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Bug 234935 - ppp0 with USB ADSL modem and ATM protocol not working at boot time
Summary: ppp0 with USB ADSL modem and ATM protocol not working at boot time
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-02 22:03 UTC by Martí­n Marqués
Modified: 2008-05-06 19:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:26:47 UTC

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Description Martí­n Marqués 2007-04-02 22:03:43 UTC
Description of problem:

Whenever I started my PC connected to and ADSL USB modem (Huawei) I have to make
the conection by hand. Now I entered the commands to the /etc/rc.local and
connection is comming up at boot time, but I think the place for this is in the
network configuration scripts, especificaly

The lines I have to add are:

modprobe br2684
br2684ctl -c 0 -b -a 0.33
ifconfig nas0 up
ifup ppp0

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

As mentioned above

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

If I enable ppp0 at boot it doesn't work

Expected results:

ppp0 has to come up in boot time.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2007-04-06 03:28:32 UTC
1) if you need to load that module by hand, it's a bug in that module
2) the br2684ctl line looks like it's best done in a udev script
3) what is nas0?

Comment 2 Martí­n Marqués 2007-04-06 20:34:28 UTC
Sorry Bill. Got it fixed in modprobe.conf:

alias nas0 br2684
install br2684 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install br2684 && /usr/sbin/br2684ctl -c
0  -b -a 0.33 >/dev/null 2>&1 || :

The thing was that there was no information on how to automatize this. Seeing
how the sound card got loaded I tried those lines in modprobe.conf whcih work
like a charme.

Thaks anyway.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2007-04-07 22:16:29 UTC
With that, does it work?

If it's a USB device, the driver really should be loading automatically.

Comment 4 Martí­n Marqués 2007-04-08 14:32:30 UTC
The problem was not with the USB module, which is the ueagle-atm, but with the
br2685 module (I'm not an expert on this) that is a bridge to the ATM protocol.

The thing is that there are parameters that have to be given to the module (the
br2684) to make it work with my ISP (the -a 0.33 argument), and the only way I
knew how to do it was with the command lines that I stated in the original
message here.

Maybe, as there is a proliferance of USB modem there should be a graphical
interface in Fedora con configure them.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2007-04-16 22:05:27 UTC
Moving to system-config-network, then. Not sure how automatically this could be
detected and configured, though.

Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2007-04-17 07:54:21 UTC
very difficult to automatize this...

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:44:34 UTC
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:26:45 UTC
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