Introduction ~

This article is about how to configure TATA Indicom,BSNL and Reliance Broadband+ Netconnect ( EDVO usb modem ) on Ubuntu Linux.

To configure Reliance,BSNL and Tataindicom epi valley usb modem please refer the following article ~

To configure Tataindicom,Reliance Huawei datacard refer the following article ~

** EVDO ?

EVolution-Data Optimized (EVDO) is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. It uses multiplexing techniques including code division multiple access (CDMA) as well as time division multiple access (TDMA)
to maximize both individual user’s throughput and the overall system throughput. It is standardized by (3G) 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2) as part of the CDMA2000 family of standards and has been adopted by many mobile phone service providers around the world – particularly those previously employing CDMA networks.

How to configure Reliance Broadband+ Netconnect –

Step 1] Mount USB file system to “/proc/bus/usb” –

root@laptop:~# ls  /proc/bus/usb/

* It shows that usbfs is not mounted on “/proc/bus/usb”. To mount run following command….

root@laptop:/var/src/usb_modeswitch-1.0.5# mount -t usbfs  none /proc/bus/usb
root@laptop:/var/src/usb_modeswitch-1.0.5# ls /proc/bus/usb/
001  002  003  004  005  006  007  devices

Step 2] Get the status of Reliance Broadband+ USB device ~

* lsusb list USB devices connected to PC as well as information about USB buses in the system and the devices connected to them.

* Output before connecting Reliance Broadband+ Netconnect usb modem –

root@laptop:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

* Let’s connect Reliance Broadband+ Netconnect! usb modem –

root@laptop:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 004: ID 19d2:fff5
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor

* Bus 005 Device 004: ID 19d2:fff5  – This shows that the Reliance (EVDO) usb device is detected with Vendor_id  19d2  and product_id fff5

root@laptop:~# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

T:  Bus=07 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 23 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=19d2 ProdID=fff5 Rev= 0.00
S:  Manufacturer=ZTE, Incorporated
S:  Product=USB Storage
S:  SerialNumber=000000000002
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=100mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usbserial_generic
E:  Ad=89(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=0a(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms

root@laptop:~# dmesg | tail
[15035.656075] usb 7-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 24
[15035.814188] usb 7-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[15035.827708] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[15035.828851] usb-storage: device found at 24
[15035.828856] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[15040.831095] usb-storage: device scan complete
[15040.834105] scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access     ZTE      USB Storage FFF1 2.31 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[15040.839233] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[15040.839378] sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0

*** Reliance Broadband+ EVDO USB is detected as “USB storage device” as shown above…

Step 3] How to use Reliance Broadband+ Netconnect as USB Modem –

To use Reliance Broadband+ usb as USB Modem. We need to switch the usb mode of this device with the help of “usb_modeswitch” tool.

Download ~

Help –

* Download and extract the “usb_modeswitch” –

root@laptop:/var/src# wget -c

root@laptop:/var/src# tar xvfj usb_modeswitch-1.0.5.tar.bz2

* Now compile and install –

root@laptop:/var/src/usb_modeswitch-1.0.5# gcc -l usb -o usb_modeswitch usb_modeswitch.c
root@laptop:/var/src/usb_modeswitch-1.0.5# make install
mkdir -p /usr/sbin
install ./usb_modeswitch /usr/sbin
mkdir -p /etc
install –mode=644 ./usb_modeswitch.conf /etc

