Monday, July 23, 2007

VIVOZAP working on Ubuntu (dapper or feisty)

Being as lazy as possible, I've just followed this article.

The key-thing is:

{{{
$ sudo rmmod usbserial && sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0xc88 product=0x17da
}}}

(apart from the authentication "@vivozap.com.br/vivo" and the dial number "#777")

The modem configuration is trivial, and can be done either by editing ppp scripts or using the desktop GUI, doesn't matter.

Frankly, I couldn't see any benefit or hacker options in ppp config.

What keeps bothering me is the fact that I have to eject the card, reload the module and insert the card again each time the connection falls or the machine reboots.

(obviously I have modified my /etc/modules with the proper vendor/product, but it doesn't seem to work as expected)

1 comment:

Celso Providelo said...

Well, at least, I found a way to automate card ejection/insertion remotely using cardctl:
{{{
$ sudo cardctl status
Socket 0:
3.3V CardBus card
function 0: [ready]
function 1: [ready]
Socket 1:
no card
$ sudo cardctl eject 0
$ sudo cardctl insert 0
}}}
If reset was available it ought do it, but it's not.