Sierra aircard 880U not recognised as a modem by hal

Bug #295855 reported by Bruce Crutchley on 2008-11-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hal-info (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Despite many similar modems being included in the /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-modem.fdi file, this one is not. This means that this modem cannot be used with network-manager

This is easily fixed by adding something similar to the following to the above file (Note that this is my fix which I created as a new file in /etc/hal/fdi/information)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- -->

<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="info.category" string="serial">
      <!-- Sierra Wireless -->
      <match <email address hidden>:usb.vendor_id" int="0x1199">
        <!-- AirCard 880 U -->
        <match <email address hidden>:usb.product_id" int_outof="0x6855">
          <match <email address hidden>:usb.interface.number" int="0">
            <match key="serial.port" int="0">
              <append key="modem.command_sets" type="strlist">GSM-07.07</append>
              <append key="info.capabilities" type="strlist">modem</append>

Pardon me if there are any obviously better ways of doing this, I've only just been finding out how this works.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Committed upstream.

Changed in hal-info:
assignee: nobody → pitti
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package hal-info - 20081124-0ubuntu1

hal-info (20081124-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream git snapshot.
    - Add ISCD no-name portable audio player (LP: #116860)
    - hal-info and rhythmbox conflict on audio_folders for PSP (LP: #178359)
    - Add Pantech UM175 phone (LP: #282573)
    - Add another Nokia N82 phone model (LP: #291749)
    - Add Nokia N82 music player (LP: #282957)
    - Add another Option 3G USB Modem (LP: #284961)
    - Add Sony Walkman NWZ-135F (LP: #289161)
    - Add Onda MT505UP / MF632 music player (LP: #291333)
    - Add Nokia E66 phone (LP: #294070)
    - Add Sierra Aircard 880U modem (LP: #295855)
    - Fix typo in 20-video-quirk-pm-asus.fdi (LP: #300620)
    - Add Novatel EU870D modem (LP: #301030)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:59:58 +0100

Changed in hal-info:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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