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Re: DSL modem support in Fedora Core needs system-config-network support.

Le mercredi 26 janvier 2005 Ã 19:25 +0000, David Woodhouse a Ãcrit :
> (Originally sent to fedora-config-list but trapped for moderation, and I
> may get volunteers here too...)
> Fedora Core 3 supports PPP over ATM (PPPoA) with any DSL modem which the
> kernel can use as an ATM device -- currently that's only USB modems
> based on the Alcatel SpeedTouch chipset

No :-)
Fedora Core 3 works near perfectly with Bewan modem. I use a Bewan PCI
ST with pppoatm. pppoeth also works but need some tricks. Other people
success to use Bewan USB ST modem.

Package for Bewan modem :
README file is missing :-)
The kernel-2.6.10-1.741_FC3.bewan is just because Bewan does not support

I only need to create a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 file.

NB: Bewan is a proprietary driver.
> , but we're working on more
> hardware drivers.
> The updated packages in rawhide also support PPP over Ethernet over ATM.
> (PPPoE with a real DSL modem, not over _real_ Ethernet to an external
> DSL modem/bridge).

pppoeth with bewan ("real DSL modem") works.
In ifcfg-ppp0 I set :

>  That should work fine in FC3 too if you update your
> rp-pppoe and install linux-atm packages from the yum repo at
> ftp://ftp.infradead.org/pub/linux-atm/
> To connect, first you need to install the firmware for your modem
> into /lib/firmware (see the speedtouch-firmware.nosrc.rpm in the same
> FTP directory) and then you need to configure it. You can just set up an
> xDSL connection with system-config-network, then modify the resulting
> configuation file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0 as follows.
> For PPPoA, remove the 'ETH=' line, and add something like:
>         LINUX_PLUGIN=pppoatm.so
>         VCI=0
>         VPI=38
> Replace the '0' and '38' with the appropriate values for your ISP.
> There's 
> a table at http://linux-
> usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/faq/index.html#q12
> which may help. 
> For PPPoE, also remove the 'ETH=' line, and add:
>         LINUX_PLUGIN=rp-pppoe.so
>         BR2684DEV=0
>         VCI=0
>         VPI=38
> (again with corrected VCI= and VPI= values).
> It would be useful if system-config-network could do that for you. Any
> volunteers for doing that? There's an update for the 'New Device' UI at
> http://david.woodhou.se/ADSLInterfaceDruid.glade but I don't talk
> Python, and system-config-network from CVS doesn't even build at the
> moment due to autocrap problems. 
> All we need to do is make 'DSL modem' one of the options in the newly-
> renamed 'Hardware device' box. Then if 'DSL modem' isn't chosen, shade
> out the options for VCI, VPI and protocol. If it _is_ chosen, then write
> out the config file according to the above instructions.
> The UI for _editing_ devices also wants to be updated similarly.
> It might also be useful to extend the providerdb with VPI/VCI/proto
> information for various ISPs. 
> In the longer term, kudzu could perhaps learn to look
> in /proc/net/atm/devices for ATM-capable devices, but that wouldn't show
> up a SpeedTouch modem before its firmware is present anyway, so I
> wouldn't want that to be the _only_ way the user can choose to use a DSL
> modem.

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