Re: NetworkManager integrated with ModemManager

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 8:12 AM, Darren Albers <dalbers gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 5:07 AM, Tambet Ingo <tambet gmail com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm pleased to announce the git master branch of NetworkManager now
>> uses ModemManager for all operations with modems (discovery,
>> connecting, disconnecting, ...). Get the latest ModemManager from
>> or clone it from
>> git://
>> ModemManager is used only if available using DBus, so it's not a build
>> time dependency (reduces ~1000 lines of 'bloat' when you don't need
>> modems). If this change broke modem connections for you, please enable
>> ModemManager debugging (either by sending SIGUSR1 to 'modem-manger'
>> process or by running it with --debug), try to activate the modem and
>> when it fails, send the ModemManager debug output to the list. One of
>> the main reasons for ModemManager is to make it easy to add modem
>> specific workarounds for specific modems but if you don't share your
>> failures, they never make it to the releases.
>> It also means you can write your own ModemManager implementation by
>> having just two DBus methods (see
>> 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager.Modem.Simple' from ModemManager for more
>> information). An interface to 'umtsmon' anyone? wvdial? comgt? Your
>> favorite tool can now be integrated with stock NetworkManager!
>> Tambet
> Tambet,
> With ModemManager will the workarounds have to be done in the code or
> is there some method that an end-user can drop chat script in to
> ModemManager?   For example I have a Blackberry that I tether using
> Barry and it has a non-standard method of creating a serial port.   I
> would like to help get this working but I am not much of a developer.
> Thanks!
> Darren

Ahh I think I see now, so we would need to write an interface to
something like wvdial or even direct to Barry for this to work?

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