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networkmanager and mobile broadband modem
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networkmanager in Paldo testing, cannot make mobile broadband modem to connect
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 networkmanager and mobile broadband modem
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Before I started to use this amazing distro I tried dozens of other ones. At the end, Paldo become my favourite, for many reasons.

Paldo includes the networkmanager in it's live CDs. This package is one of the few (or only) ones that support my modem, a Vodafone (Huawey) mobile broadband.

The lack of support for it would be a show stop, but actually this modem works better in Paldo than in any other distro.

I always have the latest available live CDs installed in my box: the stable and and the testing ones.

At this moment, in the testing installation, the modem "refuse" to connect to the net. I'm referring to the "paldo-live-cd-x86_64-testing.iso".

Maybe you are not aware and it is a simple fix for you guys, so I decided to drop this lines here, so you may have a look at it, in time for the next testing build.
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Created: 2009-10-27 12:58
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There should be no difference between stable and testing regarding NetworkManager at the moment. Do you get any error message or can you describe more specifically, how it is failing?
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Created: 2009-10-27 13:43
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Thanks Juerg, for your fast answer.
I went to my Paldo testing to check the problem again, and concluded that it may not be Nerworkmanager (nm) that is failing. The problem seems to be about the way how the system recognize the USB modem device.
At the stable version, by right clicking the nm icon in the system try, and edit the Connection Information, I can see that the interface device is identified as ttyUSB0.
At the testing version the nm does not find any device. In fact this is because the system fails to load the modem, during the boot process (or after I connect it).
This type of USB modems are like a combo of a memory steak plus the modem itself. In order to work properly, the O/S should not mount the memory part of it, but just the modem component. So, Paldo stable does correctly this differentiation, but the testing version, at the moment, does not.
I hope this information will be useful to help you identify the problem. I looked into the boot log, at the stable and at testing, and I'm copying bellow the two of them.

Paldo stable
Tue Oct 27 18:44:02 2009: Loading modules: tun.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:02 2009: RTNETLINK answers: File exists
Tue Oct 27 18:44:02 2009: Starting RPC portmap daemon: portmap.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:02 2009: Starting system message bus: dbus.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:02 2009: Starting NFS common utilities: statd.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:03 2009: Setting the system clock using the hardware clock as reference...done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:05 2009: Starting Avahi daemon...done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:05 2009: Initializing random number generator...done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:05 2009: Starting log daemons: syslogd klogd.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:05 2009: Starting SSH server: sshd.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:06 2009: Loading the default keymap: pt-latin9.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:06 2009: Starting HAL daemon...done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Starting console mouse server: gpm.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Starting CUPS: cupsd.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Starting periodic command scheduler: cron.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Loading CPUFreq governor: ondemand.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Activating executable file formats: CLR.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Starting Avahi DNS Configuration daemon...done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:07 2009: Starting automounter: automount.done
Tue Oct 27 18:44:08 2009: Starting NetworkManager...done


Paldo testing
Tue Oct 27 19:26:10 2009: Loading modules: tun.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:11 2009: RTNETLINK answers: File exists
Tue Oct 27 19:26:11 2009: Starting RPC portmap daemon: portmap.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:11 2009: Starting system message bus: dbus.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:12 2009: Starting NFS common utilities: statd.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:16 2009: usb_id[1340]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.1/ttyUSB1/tty/ttyUSB1'
Tue Oct 27 19:26:16 2009:
Tue Oct 27 19:26:16 2009: usb_id[1342]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.1/ttyUSB1/tty/ttyUSB1'
Tue Oct 27 19:26:16 2009:
Tue Oct 27 19:26:16 2009: usb_id[1341]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.2/ttyUSB2/tty/ttyUSB2'
Tue Oct 27 19:26:16 2009:
Tue Oct 27 19:26:17 2009: usb_id[1347]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00
...........
....
Tue Oct 27 19:26:17 2009: Setting the system clock using the hardware clock as reference...usb_id[1452]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.2/ttyUSB0/tty/ttyUSB0'
Tue Oct 27 19:26:18 2009:
Tue Oct 27 19:26:18 2009: usb_id[1453]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/ttyUSB2/tty/ttyUSB2'
.......
.....
Tue Oct 27 19:26:20 2009: Starting Avahi daemon...usb_id[1567]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.1/ttyUSB1/tty/ttyUSB1'
Tue Oct 27 19:26:20 2009:
Tue Oct 27 19:26:20 2009: usb_id[1570]: unable to access '/devices/pci0000:00
...........
.....
Tue Oct 27 19:26:21 2009: done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:21 2009: Initializing random number generator...done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:21 2009: Starting log daemons: syslogd klogd.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:21 2009: Starting SSH server: sshd.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:24 2009: Loading the default keymap: uk.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:24 2009: Starting HAL daemon...done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Starting console mouse server: gpm.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Starting CUPS: cupsd.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Starting periodic command scheduler: cron.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Loading CPUFreq governor: ondemand.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Activating executable file formats: CLR.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Starting Avahi DNS Configuration daemon...done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:34 2009: Starting automounter: automount.done
Tue Oct 27 19:26:35 2009: Starting NetworkManager...done
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