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Apparently you are using Gnome? Check with System Settings (click on the upper right corner, select button with tools), select Network, you should see all recognized peripherals.
If your DW5811 has an odd switching mechanism, it might need special commands to expose the modem.
Maybe that Snapdragon chipset is not yet supported. Please confirm your OpenSUSE version and Desktop Environment meanwhile.
Yes, that confirms that a supporting driver is loaded. (It appears as an ethernet device to Linux.) You mention that no device node is reported by ‘/sbin/ifconfig’ but that YaST detected the device and you could configure it? The following command will show all available network interfaces (active or not)
Network Manager wont see it at all (GUI), Gnome Nettoool sees it - but changes wont affect it. When changing the service in YaST to Wicked, i can change parameters, but “setup-in-progress” stays as the status for all devices.
i guess it’s something i did wrong earlier, maybe a fresh install will help?
there was also another thing, not network related, vmmon (vmware monitor) is crashing sometimes.
Anyone who wants to use their phone or other mobile device as their “modem” should first look at the device’s capabilities as a Mobile Hot Spot, most or many Android phones sold after 2012 should have this capability but of course any feature can also be disabled by the phone’s carrier (All carriers modify and customize the Android that’s installed on devices that are designed to run on their systems).
The reason is that a Hotspot configuration is simple and only involves configuring ethernet.
If you try to configure any other connection including serial connections (RS-232 or bluetooth usually), then they <may> involve still running ethernet over serial, or they might be only serial (I haven’t seen that for about 15 years).
If you don’t know how to do that first step, you need to post the exact model name of your phone that’s typically in
Settings > About phone > Model number
With that information and verifying a few features haven’t been disabled, it should be quick and fast to get you set up.
With your phone functional in a known way, it would then be very quick and easy to set up your openSUSE to connect depending on your phone.
None of that is applicable to this thread. It’s about an internal LTE broadband device that the OP would like to use for mobile connectivity. Unfortunately, the device does not yet appear to be supported.
I took a look around and couldn’t find a VendorID:DeviceID for this modem. If such can be found (or contact Dell or Qualcomm for the info), I’d think that it shouldn’t be that difficult to write a udev rule and possibly definition that could get at least basic functionality working (I couldn’t guess if any advanced or unique features would be easily defined. Maybe Dell or Qualcomm would be willing to help… Or, maybe that is all in that upstream patch).
Hi, just quoting from the release notes of Tumbleweed snapshot 20160825
. sierra-legacy,sierra: the implementation for Sierra modems
is now split into two different plugins: a ‘legacy’ one for
the old PPP and DirectIP based modems and the standard one
for the newer QMI and MBIM based ones.
. dell: new plugin for Dell rebranded devices from Novatel,
Sierra or Ericsson.
Maybe it is worth giving the latest TW LiveDVD a shot…
I took a look around and couldn’t find a VendorID:DeviceID for this modem.
The chipset details were provided by the OP (post #4)
P: Vendor=413c ProdID=81b6 Rev=00.06
If such can be found (or contact Dell or Qualcomm for the info), I’d think that it shouldn’t be that difficult to write a udev rule and possibly definition that could get at least basic functionality working (I couldn’t guess if any advanced or unique features would be easily defined. Maybe Dell or Qualcomm would be willing to help… Or, maybe that is all in that upstream patch).