Found a modem on /dev/ttyUSB1.
Modem configuration written to /etc/wvdial.conf.
/etc/wvdial.conf<Warn>: Can't write '/etc/wvdial.conf.tmp9380': Permission denied
/etc/wvdial.conf<Warn>: Can't write '/etc/wvdial.conf' ('/etc/wvdial.conf'): Bad file descriptor
ttyUSB1<Info>: Speed 9600; init "ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0"
Like M0E, said, you need to run wvdialconf as root, in order to write the configuration file in the /etc directory.
If, in Ubuntu, you then open the file /etc/wvdial.conf and write the phone number, username, and password in the appropriate lines, you should then be able to connect by simply typing "wvdial" in a terminal.
My point is just that you don't need network manager to connect.
The problem is why vector isn't attaching the modem to /dev/ttyUSB... It looks like it is thinking of it as a storage device.
Three possible solutions (you might have tried them already, but give it another shot) :
1. It seems vl-hot is having a go at mounting the device. Try going to VasmCC and switching the mounter from "vl-hot" to "hal". I don't know if it would make a difference, but it's worth a shot.
2. If even with hal, you don't get the right /var/log/messages output, Rbistolfi has advised you to put a file in /etc/udev/rules.d/huawei.rules . That really might work.
Follow his instructions, but make sure that the vendor id and product code match your device (you can see those codes in usbview).
3. If that doesn't work, delete that file. Install usb_modeswitch again. Dowload it from the webpage and extract it. In the directory, do:
gcc -l usb -o usb_modeswitch usb_modeswitch.c
This will compile it. As root, copy the new executable called "usb_modeswitch" to /usr/sbin and the file called "usb_modeswitch.conf" to /etc
Usb_modeswitch has been tested with both the E220 and the E169. I've never used it, so I can't help more here.
These solutions can really help, as all we need is for /var/log/messages to show that the modem is attached.
Also, I will ask again: you have two modems, one E169 and one E220. One of them showed the right /var/log/messages output (from what you posted). That one should work with vector. Is this right?
All these solutions people have been posting are for the *other* modem (the one that doesn't say that it was attached to /dev/ttyUSB).
I'm sorry for insisting on this, but it would be helpful for us to know which modem we're talking about and which one works with vector. Then if other people see this thread, they know which model is easier to get to work.