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    Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    Hi!

    Ive searched google in a lot of different ways, and found several guides on how to connect this modem to the computer, but without any luck!

    Anyone know if it even works?

    Is the kernel to new?
    All info is highly appreciated!

    The modem:
    Option icon 505 USB Turbo 3G+ modem
    Telia ISP

    Ubuntu:
    9.10 clean installation Karmic Koala


    I know there are several threads on this, but no one is giving any clear answer!

    Thanks in advance, best regards Fredrik

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by fidde88pven View Post
    Hi!

    Ive searched google in a lot of different ways, and found several guides on how to connect this modem to the computer, but without any luck!

    Anyone know if it even works?

    Is the kernel to new?
    All info is highly appreciated!

    The modem:
    Option icon 505 USB Turbo 3G+ modem
    Telia ISP

    Ubuntu:
    9.10 clean installation Karmic Koala


    I know there are several threads on this, but no one is giving any clear answer!

    Thanks in advance, best regards Fredrik
    Hi
    can you post the details of

    1: Your provider
    2: Type of pay plan

    details of / Telia should look like the screen shot
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    Last edited by alexfish; December 17th, 2009 at 01:52 AM.
    Two tin cans are better than an iphone

    http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_2067160_ma...hone.html?cr=1

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    My provider is Telia.

    But the problem is that my computer doesn't even recognize the modem as a modem. It is only recognized as a SCSI-CD-ROM.

    Ive tried installing Ozerocdoff without any luck.


    Thanks for your help!
    Best regards Fredrik Eliasson

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    I've had no end of pain with Option Icon 505, reported it on Launchpad

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...er/+bug/450997

    After getting Ozerocdoff working and the 505 recognised the modem-manager will not talk to the modem
    Code:
    Nov 9 20:28:02 magnus-ubuntu modem-manager: Added modem /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-1
    Nov 9 20:28:03 magnus-ubuntu modem-manager: Got failure code 100: Unknown error
    Nov 9 20:28:06 magnus-ubuntu modem-manager: Got failure code 100: Unknown error
    Nov 9 20:28:06 magnus-ubuntu modem-manager: Exported modem /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-1 as /org/freedesktop/ModemManager/Modems/0
    Nov 9 20:28:07 magnus-ubuntu modem-manager: Got failure code 100: Unknown error
    Nov 9 20:28:08 magnus-ubuntu modem-manager: Got failure code 100: Unknown error
    So far no luck...

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    you need to decide what is important:

    1)connecting to the internet or
    2) a particular linux distro

    Ubuntu 9.10 does seem by all accounts to have problems with mobile broadband; as downloads are free, you can download other liveCDs of other distros and try them off ... eg .. a USB flash drive

    I have tried several with the command (as root);

    dd if=whateverlinuxdistro.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M;sync
    where I need to work out what port I have plugged the USB by the command

    ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
    I find fedora 12 very good at recognising and tuning into a Vodafone K3565-Z which is the ZTE version;

    I just right click on the initial icon; eject; that flips the modem and then dial in;

    Ozerocdoff

    http://www.pharscape.org/ozerocdoff.html

    is designed for option modems and will do the flipping but you need a distro that plays; I have also been impressed with opensuse 11.2 for recognising the ZTE modem (I think ZTE are trickier than the early Huawei that I think are wonderful workhorses)

    and their support forum is

    http://www.pharscape.org/forum/index.php

    I think it is worthwhile to bear in mind this comment from the betavine folks, who do the vmc software

    http://www.betavine.net/bvportal/blo...25461585066602

    and this developer for Eebuntu got fed up

    http://www.fewt.com/2009/10/i-give-up.html

    so they are switching to debian apparently

    http://www.webupd8.org/2009/10/eeebu...no-longer.html

    so it is a very complex issue to keep everything perfect

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    Smile Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    UPDATE June 2010 Option now provides a DEB package with all required drivers, modules and configurations. It installed under 10.1 with zero problems. Pharscape has the packages in a post http://www.pharscape.org/forum/index...pic,847.0.html



    I got Ubuntu 9.10 working with Option ICON 505.

