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I just upgraded my netbook from Ubuntu 11.xx to 12.04 and after that I could not use my Alcatel X215 3G modem any more. With the former version of Ubuntu, I had installed the driver-tool package from Alcatel plus usb-modeswitch and wdial. All worked perfectly. After the upgrade no way. I could not find any trace of /dev/ttyUSB* in the file system.

How can I get my modem to work in 12.04?

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Provide output from; lsusb | grep 1bbb – david6 Jun 15 '12 at 8:34
Same issue as:… – david6 Jun 15 '12 at 8:43
@david6 That's a different modem. Are you sure this is a duplicate? – Eliah Kagan Jun 23 '12 at 23:13
It may not be a true duplicate question, but is likely the same issue. If this user posted the lsusb output for their Alcatel modem (eg. 1bbb:????), it would be much clearer. – david6 Jun 24 '12 at 0:11

I followed the instructions below and got X220L work after restart.

ALCATEL Modem compatibility on UB 12.04

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Eliah Kagan Jun 23 '12 at 23:12

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