**** Now configure USB mode switching –

a) Edit configuration file “/etc/usb_modeswitch.conf” –

Just search for vendor and product id eg (19d2 and fff5) in config “/etc/usb_modeswitch.conf” file….
This file contains most of the details. I choose following setting and that work’s for me

root@laptop:~# cat  /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf

# ZTE AC8710

DefaultVendor=  0x19d2
DefaultProduct= 0xfff5

TargetVendor=   0x19d2
TargetProduct=  0xfff1



b) Now run “usb_modeswitch” command to switch the mode of USB device

root@laptop:~# usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf

Step 4] Load “usbserial” module

* Remember in Ubuntu 09.04 the “usbserial” is buildin kernel. To load that module we need to modify “grub.conf” or “menu.lst” GRUB config file

root@laptop:~# cat /boot/grub/menu.lst

title        Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-11-generic
uuid        c98db8a7-0a2e-4cea-b9d5-43a30c892fb0
kernel        /vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda5  ro quiet splash  usbserial.vendor=0x19d2  usbserial.product=0xfff1
initrd        /initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic

**** Reboot the machine and run the following command

* Output before switch….

root@laptop:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 023: ID 19d2:fff5
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

root@laptop:~# usb_modeswitch -c /etc/usb_modeswitch.conf

* Output after switch….

root@laptop:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 024: ID 19d2:fff1
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

root@laptop:~# usb_modeswitch  -v 19d2 -p fff1

Looking for default devices …
Found default devices (1)
Accessing device 004 on bus 005 …
Using endpoints 0x02 (out) and 0x82 (in)
Not a storage device, skipping SCSI inquiry

Device description data (identification)
Manufacturer: ZTE, Incorporated
Product: ZTE CDMA Tech
Serial No.: not provided
Warning: no switching method given.
-> Run lsusb to note any changes. Bye.


root@laptop:~# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

T:  Bus=07 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 24 Spd=12  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=19d2 ProdID=fff1 Rev= 0.00
S:  Manufacturer=ZTE, Incorporated
S:  Product=ZTE CDMA Tech

C:* #Ifs= 6 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr=500mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  16 Ivl=128ms

root@laptop:~# dmesg  | tail
[   70.985075] usbserial_generic 5-1:1.1: generic converter detected
[   70.985109] usb 5-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB1
[   70.987028] usbserial_generic 5-1:1.2: generic converter detected
[   70.987064] usb 5-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB2
[   70.989589] usbserial_generic 5-1:1.3: generic converter detected
[   70.989623] usb 5-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB3
[   70.991023] usbserial_generic 5-1:1.4: generic converter detected
[   70.991061] usb 5-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB4
[   70.993066] usbserial_generic 5-1:1.5: generic converter detected
[   70.993109] usb 5-1: generic converter now attached to ttyUSB5

*** It shows that Reliance Broadband+ EVDO usb  is detected as CDMA modem

Step 5] Configure wvdail –

* Run “wvdialconf” to detect and edit “/etc/wvdial.conf” confile

root@laptop:~# wvdialconf
Editing `/etc/wvdial.conf’.
Scanning your serial ports for a modem.
Modem Port Scan<*1>: S0   S1

root@laptop:~# cat /etc/wvdial.conf

[Dialer Defaults]
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
Password = your_mobile_no
Username = your_mobile_no
Phone = #777
PPPP Path = /usr/sbin/pppd
Modem Type = Analog Modem
Stupid Mode = 1
Tonline = 0
Baud = 9600
New PPPD = 1
Modem = /dev/ttyUSB0
ISDN = 0

* Now it’s time to start surfing…..

root@laptop:~# wvdial &
[1] 21710

root@laptop:~# ifconfig

ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:115.184.XX.BB  P-t-P:220.224.CC.DD  Mask:
RX packets:4310 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4347 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:2268618 (2.2 MB)  TX bytes:445276 (445.2 KB)

Arun Bagul

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In my last post, we have seen how we build rpm package for apache with default mpm-worker now it this tutorial we will see how we build rpm of php that can work with apache with mpm-worker.