    It's all in 8 easy steps

    1. Install Ozerocdoff
    2. Hack the 51-hso-udev.rules file
    3. Install hsolinkcontrol
    4. Install hsoconnect
    5. Disable wireless by right-clicking connection manager
    6. Start HSOconnect from Internet applications
    7. Enter your APN
    8. Click Connect.
    9. (option) Curse and seriously consider another Linux distro...

    Here the details... I struggled with this for weeks, so please correct me here if I'm not remembering correctly..

    1. Install Ozerocdoff
    This step is the worst. It will stop your modem from being recognized as a CD-rom by Linux. If you are a comfortable with building try downloading with http://www.pharscape.org/forum/index...09.0;attach=39
    and follow build instructions
    http://www.pharscape.org/ozerocdoff.html

    For a debian DEB package pre-compiled for Ubuntu try
    https://forge.betavine.net/frs/downl...0.4-2_i386.deb



    2. Hack the 51-hso-udev.rules file
    HSO driver needs to know about our Option modem, with product id d055 and vendorId 0af0
    Open the file with

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/51-hso-udev.rules
    If you're new to Linux this file is messy, but you need to paste two lines of code in different sections.

    ----- First line to paste in the ATTRS section:
    Code:
    ATTRS{idVendor}=="0af0", ATTRS{idProduct}=="d055", RUN+="/usr/sbin/ozerocdoff -wi 0x%s{idProduct}"
    ---- Second line to paste in the SUBSYSTEM section:
    Code:
    SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", SYSFS{idVendor}=="0af0", SYSFS{idProduct}=="d055", SYSFS{bDeviceClass}=="00", RUN+="/usr/sbin/ozerocdoff -wi 0x%s{idProduct}"
    Save the file and exit gedit. How do you know it's working? Plug in your Option 505. When you check the Messages log under System / Administration / Log File Viewer you should see something like this

    Code:
    Dec 20 22:04:47 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  840.024178] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
    Dec 20 22:04:47 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  840.154084] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Dec 20 22:04:47 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  840.158342] scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
    Dec 20 22:04:48 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  841.315550] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 5
    Dec 20 22:04:48 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  841.597172] usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
    Dec 20 22:04:49 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  841.729830] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
    Dec 20 22:04:49 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  842.438324] hso: /build/buildd/linux-2.6.31/drivers/net/usb/hso.c: 1.2 Option Wireless
    Dec 20 22:04:49 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  842.442321] hso0: Disabled Privacy Extensions
    Dec 20 22:04:49 magnus-ubuntu kernel: [  842.444390] usbcore: registered new interface driver hso

    3. Install hsolinkcontrol
    Fairly straigtforward in a DEB package - this is some kind of link between HSO driver and the HSO connect software
    http://www.pharscape.org/downloads1....118-1_i386.deb

    4. Install hsoconnect
    Also 'easy' with a DEB package
    http://www.pharscape.org/Downloads.h....1.128_all.deb


    5. Disable wireless by right-clicking connection manager
    Ubuntu netwok manager will not do the job here, HSO connect will.

    6. Start HSOconnect from Applications/Internet menu
    It should recognize your modem and tell you signal strength at this stage...


    7. Enter your APN
    Use the Profile / Edit Connection menu. All network providers have different APNs - google for your, for me it's online.telia.se

    And now click Connect. Amazing stuff.
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    Last edited by magozoom; July 10th, 2010 at 01:09 PM. Reason: Update june 2010

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    very well done magozoom; great success and tremendous summary

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    I managed to get the modem to work with ubuntu 9.10 but i needed to install libusb-dev to make the make run without errors and later install python-all to be able to run HSOconnect.

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    got it to work after i updated the modems firmware

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    Re: Option Icon 505, Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala. Help needed

    good work gungus and gruv; very useful to have what worked for you

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