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My ubuntu 12.04 is unable to detect my tata photon VME-102 usb model but the same usb is working fine in windows. when i use the connection manager to create connection it shows that no usb is connected to the computer.

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Rohan, you can also search the Ubuntu Forums. Here are a few threads from there but I don't use Tata Photon and can't comment about them: 1, 2, 3, 4 –  user25656 Aug 6 '12 at 19:08
    
could you paste the output of lsusb both before and after connecting the dongle? –  user106463 Nov 8 '12 at 14:32

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in case you haven't figured it out yet then here you go....

Steps 1. plug in the modem 2. run lsusb in terminal modem is connected as Bus 00x Device 00z: ID 22f4:0021

 3.type -    cd /etc/usb_modeswitch.d
 4. type-    sudo gedit

 5. paste the following script
# #############Tata Photon+

#

#############Contributor: Nirbheek Chauhan

DefaultVendor= 0x22f4 DefaultProduct=0x0021

TargetClass=0xff

MessageContent="555342439f000000000000000000061b000000020000000000000000000000"

         6. save it as:     /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/22f4:0021
         7. type       cd /
         8. type     sudo usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/22f4:0021
         9. type     sudo usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/22f4:0021
         10. type    sudo usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/22f4:0021
         11.type     sudo usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/22f4:0021

open network manager and new cdma broadband connection would be listed there

steps 10 & 11 are repeats of 8 & 9 but that is a way i devised for getting olive v me102 modem to be recognized by ubuntu.

also note that the modem replugging would require the steps 8 and 9 to be performed everytime.

username and password both are internet

P.S. i am just a fellow user not a geek ! pardon me for the above format.

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i tried the above trick but nothing happens after step 7 i get message "no vendor and id provided" what should i do? –  user104401 Nov 4 '12 at 10:31

The above answer by Shubam works fine for me with a little solution to problem faced by Ankit.

Steps:

  1. plug in the modem
  2. run lsusb in terminal modem is connected as "Bus 00x Device 00z: ID 22f4:0021"
  3. cd /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/
  4. sudo gedit 22f4:0021
  5. paste the below script in the file

    ##############Tata Photon+
    #
    #############Contributor: Nirbheek Chauhan
    
    DefaultVendor=0x22f4
    DefaultProduct=0x0021
    TargetClass=0xff
    MessageContent="555342439f000000000000000000061b000000020000000000000000000000"
    
  6. save and close the editor

  7. cd /
  8. sudo usb_modeswitch -p 0021 -v 22f4 -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.d/22f4\:0021
  9. should show you some product message
  10. then at the top right network panel, now you will be able to see Tata Indicom (Photon+) connection 1 (CDMA)
  11. click it to connect. now you are successfully connected
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You could visit this link, where you may find your modem's script and also for other types of newer modems.

Paste them in place of above and voila!

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