I am installing a USB Aircard on my MSI Wind which is running OpenSUSE 11. I thought I had to install a driver for it but when I plug it in it appears OpenSUSE 11 is recognizing the card and showing a driver is there. It seems the issue is getting it to actually use this driver and connect. I’m relatively new to Linux but figured I can use KNetwork Manager like I do for Wi-Fi but later used the following post suggesting KPPP:
Sierra Aircard 881 USB + Linux? - PC Cards - Wireless Forums from AT&T
hit the configure button
on accounts tab create new account
connection name: “aircard” or whatever you desire
phone number: 99**1#
on the modems tab
hit the “new” button
name your modem
*modem device: /dev/ttyUSB2
now click on modem tab
uncheck wait for dial tone
hit the modem commands button
init1 box enter: AT+CGDCONT=1"IP,“isp.cingular”
hit the query modem button
it should recognize and return info about the modem
login ID: IFP@CINGULAR.GPRS.COM
will get you connected
Here is the issue I’m having. KPPP wasn’t on my distribution so I downloaded it from the repositories. After doing that I tried all the above but ran into some problems. The modem was on USB0 so I changed it to dev/tty/USB0.
The problem is after I installed KPPP and opened it up it said that I don’t have sufficient permissions to run:
Then below it says:
Make sure that KPPP is owned by root and has the SUID bit set.
What exactly does that mean? It seems I have to change permissions somewhere but since I’m a newbie I don’t understand what I have to do.
The next issue is I then follow all the procedures as I pasted above but then when I follow the procedure where it says to hit the query modem button it says: “Unable to create modem lock file.”
It appears I have everything set up but could this be because of the insufficient permissions or is this 2nd issue unrelated?
Even though it gives the original permissions error message it seems to run the KPPP Program but I assume even though it’s running it’s not working correctly.
Any idea how I can fix this or is there even another connect program that I should use instead of KPPP to use my USB 881 Connect Aircard for AT&T?
This is my original post:
Problem getting AT&T USB Connect 881 working on OpenSUSE 11 - openSUSE Forums