[SATLUG] Networking: Hardy and Novatel 727 USB card

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Sun Aug 17 17:27:15 CDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:35, Cheryl Holmes <cherylholmes72 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Has anyone had success getting a Novatel 727 USB card (Verizon) to work in
> Hardy and if so, would you please tell me how to do it?  The hardware is
> supposedly Linux compatible...does the modem also have to be intialized by
> a
> Win PC?

Yes, to both.  You MUST `eject` the virtual CDROM before the ttyUSB for the
modem is found (not sure why, but if you don't do the eject, udev won't find
the modem device).

And yes, it must be "activated" via windows, but once it is activated, it
works fine.

> The newest version of Ubuntu is due out in Oct. called Intrepid Ibex.  It
> will support this modem out of the box I'm told by Ubuntu.  But there is no
> backporting for Hardy.

I would be interested in what it took to "support" this hardware, since it
works in all of the distros that I have tried recently.  I assume that there
is a workaround (probably udev script) that does an auto eject of the
modem's virtual CDROM first.  Incidentally, you have to fo the same thing
with the MicroSD, if you have the reader populated.

> This is what I was told by Ubuntu LaunchPad
> ...
> Your question #42377 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/42377
> Marlon Cisternas Milla posted a new comment:
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. However, I am closing it because the bug has been fixed
> in the latest development version of Ubuntu - the Intrepid Ibex. It
> won't be fixed in previous versions of Ubuntu because the package
> doesn't fit the requirements for backporting. See
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports for more information.
> --------------------------------
> marcobra requested for more information:
> Intrepid Ibex is the development release that will be released in
> October 2008.
> Thank you very much for your help...cheryl
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