[NBLUG/talk] modem issue on Fedora Core 1
John F. Kohler
jkohler2 at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 15 09:45:01 PST 2004
I hope it is ok to mention this issue here.
I have been using Red Hat 9 on my Dell laptop successfully for a while.
I decided to upgrade to Fedora and had some problems, after using the
upgrade feature of the installation system.
I then did a fresh install of Fedora.
I had no problem connecting to my D-link Router and wirespeed modem with
the ethernet device, eth0. It worked just as it had under RH9.
But, the PCMCIA modem (Robotics 28.8) which had worked fine under RH9
I clicked on the >system settings> network icons and got the Network
Configuration window. I clicked on "new" and went through the steps to
put in the modem as the ppp0 device. When it appeared in the Network
Configuration window, I highlighted it and clicked "activate" The modem
dialed, connected, and it worked with Mozilla. I closed Mozilla and
tried to click "Deactivate" and found it was grayed out.
I tried a terminal window. I saw with ifconfig that there was a ppp0
I tried /sbin/ifdown ppp0 and got a "device name" response.
I went back to RH 9
Is this a GNOME bug?
Daly City, CA
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