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Re: Blackberry 8830 with Network Manager



I too have the Blackberry 8830 (World Edition) and have an interest in
this thread.

Bob


Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-12-03 at 11:11 -0800, Rick Stevens wrote:
>   
>> Christopher A. Williams wrote:
>>     
>>> I'm trying to figure out how to get my tethered Blackberry 8830 to work
>>> as a modem with Network Manager. Sprint is my carrier and I have their
>>> Linux modem setup document. It's straight forward.
>>>
>>> The only thing missing is that Network Manager doesn't recognize my BB
>>> as a modem.
>>>
>>> I know I could set up kppp or gnome-ppp to make the connection, but I
>>> would prefer to use Network Manager.
>>>
>>> Ideas on how to make this work?
>>>       
>> I use XmBlackBerry for this purpose, but I'm on Verizon and was running
>> it under F8.  Haven't tried F9 or F10 with it yet.  I do have F9 on my
>> laptop (where I used the Blackberry as a wireless modem), but
>> XmBlackBerry is still installed there.  I'd have to do some checking.
>>
>> You most certainly will need the barry and barry-libs RPMs to have the
>> device recognized by hal and such.
>>     
>
> I have the barry packages installed from the F10 repos. When I ran F9, I
> used barry as well and configured it for my carrier (Sprint) using
> Gnome-ppp. It then "magically" showed up in NetworkManager and just
> worked.
>
> On F10, Gnome-ppp seems to have been pulled. Barry now sets the modem up
> on /dev/pts/0 (or 1 or 2 - seems to be on the fly). Then I'm unable to
> use kppp to connect. Configuring directly through NetworkManager has not
> worked for me at all.
>
> There's a script that comes with Barry that allegedly connects up Sprint
> automatically. After running it, it appears to connect, but none of my
> apps seem to be able to use it.
>
> It seems hal-info has what it needs to recognize the sdram card as a
> drive, and even put mp3s on it. But we're sitting at squat for using it
> as a broadband modem. Maybe I should Bugzilla that part. Not sure if
> that will help though - my other hal-info bugzilla bug for my Sierra
> Wireless broadband card (AT&T USB Connect Mercury) is still sitting
> unassigned despite my being asked to create it.
>
> If I could just figure out how to create an entry in modems.fdi
> (in /etc/hal/information/). Ideas???
>
> Cheers,
>
> Chris
>
>
>   


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