Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-factory (487 mails)

< Previous Next >
[opensuse-factory] ZTE USB-Modem on openSUSE 11.3 M#7 Status (Was Re: SOLVED: ... ZTE MF626 on openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 6)
  • From: Andi Sugandi <andisugandi@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 00:38:27 +0700
  • Message-id: <AANLkTinPkgAvbBjIDVxddPUeYt0aBaPBH-Svv1lGM5EY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 5/10/10, Greg KH <gregkh@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Aha! openSUSE 11.3 M#7 does 'switches' this modem well.

During odd weeks, the "we need userspace crap like usb_modeswitch to make
the device useful" approach is chosen.

No, the kernel developers responsible for this driver, and the
usb-storage driver have a very clear approach, that does not change
per-week. It is:
Existing kernel quirks to automatically handle these types of
devices will be left alone in the kernel. Any new tweaks like
this, that can be done in userspace, should be done in

The "usb-modeswitch" program is the recommended way to resolve this, and
is part of the default udev rules, so perhaps you just need to add your
device id to it.

These are the logs from when the device was plugged and when dialing
the modem through KnetworkManager:

After "zypper dup" this afternoon and these packages installed automatically :


1. /var/log/messages:

2. /var/log/NetworkManager:

It needs then no more manually running 'usb_modeswitch'[0] (like on
openSUSE 11.2) on console neither mounting-unmounting the device[1] (
on openSUSE 11.3 Milestone #6 or earlier).

Great job!

Thanks good guys.



Best regards,
Andi Sugandi, openSUSE-Id Team, openSUSE Ambassador
Bandung, Indonesia
To unsubscribe, e-mail: opensuse-factory+unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxx
For additional commands, e-mail: opensuse-factory+help@xxxxxxxxxxxx

< Previous Next >
This Thread
  • No further messages