Gobi2000 on CF-31 mk3 LinuxMint

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  1. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Trust sadlmkr. aka sheepman. Aka Jeff..he has been down this road before.
     
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  2. SHEEPMAN!

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    Sorry about that. I had forgotten why I use MX-16 now. Research sysctl/systemd in regards to Gobi.
    My take on it....the gobi card is grabbed by sysctl/systemd and it changes the name.....and does not release the card and as far as the gps portion anyway, it (the gobi card) does not like it's name changed....so it crashes.

    You know this is happening when you get errors trying to talk to usb.
    And if this isn't confusing I don't know what is. I shouldn't try to adlib this stuff.
    Let me check my notes.,,,,here in PM.
    I had a little success with systemctl stop gpsd.socket.

    Then I quit using Mint 18 until they got the bugs out. (Mint isn't the only one. The culprit in my feeble mind is sysctl and systemd.)

    Maybe try sudo modprobe pl2303.

    Have you tried cycling the wireless switch? If WWAN comes up then its a sure bet that systemd/sysctl are grabbing the card early in boot.
     
  3. SHEEPMAN!

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    In case you read the above, I'll double post.

    You need to be in dialout group (definitely) and uucp group (according to one link)

    A while back I added pl2303 and rechecked dmesg....it helped.

    The blacklist I remember was in MX-16.

    Annnd the only thing I have used Gobi cards for was GPS.

    Good luck

    Jeff
     
  4. theoak2

    theoak2 Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the help, although it sounds that this is a losing battle for the moment. I've tried all suggestions, and, as you suggested, I read up on systemd, and decided it is too complicated for me to fool with. I wonder that it has been adopted by so many distros as much as people (including Linus Torvald) hate it. Interestingly, one of it's lead developers was banned from contributing to the Linux kernel, because of producing such buggy software. Maybe the next iteration of Ubuntu will get the bugs ironed out or abandon it, and go back to normal inits. For me, this is my only bug with Ubuntu, so I won't yet jump ship.

    I suppose that I can just keep using iPhone for hotspot for the moment.
     
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    In my opinion, spare yourself the grief and get another WWAN module. Even in ideal conditions the Gobi2000 under Linux with sysvinit is a pain in the neck to get working.
     
  6. theoak2

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    Which do you suggest?
     
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    Depending on your carrier, the Sierra MC77xx series seems to be well supported. I don't own a CF31 (yet) but discussions here of late seem to privilege that range of modules.

    I have a MC7700 in both my CF-30 MK3 and CF-19 MK4 and I can pull damn well near 100 megabits on an LTE connection. I don't even have those speeds at home.
     
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  8. Shawn

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    I have a spare mc8355.
    Will that run on Linux easily?
     
  9. CWB32

    CWB32 Need parts for my flying saucer.

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    man , is there a way to put this information (and other stuff) in a list in the panasonic/linux category ?
    there is a bunch of stuff specific to the sundry flavors of linux .
    some sorting out and write up would be needed .
     
  10. theoak2

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    Previously, I could have sworn Linux just detected the Gobi2000, without jumping through any hoops (a few years ago) on CF-30.
     

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