Bug 735310 - NetworkManager fails to connect my Mobile Broadband
Summary: NetworkManager fails to connect my Mobile Broadband
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-02 09:32 UTC by martin
Modified: 2012-08-07 16:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 16:03:58 UTC

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Output from NetworkManager when failing to connect. (1.09 KB, text/plain)
2011-09-02 09:32 UTC, martin
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Description martin 2011-09-02 09:32:13 UTC
Created attachment 521196 [details]
Output from NetworkManager when failing to connect.

Description of problem:
I have a Gobi 2000 in my laptop. This has worked before under Fedora 13 (with gobi_loader, Gobi proprietary firmware and compat-wireless installed) but despite adding the firmware and gobi_loader (same versions as I used in Fedora 13) I can't get it to work in Fedora 15.

I have the appropriate devices and has set it up in NetworkManager as before, but it fails to connect. Compat-wireless is not possible to use in Fedora 15, but I will file a separate bug report for that one to not clutter this one too much.

This is a bit of a problem for me since 3G is the main way I connect to Internet on this machine...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Activate Mobile Broadband in appropriate dialogue (tested both in Gnome 3 and KDE)
2. Watch it fail.
Actual results:
Not Connected

Expected results:

Additional info:
See excerpt from /var/log/messages attached to this bug report.

Comment 1 Bojan Smojver 2011-09-06 10:53:06 UTC
Hmm, I have Gobi 2000 in my ThinkPad T510 (just installed it today, actually) and it works fine with F-15, x86_64. I installed gobi_loader RPM (0.7) that I  built from source and copied the firmware files to /lib/firmware/gobi. After that is done and a valid SIM is in the slot, I can just use NetworkManager to create a new connection.

Comment 2 Bojan Smojver 2011-09-08 09:21:11 UTC
On my connection, I get this (from your log):
GSM connection failed: (32) Sending command failed: 'Resource temporarily unavailable'

When my credit is zero.

Comment 3 Jirka Klimes 2011-09-08 09:28:15 UTC
Martin, are you able to run that according to comments #1, #2.

If not, please follow steps of "Debugging NetworkManager 0.8.x 3G connections"
at http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/Debugging to get detailed logs.

Comment 4 Bojan Smojver 2011-09-09 03:33:46 UTC
One more suggestion, maybe you can try the steps from Troubleshooting section in this document:


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