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Bug 451183 - Firefox switches to [x] Work offline on PPP/modem connection
Summary: Firefox switches to [x] Work offline on PPP/modem connection
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-13 09:11 UTC by Miroslav Pragl
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:03 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-13 22:09:12 UTC

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Description Miroslav Pragl 2008-06-13 09:11:21 UTC
Description of problem:
I use PPP/modem connection to the Internet. The connection is created (and
dialed) using system-config-network. Mozilla ignores the ppp connection and
starts with [x] Work offline mode

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-13 16:18:49 UTC
DO you have NetworkManager running?

Comment 2 Miroslav Pragl 2008-06-13 17:45:22 UTC
Yes. I use it for controlling WLAN connections.

Unfortunately NM CAN'T control ppp connections like it could in previous 
version (I've reported this lost feature before)


Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-13 21:09:28 UTC
Do you switch off NetworkManager whenever you use PPP connection? It may signal
that it is offline to Firefox, because it is not used.

Anyway, blaming NetworkManager for this.

Comment 4 Dan Williams 2008-06-13 22:09:12 UTC
NM doesn't yet support POTS dialup yet; PPP is only implemented for PPPoE and
mobile broadband.  POTS dialup is in the works.

But, if your primary internet connection is _not_ able to be driven by
NetworkManager (like the reporter's) then the best thing to do is turn NM off with:

/sbin/chkconfig NetworkManager off

and use system-config-network to configure your networking for now.

Comment 5 Miroslav Pragl 2008-06-15 17:51:54 UTC
Hmm... I use PPP and WLAN (cca 1:1) so switching NM back and forth is same pain 
in my mouse as switching FF from offline mode.

Also it's not true that NM doesn't support dialup yet. It DID include it some 
year before, then it went away completeky, now it includes suppport for mobile 
broadband whatever gizmos.... i'd call it teenage state of SW :/


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