Frank Cox wrote: > On Wed, 3 Dec 2008 01:34:56 -0600 > Frank Cox wrote: > >>> As you can see, it took six minutes before the device somehow reset itself and >>> the machine realized that it had a modem attached. >> I have now discovered what changes when the five minute delay is up. As >> mentioned before, the modem takes 5 minutes before it creates the /tty/USB? >> devices. >> >> Somehow, the modem changes its identity after being plugged in for 5 minutes. > > Jamie Bernstein is also using a Novatel EVDO modem and he sent me a work-around > for this bug yesterday: > > This command will cause the modem to immediately do its thing (reset?) and > create the /dev/ttyUSB? devices. > > eject /dev/cdrom > > After entering this command at a terminal prompt (or putting it > into /etc/rc.local if the modem is connected on boot-up) the modem immediately > starts working. No 5 minute wait required. > > Therefore, if there is some way that the kernel driver for this modem can issue > a similar "reset" command, the problem may go away. > > I have added a note about this to the bug report at: > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473166 > I am glad to hear you have it working. Maybe a HAL rule to eject the SCSI device the Novatel as soon as it is detected? Or a udev rule that does the same thing? Just as a temporary fix? If I remember right, it has different device IDs in drive and modem modes. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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