Trying to install Novatel Ovation U727

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    Sparks8102

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    I am new to the Linux platform but have found all of the info posted here very helpful. I actually picked things up rather quickly until I tried to install a Novatel Ovation U727. I have the instructions provided from sprint but still cannot seem to get anywhere. Any suggestions?
     
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    Japser

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    I don't know the U727, but other Novatel Ovations are supported here:
    https://forge.betavine.net/docman/view. ... stros.html
    You might find the vodaphone driver works? It works for my E220 which I think might be similar?
    "I installed this:
    https://forge.betavine.net/projects/vodafonemobilec/
    and my E220 worked straight away... (also lets you get sms messages).
    -Duncan.

    Details: Installs (specifically for E220, but Ovation might work too?)
    https://forge.betavine.net/frs/download ... taller.run
    plugin in E220, type
    vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux
    wait for it to say Authenticated! click cancel, then try again, type
    vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux
    2nd time, seems to start fine :/"
     
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    I have been researching this also and have followed the directions provided by Sprint for Linux.

    I have found lots of discussion on the topic. Lots about recompiling the kernal but is this a road I want to travel? How would this affect the general operations of the OS and the Aspire One user interface. I also don't know the root password. Does anyone have any advice?

    I had the exact same error as below:

    http://www.linux.com/forums/topic/2558

    I have been trying to use my U727 air card from sprint on my Aspire One running Linpus lite.


    So far after following the instruction on sprint.com on how to get my U727 to work on my one have gotten me this far:

    Type “sudo modprobe –r usbserial”
    Type “sudo modprobe usbserial vendor=0x1410 product=0x4100”

    I then receive this error:

    Error inserting usbserial (/lib/modules/2.6.23.91w/kernel/drivers/usb/serial/usbserial.ko): unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter

    Looking in dmesg:

    usbserial: unknown parameter "vendor"




    Other interesting links included:

    http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=120277
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=620209
    http://www.evdoforums.com/thread7379.html

    This seems like a natural thing we would want to do with the Aspire One in respect to remote internet access.

    Thanks.
     
    markn, Nov 11, 2008
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    1. The 'modprobe usbserial vendor=..' trick does not work on the One, because 'USB_SERIAL_GENERIC is not set' in the configuration file which you can look into in the folder /boot
    2. The U727 is supported in newer kernels, by the 'option' - module

    So you are stuck.

    Just one suggestion: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4800&start=10#p37023
    Might work, I -assume- USB_SERIAL_GENERIC -is- set in that kernel-image.

    Better though is to upgrade to a newer kernel, for -real- support for this device, the use of this 'generic' module is not recommended by the authors.

    HTH --Japser.
     
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