I am trying to get the mobile broadband connection from a CR48 netbook working with Fedora. I have previously had it working with Ubuntu, so I know it should be possible
I have compiled the gobi_loader program from http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/
and installed the rpm. I have the firmware for the gobi in /lib/firmware/gobi
lsusb lists the device:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1410:a014 Novatel Wireless
Unloading and loading the qcserial module shows this in messages:
[ 2029.816758] USB Serial deregistering driver Qualcomm USB modem
[ 2029.820985] qcserial ttyUSB0: Qualcomm USB modem converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
[ 2029.821198] usbcore: deregistering interface driver qcserial
[ 2029.821402] qcserial 1-2:1.1: device disconnected
[ 2035.558045] usbcore: registered new interface driver qcserial
[ 2035.558115] USB Serial support registered for Qualcomm USB modem
[ 2035.558182] qcserial 1-2:1.1: Qualcomm USB modem converter detected
[ 2035.560784] usb 1-2: Qualcomm USB modem converter now attached to ttyUSB0
/dev/ttyUSB0 indeed exists, but NetworkManager seems completely unaware of it.
Am I missing some steps? Has anyone had success with this?
Running the gobi_loader program manually (instead of relying on the supplied udev rules) and pointing it to ttyUSB0 seems to hang the gobi_loader program and nothing is loaded.