I set up this 3g card to work using minime (before 2009). The setup has continued to work through all of the recent upgrades. That is until about two weeks ago. I set it up using kppp, like this:http://www.pclosmag.com/html/Issues/200907/page11.html
I've also used upgraded kernels from testing, 2.6.27.x, and built the 2.6.31.x kernel using xmenuconfig. All of these still worked. This is my main install, but I still build packages and do some (relatively) safe testing. I am asking for help, but this is not a completely standard install. hwdetect, udev, hal,
. Something has taken over control of the modem, but doesn't let me configure it. PCC has never worked for this, but it seems to want to try. It is automatically recognized and a connection configured, each time I boot up with the modem attached. After trying to configure it in PCC and failing, I tried to remove the connection in PCC and restarting it with KPPP. The modem seems to come on, but I can't connect.
I'm rambling, because it is very late here. If anyone is willing to takes this on, I'll be more precise and clear thinking in the morning!