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Topic # 54050 15-Dec-2009 20:50
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1) when I insert the modem, I get a modem icon on the desktop
2) right-click this, and select "Eject" from the menu
3) this switches the modem from being seen as CD-ROM to being seen as modem
(as shown by following the action on a terminal using the lsusb command)

I could not configure this off the Mandriva control centre so used wvdial:

from a terminal, logged in as root, load the text editor programme gedit that gnome uses

4) # gedit /etc/wvdial.conf

and pasted 

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB2
Modem Type = Analog Modem
ISDN = 0
Baud = 460800
Dial Attempts = 1
Username = user
Password = pass
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = AT&F &D2 &C1
Init3 = ATS7=60 S30=0 S0=0
Init4 = AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP",""
Phone = *99#
Stupid Mode = 1

save and exit 

in terminal, logged in as root

5) # wvdial

and I am logged on in about 1-2secs


wvdial is turned off by control-c

doubtless one can simplify some of this but at least it works ...........


Mandriva uses the kernel I understand

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  Reply # 284146 20-Dec-2009 10:06
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I should add I believe that a user needs to be a member of the dialout and uucp groups in mandriva; (and probably other distros too);

as described here:

To fix the not member of dialout and uucp error, enter MCC (mandriva control centre) > System > Manage users on system, double-click on your user name, then click on Groups and check the boxes for dialout and uucp, then click on Ok.


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  Reply # 290552 16-Jan-2010 16:41
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to simplify the usage of the Telecom XT ZTE MF636 stick on linux, 

one can get the system to automatically "flip" the modem when you insert it, so it is not seen as a storage device, but seen as a modem

from this post 

I loaded gedit (as I use gnome for Mandriva) 


gksu gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/zte_eject.rules

and then pasted in the following 

SYSFS{idVendor}=="19d2", SYSFS{idProduct}=="2000", RUN+="/usr/bin/eject %k", OPTIONS+="last_rule" 

and saved and close; 

one identifies the modem's Vendor ID and Product ID from the command 


now instead of needing to select the icon on the desktop; right-clicking and selecting "eject", this is done automatically and the device is seen as a modem; (whereas initially it is seen as a CD-ROM device

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