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Hello! Iīm a total beginner of ArchLinux and right now Iīm struggling with the installation of a 3G USB internetmodem (Huawei E220). I found a post in this forum about ...
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    Problems during 3G modem installation


    Hello!

    Iīm a total beginner of ArchLinux and right now Iīm struggling with the installation of a 3G USB internetmodem (Huawei E220).

    I found a post in this forum about this issue and it said that one way is to download wvdial and modemmanager. Since I donīt have an internetconnection I canīt install these packages via pacman, so currently the only way is to download the packages to my Windows-laptop and then move it with a USBstick to the ArchLinux computer. But this may not work because the system wonīt find the right filetype (ext2) on the stick when I try to mount it.

    Any ideas on how to solve this?

    Thanks!

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    Hello and Welcome!
    Quote Originally Posted by edge_84 View Post
    But this may not work because the system wonīt find the right filetype (ext2) on the stick when I try to mount it.
    May not work? Or didn't work? I'm assuming you mean Windows won't read the ext2 format of your thumb drive?
    If you're using a USB stick on both a Windows and a Linux computer, the simplest thing I could think of is to have your stick formatted to FAT32. Everything reads that, so no problems there.
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    I could be mistaken but I don't think you want to use wvdial for a Wireless device. Plug the device into Arch Linux and issue this command please.
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    Cut and paste the last 50-100 lines back here please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I could be mistaken but I don't think you want to use wvdial for a Wireless device.
    D'OH! I missed that...
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    While I don't use Arch, this page may help a bit: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...on_of_Packages
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    Thank you very much!

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    ]I could be mistaken but I don't think you want to use wvdial for a Wireless device. Plug the device into Arch Linux and issue this command please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Cut and paste the last 50-100 lines back here please.
    This is the output when I issue dmesg | grep -i usb.. Seems like the drivers are loaded, right?

    Thanks!



    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
    usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usb
    ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
    ehci_hcd: 0000:00:10.4: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
    ehci_hcd: 0000:00:10.4: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
    hub 1-0:1.0 USB hub found
    uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface Driver
    uhci_hcd: 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
    hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
    uhci_hcd: 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
    hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
    uhci_hcd:0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
    hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
    uhci_hcd:0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
    hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
    usb 5-1: new full speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
    Initializing USB Mass STorage driver...
    scsi16 : usb-storage 5-1:1.0
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    USB Mass Storage support registered.
    usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
    usb 5-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
    usb 5-1: new full speed USB device number 3 using uhci_hcd
    scsi9 : usb-storage 5-1:1.2
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
    USB serial support registered for generic
    usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
    usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
    USB Serial support registered for GSM modem (1-port)
    usb 5-1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
    usb 5-1: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
    usbcore: registered new interface driver option
    option: v0.7.2:USB Driver for GSM modems

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    It looks like it recognized it. Can you get it to work?
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