Monday, July 07, 2014

How do you like this music to be re-energized?

Saturday, May 05, 2012

SFR 3G+ USB key configuration for Linux

Check the model number on the key, under its cover. This one says E173s-2.

The key has 2 modes: a mass storage and a modem. Once plugged in, it needs to be switched 
from the first to the second using usb-modeswitch.


Edit /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/12d1:1c0b with the following contents:

# Huawei E173s

DefaultVendor= 0x12d1 
DefaultProduct= 0x1c0b 

TargetVendor= 0x12d1 
TargetProduct= 0x1c05 


MessageEndpoint= 0x0f 
MessageContent= "55534243123456780000000000000011062000000100000000000000000000" 

Edit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules (or /etc/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules) with the following contents:

# Huawei E173s 
ATTRS{idVendor}=="12d1", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1c0b", RUN+="usb_modeswitch '%b/%k'"

Plug the device.
Run lsusb
There should be a line like:
Bus 001 Device 018: ID 12d1:1c0b Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 

usb_modeswitch -c /usr/share/usb_modeswitch/12d1:1c0b

Run lsusb
The line should now be:
Bus 001 Device 018: ID 12d1:1c05 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 

modprobe usbserial vendor=0x12d1 product=0x1c05
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*

You should see:

Go to System / Preferences / Network connections
Mobile Broadband
HUAWEI HUAWEI Mobile should appear as one of the possible device for this connection.
Select Country / Provider
Web / Prepaid

Upon restarting your system, unplug/replug device and disconnect from other network connections.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Inauguration du nouveau centre de recherche et de la culture de Google en France

Official Google Blog: Inaugurating our new French headquarters

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The official Google Code blog: Paid version of Google Translate API now open for ...

The official Google Code blog: Paid version of Google Translate API now open for ...: By Jeff Chin, Product Manager Back in May, we announced the deprecation of the free Translate API v1 . Today, we’re introducing a paid v...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My other favorite Google+ feature: Hangouts

Real-life sharing with Google+

Watch the playlist of other Google+ features here.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


Here is finally a way to express myself as a Google Search user. This movie presents why the +1 button will be useful to most. Here is the
announcement. If you have a website, go to your AdSense home to get the +1 code snippet to add to your site and watch the count grow.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Google Chromebooks: completely new approach to a computer

Chromebooks for partners launched. This is a computer with the simplicity of a browser and nothing else! Starts in seconds. Even better than a tablet with a full keyboard and an adjustable monitor.

Dates: "Chromebooks will be available online June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. More countries will follow in the coming months. In the U.S., Chromebooks will be available from Amazon and Best Buy and internationally from leading retailers."

Program: "Chromebooks for Business and Education. This service from Google includes Chromebooks and a cloud management console to remotely administer and manage users, devices, applications and policies. Also included is enterprise-level support, device warranties and replacements as well as regular hardware refreshes. Monthly subscriptions will start at $28/user for businesses and $20/user for schools."

Announcement: Official Google Blog: A new kind of computer: Chromebook