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ricardo raimundo
March 13th, 2009, 01:34 AM
hello, Im running ubuntu for the first time, and Icant instal the modem ZTE Modem MF620 HSDPA EDGE USB. seem that the system managed to recognize the modem, but then it did not give any more sign of life!!
What I must do?

March 13th, 2009, 02:39 AM
lsusb Gives you a list of the usb hardware on your machine. If your modem is not listed the drivers might not be loaded or installed.

lsusb Is a terminal command (see Applications > Accessories > Terminal).

Here's my list as an example:

:~$ lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 050d:0121 Belkin Components F5D5050 100Mbps Ethernet
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1532:0001
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
A usb network card and a usb hub (it's not seeing my mouse, but I'm not worried :) it's still working)

March 13th, 2009, 02:41 AM

that's all i could find about usb modems' you should always use a modem with an ethernet connection' they are much more reliable, just my opinion of cours.