Download php source rpm from

To resolve the dependancies to build RPM package for PHP installing the require some lib packages

[root@testbed2:/tmp]# yum install bzip2-devel curl-devel gmp-devel aspell-devel libjpeg-devel libpng-devel pam-devel openssl-devel sqlite-devel pcre-devel krb5-devel libc-client-devel mysql-devel postgresql-devel unixODBC-devel libxml2-devel net-snmp-devel libxslt-devel libxml2-devel ncurses-devel gd-devel freetype-devel

install source rpm using
[root@testbed2:/tmp]# rpm -i php-5.1.6-20.el5.src.rpm

[root@testbed2:/tmp]# cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

vi php.spec and find “%configure” (without quote) where you can put the “–enable-maintainer-zts \” (without quote)

then rebuild rpm using below command

[root@testbed2:/usr/src/redhat/SPECS]# rpmbuild -bb php.spec

after creating rpm you will find all rpm in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/{your arch folder} folder
in my condition the rpm’s in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64

now change the httpd mpm to worker

[root@testbed2:/usr/src/redhat/X86_64]# /etc/init.d/httpd stop

edit file /etc/sysconfig/httpd

just uncomment the HTTPD=/usr/sbin/httpd.worker line

save and exit then start the httpd service

Now install php rpms from /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/{your arch folder}

[root@testbed2:/tmp]# /etc/init.d/httpd start
[root@testbed2:/tmp]# httpd -V
[root@testbed2:/tmp]# php -v

This is the way that I have done this. I know people are many way and good idea’s to do this.

So keep commenting that update that the things.

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Posted on 14-09-2009
Filed Under (Apache, Redhat & Fedora, UNIX/Linux) by Ravi Bhure

Guy’s since I started working on apache, I found that apache is most use ful web technology over network.
Everyone knows that (multi-processing module) MPM Prefork is default included in apache rather than MPM Worker.

MPM Prefork = This Multi-Processing Module (MPM) implements a non-threaded, pre-forking web server that handles requests in a manner similar to Apache 1.3. It is appropriate for sites that need to avoid threading for compatibility with non-thread-safe libraries. It is also the best MPM for isolating each request, so that a problem with a single request will not affect any other.
MPM Worker = This Multi-Processing Module (MPM) implements a hybrid multi-process multi-threaded server. By using threads to serve requests, it is able to serve a large number of requests with fewer system resources than a process-based server. However, it retains much of the stability of a process-based server by keeping multiple processes available, each with many threads.

More information is available on manuals

On RPM based OS’s, apache is default with MPM-Prefork so we will build apache RPM (with default MPM-worker) for our own, don’t know this will be useful or now but will have know everyone with this 🙂

Download the source rpm packages from

[root@testbed2:/tmp]# wget

install http source rpm

[root@testbed2:/tmp]# rpm -ivh httpd-2.2.3-22.el5.centos.src.rpm

[root@testbed2:/tmp]# cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

edit httpd.spec with vi editor

[root@testbed2:/usr/src/redhat/SPECS]# vi httpd.spec

find the –with-mpm and enter below config parameter under the –with-mpm

–enable-headers –enable-uniqueid \
–enable-deflate \
–enable-mime-magic \
–enable-so –enable-rewrite \
–enable-http \
–enable-log-config \
–with-libexpat=built-in \

Now find the “mpmbuild prefork”  and replace with “mpmbuild worker”

Now find the “mpmbuild worker” and replace with “mpmbuild prefork”
(you may find this, just few line below)

and most important thing is that you have to comment some lines i.e. (./prefork/httpd -l | grep -v prefork > prefork.mods to done)

find and comment from “./prefork/httpd -l | grep -v prefork > prefork.mods” to “Done” (i.e. just total 8 lines)

Now time to build http with mpmworker for that some dependancies are comes that we will resolve using yum

yum install xmlto db4-devel expat-devel libselinux-devel  apr-devel apr-util-devel pcre-devel openssl-devel distcache-devel

[root@testbed2:/usr/src/redhat/SPECS]# rpmbuild -bb httpd.spec

you have wait for few min and watch whats going on screen ……

your rpm build is created and placed into /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/x86_64

Now install the packages and check with ‘httpd -V’


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