I saw a post by someone that had successfully configured a Clear USB modem for linux using wine. I cannot find that post. It was on a Clear forum. Here is my lsusb output I am getting now. I have a Clear 4G+ Mobile USB modem. It is a Sierra Wireless Air Card 250u. I was able to get a brief 3G connection out of the box, with Squeeze 6.0. I would be happy to at least get connection manager working, as it does in Windows XP.
Subsequent edit. I did a clean install of 6.0 Squeeze, and Clear USB modum worked right out of the box. All I had to do was, right click on Network Manager icon on upper right corner of screen, checked enable mobile broadband. clicked on edit connection info. There I manually entered Clear as my provider, checked on connect auto, and left other fields blank or default settings. I still only get 3G, but I have multiple barriers to a microwave signal in my location. But I still will continue and may need help as I configure Clears Connection Manager, and or firmware.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 198f:0220 Beceem Communications Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1199:0301 Sierra Wireless, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:2512 Standard Microsystems Corp. USB 2.0 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 roo
I am guessing I would have to locate firmware to make this device work in linux. If anyone can add any information, links or suggestions, I sure would appreciate it. Perhaps someone else has made this device work with linux. Thanks, Frank