beginning of this mail thread)
I am still on my Windows laptop and will switch to the XO once I disconnect
the 3G dongle from this laptop.
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 3:46 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 03:33:46AM +0530, RJV wrote:
> > There is only a Remove option in the menu.
> This means the 3G USB wireless modem has not been switched out of USB
> storage mode into modem mode.
> The design process works like this;
> - manufacturers invent new devices with new USB product and vendor
> identifiers, these can be shown in the /var/log/messages that Jerry
> has asked for,
> - kernel maintainers add these product and vendor identifiers to the
> kernel driver for the USB device,
> - a new kernel is released and installed, _or_ the user may be able to
> add the product and vendor identifiers to the new_id sysfs file for
> the device driver, _or_ the USB mode switch utility might be used
> (depending on the age of the kernel),
> - the icon changes shape, and has a Connect option instead of Remove.
> For example, on a laptop here, my notes show I once had to do this:
> echo '0x16d8 0x6280' > /sys/bus/usb-serial/drivers/option1/new_id
> and then plug in the modem again.
> So find the USB product and vendor identifiers, try using them, and
> consider a kernel upgrade.
> James Cameron
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