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Offline Juanito

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2021, 07:42:26 AM »
When I start the dbus daemon the status reports that it has started..

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2021, 08:34:14 AM »
I also don't want to side track from the modem - but noticed this in dmesg - Doesn't look good - But maybe it's fine?

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[   17.611855] cfg80211: Problem loading in-kernel X.509 certificate (-22)
[   17.612030] cfg80211: failed to load regulatory.db


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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2021, 08:44:42 AM »
That loads correctly for me, what exact version of piCore are you using on which RPi?

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2021, 08:52:35 AM »
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processor : 0
model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
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processor : 1
model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
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CPU implementer : 0x41
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processor : 2
model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
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CPU architecture: 7
CPU variant : 0x0
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processor : 3
model name : ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l)
BogoMIPS : 38.40
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Hardware : BCM2835
Revision : a020d3
Serial : 0000000058da172e
Model : Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Rev 1.3

snb@snb:~$ version
13.0.3

snb@snb:~$ uname -a
Linux snb 5.10.16-piCore-v7 #1 SMP Tue Feb 16 19:08:42 UTC 2021 armv7l GNU/Linux

Offline Juanito

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2021, 12:04:03 AM »
After some more checking, modemmanager needed org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.conf and networkmanager to be running in oder to work - networkmanager was broken by an update to nettle, so nettle7 has been added to its dep file.

With the updated modemmanager and networkmanager:

without networkmanager running:
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$ mmcli -L
error: couldn't find the ModemManager process in the bus

with networkmanager running:
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$ mmcli -L
No modems were found

Offline Juanito

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2021, 12:48:23 AM »
..which is to be expected without a modem to test (testing done with an RPi3 using piCore-13.0.3).

What is not clear is why you cannot start the dbus daemon and why you believe the usb-modeswitch extensions are not the most recent versions.

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2021, 05:54:27 AM »
Hi Juanito
... why you believe the usb-modeswitch extensions are not the most recent versions.
In reply #17 he said he ran  "usb_modeswitch -e"  which reported  "Version 2.1.0 (C) Josua Dietze 2013".

Then in reply #20 he said:
So seems modeswitch is correct so something else :( ...
So maybe he then updated his extensions.

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2021, 07:04:09 AM »
That's what's confusing - usb-modeswitch wasn't in the repo before, and now:
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$ usb_modeswitch -e

 * usb_modeswitch: handle USB devices with multiple modes
 * Version 2.6.0 (C) Josua Dietze 2017
 * Based on libusb1/libusbx

 ! PLEASE REPORT NEW CONFIGURATIONS !

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2021, 07:22:21 AM »
Hi Juanito
Maybe he found it in one of the older repos?

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2021, 11:10:10 AM »
seems the internal server error is stopping me from posting :(

trying an attachment instead.


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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2021, 11:30:30 AM »
I'm really just poking at what I have no idea of how it works - but in trying a manual start I get this :

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snb@snb:~$ sudo dbus-daemon --system
Failed to start message bus: Could not get UID and GID for username "tc"

I deleted the tc user as no need so now somehow dbus only wants that user?


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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2021, 12:04:38 PM »
So I modified :

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/usr/local/share/dbus-1/system.conf
And now a bit closer maybe as dbus says running :

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snb@snb:~$ sudo /usr/local/etc/init.d/dbus status

dbus is running.

But I still get :

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snb@snb:~$ mmcli -L
error: couldn't find the ModemManager process in the bus

Is not having the TC user now going to break this? :(


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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2021, 03:22:51 PM »
Yes, the dbus configuration defaults to using the user tc, so if your system does not have tc, then you need to change any config that references user tc

You will need to make sure those configuration files are backed up, as the defaults will no longer work for you.


I would highly recommend you start over with a default image.   Leave the username as tc.  Don't change that until you understand how things work.

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Re: Updated USB Modeswitch OR WWAN0?
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2021, 03:14:45 AM »
Note also, that when testing, networkmanager needed to be running for modemmanager to work.

The above shouldn't be the case, but it's not obvious why...