Ovation MC950D usb support?

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  1. mvidberg

    mvidberg

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    My wife got a Ovation MC950D usb dongle for conecting her Vista laptop to the internet and I'd like to occasional use the dongle on my Aspire One (Linpus Linux). When I first plug it in, I have to eject it because it comes up as a usd storage device. Trying to run wvdialconf gives me an error that a modem can't be found. Here is the output of lsusb

    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1410:4400
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 064e:d101 Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    There it is on Device 003 but no entry in /dev comes up for it.

    Not sure how to continue... any help?
     
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    Your device is not supported by the present kernel-version ( 2.6.23.9 ).
    In version 2.6.27-rc5 ( or earlier ) it -is - supported.
    You need a newer version of the module called "option".
    I do not know if one can mix a newer module with the existing kernel.

    Maybe someone here has an answer.

    HTH --Japser.
     
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    Ah, ok... so I can't use this device until a newer kernel is available via the "live update". Well that sucks. I wonder if it would be possible to drop in a pre-compiled kernel module file (usbserial.ko) that has the MC950D supported? Have been thinking about just installing some other version of Linux on my aspire, but since I mostly only use firefox, ssh and IM (which are there and work fine), it might be too much of a hassle.
     
    mvidberg, Oct 22, 2008
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    Yes, usbserial.ko might work, you can find it in one of Blackhawk's answers in this thread: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4800

    But this 'generic' solution is not the proper way to do it. I guess that is why it is not installed on the One in the first place. No speed, no reliability, from what I have read about it.

    You could download a newer kernel-source, use the existing configuration, compile.

    --Jasper.

    P.S. Other distributions will give you lots of problems on the SSD.
     
    Japser, Oct 22, 2008
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