Re: Where and how to install D02HW in ConnectionManager?

On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 19:44 +0900, Jacobs Shannon wrote:
> Basically I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm trying to get a
> sanity check on my approach.
> I live in Japan and connect to the Internet using a USB device from
> eMobile, model D02HW. I am able to connect to the Internet using
> pon. This requires putting a bunch of parameters into a file in
> /etc/ppp/resolv/. However, I want to make it work with
> ConnectionManager (0.7.0), but I can't figure out where the
> parameters go.

You should be able to enter the correct configuration information into
the connection editor and be able to select it from the menu.  If you
select the other Japanese operator and then change the APN and whatever
after the connection is created, does that work?


> The ConnectionManager in Ubuntu 8.10 (Ibex) shows only one listing
> for mobile broadband for Japan. I thought the source of that entry
> was in the xml serviceproviders.xml file in
> /usr/share/mobile-broadband-provider-info/, but editing that file
> directly does not seem to work. I have basically been trying to
> create a parameter-less stub entry under the eMobile name, but
> nothing happens. I can create such an entry in the ConnectionManager
> itself, but I haven't been able to find out where it actually goes
> (which might give me a hint about where the parameters should go).
> First question: If this approach is reasonable, do I also need to
> get a checksum and add it to the file
> / in /var/lib/dpkg/info/?
> Second question, will it help to study the source code at this
> location?
> Personal background: I was a database programmer many years ago, but
> these days I rarely even dabble, and mostly in JavaScript or Perl on
> those occasions, so I'm dubious about being able to figure it out on
> that approach. I've never done much work in C or Java.
> I'm not even sure if the device is best handled as a DSM device,
> which seems to be what is currently failing to happen, and I don't
> really see how to use the corresponding parameters. Since I think
> the pon parameters may make matters obvious to someone who actually
> knows how this works, I'm including them here:
> user "em em"
> connect "/usr/sbin/chat -v -f /etc/chatscripts/pap -T *99***1#"
> /dev/ttyUSB0
> 115200
> noipdefault
> usepeerdns
> defaultroute
> persist
> noauth
> Only other hint I can offer is that I have to "jiggle it" to use the
> connection with pon. The connection is holding fine, but often it is
> not initially accessible to application programs like Firefox.
> --------------------------------------
> Yahoo! JAPAN - Internet safety for children and parents.
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