Huawei Broadband stick not recognized

Bug #1514231 reported by Wolf Rogner on 2015-11-08
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usb-modeswitch (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

USB Huawei broadband USB modem not recognized as modem but only as storage

Nov 8 19:53:04 v5 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[8223]: message repeated 3 times: [ Could not read attribute: No such file or directory]
Nov 8 19:53:05 v5 usb_modeswitch[8223]: usb_modeswitch: use overriden config 12d1:1446 from collection /etc/usb_modeswitch.d; make sure this is intended
Nov 8 19:53:05 v5 usb_modeswitch[8223]: usb_modeswitch: please report any new or corrected settings; otherwise, check for outdated files
Nov 8 19:53:05 v5 usb_modeswitch: switch device 12d1:1446 on 001/012
Nov 8 19:53:06 v5 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[8223]: Could not read attribute: No such file or directory
Nov 8 19:53:06 v5 usb_modeswitch[8223]: usb_modeswitch: switched to 12d1:1446 on 1/12
Nov 8 19:53:07 v5 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[8223]: Unable to open bind list file: No such file or directory
Nov 8 19:53:07 v5 usb_modeswitch[8223]: usb_modeswitch: add device ID 12d1:1446 to driver option
Nov 8 19:53:07 v5 usb_modeswitch[8223]: usb_modeswitch: please report the device ID to the Linux USB developers!
Nov 8 19:53:14 v5 systemd[1]: Started USB_ModeSwitch_1-3:1.0.

$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b469 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04ca:2004 Lite-On Technology Corp. Bluetooth 4.0 [Broadcom BCM20702A0]
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 12d1:1446 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Broadband stick (modem on)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: usb-modeswitch 2.2.5+repack0-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-17.21-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Nov 8 19:53:21 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-08-18 (82 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
SourcePackage: usb-modeswitch
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-11-08 (0 days ago)

Wolf Rogner (war-rsb) wrote :

I don't know, looks to me like the modem was switched correctly:

Bus 001 Device 012: ID 12d1:1446 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Broadband stick (modem on)

Please attach the whole of /var/log/syslog (after checking that there is no sensitive information) to this bug report; we'll need it to make sure any steps happening after the initial detection are running correctly.

Changed in usb-modeswitch (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Wolf Rogner (war-rsb) wrote :

There was no more in the syslog. (well at least not for another few minutes)

Sorry

This is in direct relation to bug #1514229.

We experimented with different modem sticks. Only a very old one got the connection and switch from mass storage to modem correctly.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for usb-modeswitch (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in usb-modeswitch (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

I have Huawei E1550 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Bus 003 Device 006: ID 12d1:1446 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Broadband stick (modem on)

In syslog I have:

Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 492.899483] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.099297] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=1446
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.099307] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.099312] usb 3-2: Product: HUAWEI Mobile
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.099317] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: HUAWEI Technology
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.105662] usb-storage 3-2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.105923] scsi host15: usb-storage 3-2:1.0
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.106247] usb-storage 3-2:1.1: USB Mass Storage device detected
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 493.106447] scsi host16: usb-storage 3-2:1.1
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 7: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-2"
Oct 9 14:25:47 u1604-jfv60 mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 7 was not an MTP device
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 systemd[1]: Starting USB_ModeSwitch_3-2:1.0...
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[2693]: Could not read attribute: No such file or directory
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.108053] scsi 16:0:0:0: Direct-Access HUAWEI MMC Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.109269] sd 16:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.110989] scsi 15:0:0:0: CD-ROM HUAWEI Mass Storage 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.121849] sd 16:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.125106] sr 15:0:0:0: [sr0] scsi-1 drive
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.125463] sr 15:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.125668] sr 15:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 5
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 kernel: [ 494.245860] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: WARN Event TRB for slot 6 ep 2 with no TDs queued?
Oct 9 14:25:48 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[2693]: message repeated 3 times: [ Could not read attribute: No such file or directory]
Oct 9 14:25:49 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch: switch device 12d1:1446 on 003/007
Oct 9 14:25:50 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[2693]: Could not read attribute: No such file or directory
Oct 9 14:25:50 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch[2693]: usb_modeswitch: switched to 12d1:1446 on 3/7
Oct 9 14:25:51 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch_dispatcher[2693]: Unable to open bind list file: No such file or directory
Oct 9 14:25:51 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch[2693]: usb_modeswitch: add device ID 12d1:1446 to driver option
Oct 9 14:25:51 u1604-jfv60 usb_modeswitch[2693]: usb_modeswitch: please report the device ID to the Linux USB developers!
Oct 9 14:25:58 u1604-jfv60 systemd[1]: Started USB_ModeSwitch_3-2:1.0.

Modem does not connect to 3G network.

Changed in usb-modeswitch (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

I read http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=610274
Got modem working with:
sudo usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 1446 -J

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