Huawei UMTS USB sticks on openSUSE 13.2: update available

All users of Huawei UMTS / GSM / 4G-LTE USB sticks on openSUSE 13.2 are strongly encouraged to update usb_modeswitch at least to version 2.2.0 before using their modem and before trying any other fix. The update can be done by:

downloading and installing usb_modeswitch-data-2.2.0-7.1.noarch.rpm
for 64 bit downloading and installing usb_modeswitch-2.2.0-7.1.x86_64.rpm
for 32 bit downloading and installing usb_modeswitch-2.2.0-7.1.i586.rpm

If you can connect to the internet by cable or WiFi, please be aware that:

a 1-click-install is available, but pay attention to disable the permanent subscription to the HW repository if you don’t want it,

or those used to the command line may type with root permission:

zypper ar -f
zypper ref
(it will ask you to trust the repo, answer A aka Always here)
zypper in --from hardware usb_modeswitch

For technical details please see bug 903753.

thanx a lot!
the funny part is that you can’t install these two packages one at the time, since one depends on other. here is how I’ve proceed:
I downloaded the two .rpm from: looking for tumbleweed versions.
then i opened the terminal and typed as root:

zypper install .......drag those two packages in the terminal window

and hit enter. in this case, you avoid to add some repository and then maybe forget to unsubscribe to them.

Correct… but

**selecting both downloaded packages > right-clicking > Open with Package Install > root password
gets the job done as well.

this thread should be pinned at least for this release cycle.

At last an update to the broken package landed in the official 13.2/Update repository.
From now on, you **only need to update your OS 13.2 **to get a working package.

Keep having a lot of fun.