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SubjectRe: Huawei E220 and usb storage
On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 21:47:20 +0100
Norbert Preining <> wrote:

> Hi Kristoffer,
> thanks for the feedback.
> On Di, 30 Okt 2007, Kristoffer Ericson wrote:
> > Im using a Huawei E220 USB modem, currently running vanilla kernel. It has worked fine for me since 2.6.21.
> Strange. I rebuilt the kernel, compiled the usb serial and options into
> the kernel, while leaving usb-storage as module. Still I have to issue
> the huaweiAktBbo program to get it working/switching into the *right*
> modus.
> > The lights give you a hint what mode its in. Green = usb_storage, Dark-blue = MODEM_slow, bright-blue = MODEM_fast (3G).
> BTW, I have seen a slightly different pattern: Green blinking from the
> beginning
I get green blinking up to udev, then it turns into dark blue.

> calling huaweiAktBbo to make the switch
> still blinking green
> calling the internet provider
> when the connection is established (on the hardware level, not on ip
> level) the modem starts blinking blue and then solid blue
> turning off the ppp connection it goes into blinking blue mode
I have no experience with huewaiAktBbo, I just use wvdial, works nicely.
Solid color also symbolises "Established mode" for me.

> > If the light is green after reboot, I need to reboot again until it turns blue. I know this sucks, but just something I've noticed.
> Probably you could use the huaweiAktBbo program for this, too.
I've noticed that it depends on the USB host somehow. On my laptop I need to restart 3 times before it will go into "blue mode" properly. On my primary PC though, it always works right away. No idea why and haven't had the time to bugtrack it.

> Best wishes
> Norbert
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