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  • #8432
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    GambleGold

    Greetings,

    I’m using a Huawei E169G ‘dongle’ to connect to my G3 mobile internet signal using ‘3’ as the service provider. Antix 16.3 connects no problem Antix 17.1 fails to connect and produces one of two errors:

    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB2: Device or resource busy
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB2: Device or resource busy
    –> Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB2: Device or resource busy

    or

    –> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61
    –> Cannot set information for serial port.
    –> Initializing modem.
    –> Sending: ATZ
    ATZ
    OK
    –> Sending: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
    OK
    –> Sending: AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”3internet”
    AT+CGDCONT=1,”IP”,”3internet”
    OK
    –> Modem initialized.
    –> Sending: ATD*99#
    –> Waiting for carrier.
    ATD*99#
    CONNECT
    –> Carrier detected. Starting PPP immediately.
    –> Starting pppd at Sat Mar 24 16:17:01 2018
    –> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/pap-secrets: Permission denied
    –> –> PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) may be flaky.
    –> Warning: Could not modify /etc/ppp/chap-secrets: Permission denied
    –> –> CHAP (Challenge Handshake) may be flaky.
    –> Pid of pppd: 4237
    wvdial: utils/wvtask.cc:303: static int WvTaskMan::yield(int): Assertion `*current_task->stack_magic == WVTASK_MAGIC’ failed.

    I have copied the /etc/wvdial.conf file from 16.3 (working) to 17.1 not working. 17.1 still does not work.

    Does anyone have any suggestions of what I could try please?
    Regards.

    #8502
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    caprea
    caprea

    wvdial: utils/wvtask.cc:303: static int WvTaskMan::yield(int): Assertion *current_task->stack_magic == WVTASK_MAGIC’ failed

    Hello gamblegold
    it seems there is a bug with wvdial, which is still not solved.

    https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=863039

    The only way for me to get my huawei E220 modem to work in antiX17 was to install network-manager
    https://www.antixforum.com/network-manager-available-in-antix-repos/

    With umts-panel or gnome-ppp I got the same errors like you.
    Network-manager does not use wvdial.

    I also installed modemmanager and network-manager-gnome with synaptic, which provides a applet in the taskbar.
    To open a gui where you can set all up
    nm-connection-editor
    For the applet
    nm-applet

    You have to write nm-applet & to your desktop startup-file to start automatically.
    If you want to go this way and have questions, feel free to ask.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by caprea.
    #8557
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    GambleGold

    Thanks Caprea,

    I uninstalled wvdial first. By doing this Synaptic uninstalled umts-panel2 and gnome-ppp too.

    Then I installed eudev, modem-manager, network-manager and network-manager-gnome (using a line from the link you provided). nm-applet was already installed too (I think).

    I ran nm-connection-editor but the buttons were greyed out in the dialogue box. The same with running nm-applet.
    I then remembered to service network-manager start

    Now it works beautifully.

    Next I’m going to do as you recommend and write nm-applet & to my desktop startup-file to start it automatically.
    R

    #8611
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    GambleGold

    Hi Caprea,
    do I put the two lines bellow in the bottom of this file: /home/antix17/.desktop-session/startup

    sudo service network-manager start
    nm-applet

    ? Please advise, Regards

    #8613
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    caprea
    caprea

    Just put

    nm-applet &

    at the bottom of your .desktop-session/startup file in home.
    The network-manager service should start automatically at boot.

    • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by caprea.
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