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Huawei k3765 and Vodafone Mobile Connect on Linux Ubuntu 10.04

In this post i will describe my installation of Vodafone Mobile Connect with Huawei k3765 on Ubuntu 10.04.
A version of Vodafone Mobile Connect software is available for linux on The project url is:
First of all download the latest version from svn. So install svn with apt-get:

sudo apt-get install subversion

and then

svn checkout

that will create the folder vodafone-mobile-connect in the current directory. Cd to this folder. You will see a file INSTALL. Install all the dependencies listed in this INSTALL file with apt-get and run the commands chmod and chown in the extra steps. Replaced :dialout with :dip.
Add your user to the group dip

sudo usermod -a -G dip nicola

Then install the package usb-modeswitch and other dependencies:

sudo apt-get install usb-modeswitch hal python-tz python-twisted-conch wvdial

Restart the computer if hal was not installed.
Then install the VMC. In the vodafone-mobile-connect dir issue the command:

sudo python install

Next connect the Huawei k3765 and run the command:

hal-find-by-capability –capability modem –verbose

If the modem is not listed, it will not be detected automatically. If not listed there is a missing file. You have to copy the file resources/platform/ubuntu/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/20thirdparty in the vodafone-mobile-connect folder in /usr/share….:

sudo cp resources/platform/ubuntu/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/20thirdparty/05-vmc-devices.fdi  /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/20thirdparty

Next you have to restart hal, so reboot your computer. After reboot rerun the command:

hal-find-by-capability –capability modem –verbose

you should see you Huawei listed.
Open the terminal and add executable flag to VMC:

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/vodafone-mobile-connect-card*

Change some permissions:

sudo chmod 0660 /etc/ppp/pap-secrets
sudo chmod 0660 /etc/ppp/chap-secrets

Now open a terminal and start VMC with the command:


use the command vodafone-mobile-connect-card-driver-for-linux-debug to see debug messages.
You can add a link to Applications/Internet menu copying this file:

sudo cp resources/platform/ubuntu/usr/share/applications/vmc.desktop  /usr/share/applications

If you get an os not supported error check you installed all dependecies. I missed to install wvdial and i got os not supported.
If you have some permission errors on /etc/ppp/peers, and you cannot get out from them, run this command:

chmod 777 /etc/ppp/peers

4 risposte su “Huawei k3765 and Vodafone Mobile Connect on Linux Ubuntu 10.04”

Hi, great post and a perfect installation guideline. i followed all the steps and got the VMC running. The problem is that when I try to launch the Internet connection *button connect in the GUI@ I got the error message “twistd program closed unexpectedly”. DO you have any suggestion_

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