I cannot install ZTE Modem in wine which is compatible for windows XP.... need help

Asked by sheka on 2010-10-08

I cannot install ZTE Modem in wine which is compatible for windows XP.... need help

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sheka (shekawanigaratne) said : #1

I cannot install ZTE Modem in wine which is compatible for windows XP.... need help

It being compatible with XP is completely moot.

How does the device attatch to your system?

sheka (shekawanigaratne) said : #3

Via USB

ok can you give the output of:

lsusb

With the modem attached and powered

Thanks

sheka (shekawanigaratne) said : #5

OK.

It shows the following;
Bus 002 Device 002 :ID 09da:000a ZTE Modem

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #6

@actionparsnip thanks for asking the required information :)

Looks like this should also be supported by usb-modeswitch. Your modem presents itself as a CDROM containing Windows drivers (which are note needed here). On a Windows system it would switch itself to a modem mode after installing the drivers.

In Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) this is supported out of the box. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS you need to install the usb-modeswitch package. This being a ZTE device, in both versions you will need to use the eject command to trigger the mode switch.

To find out which CDROM your modem is presented as, do:

$ sudo lshw -C disk -short
H/W path Device Class Description
=======================================================
/0/100/1f.1/0 /dev/sda disk 81GB Maxtor 6Y080L0
/0/100/1f.1/1 /dev/cdrom1 disk DVD-RW DVR-110D
/0/100/1f.1/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom disk RW/DVD GCC-4521B
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sdb disk 500GB SCSI Disk

In my example I have 2 optical drives and 2 hard disks. I'd be interested in knowing what you get with the above command.

You could also look at the output of dmesg if the above command does not detect your device.

Then you can:
$ eject -r /dev/cdrom1
Replace accordingly.
(ommit the $ sign)

Once this is done you should be able to click on the Network Manager icon or go to System > Preferences > Network connections to configure your mobile network.

More information about usb-modeswitch can be found at:
http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/en/man1/usb_modeswitch.1.html

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #7

BTW Wine can't be used to install any drivers.

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