Missing MBIM (Mobile Broadband Interface Model) support

Bug #1102343 reported by Marius B. Kotsbak on 2013-01-21
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Linux
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ModemManager
Fix Committed
Undecided
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Usb Modeswitch
New
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Debian
Fix Released
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linux (Ubuntu)
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modemmanager (Ubuntu)
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usb-modeswitch (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The USB Communications Device Class "Mobile Broadband Interface Model" (MBIM) is the USB-IFs alternative to the current chipset/vendor specific solutions to "Mobile Broadband" device management. The specification, including the management protocol description, can be downloaded from http://www.usb.org/developers/devclass_docs#approved

A new project similar to libqmi needs to be created:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59161

and is now in progress: https://gitorious.org/lanedo/libmbim and a modemmanager branch 'aleksander/mbim'.

See also bug #1169117.

description: updated
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Usb-modeswitch-data might have upstream what it needs. Quoting https://launchpad.net/debian/+source/usb-modeswitch-data/20121109-1:

"usb-modeswitch-data (20121109-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Preparation for future MBIM devices: new "NoMBIMCheck" config parameter
    - Change in modem rules (match devices, not interfaces), best used
      with usb_modeswitch 1.2.5 and up.
    + New devices"

tags: added: raring
Changed in linux:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
description: updated
Changed in modemmanager:
status: New → In Progress

MBIM support is now merged into ModemManager git master, and a preliminary version of libmbim is already available:

http://www.freedesktop.org/software/libmbim/libmbim-0.0.1.tar.xz

Changed in modemmanager:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Cdc_mbim module is included in Ubuntu 13.04.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Marius B. Kotsbak (mariusko) wrote :

Japp, we need Debian packaging for libmbim first.

Changed in linux:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in debian:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in debian:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in debian:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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