|Summary:||RFE: support USB DSL modems|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||David Woodhouse <dwmw2>|
|Component:||system-config-network||Assignee:||Harald Hoyer <harald>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||bugzilla_rhn, harald, p.van.egdom, sundaram, tim, zaitcev|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-09-14 07:54:01 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
|Bug Depends On:||109671, 131555, 131556, 131559|
Description David Woodhouse 2004-09-02 09:19:41 UTC
Tracking bug. The hoops that a user has to jump through just to get DSL working with the standard USB DSL modem which arrives with most DSL packages in the UK are prohibitively difficult. Let's make it suck less.
Comment 1 David Woodhouse 2004-09-29 16:27:00 UTC
At ftp://pentafluge.infradead.org/pub/dsl/ there is most of what you should need to get the Speedtouch working sanely under rawhide. There's a new kernel driver which obsoletes the old 'modem_run' tool. The driver is now capable of loading the firmware and initialising the modem for itself. You do still need to download the firmware and use the extraction tool which is part of the userspace 'speedtouch' package, then put the resulting boot block and main firmware images into /lib/firmware so that request_firmware can find them. The boot block should be called 'speedtch_fw1', and the main image should be either 'speedtch_fw2_rev123' or 'speedtch_fw2_rev4' depending on the revision of your modem. To build the kernel driver, untar it, change into its directory and type 'make', or 'make nodebug'. Please let me know whether it works for you or not. If you're using PPP over ATM, you may also want to install the linux-atm-libs, ppp and ppp-pppoatm packages which can be found there. Then set it up for PPP according to the howto at http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/SpeedTouch/docs/howto.html -- you can skip to about stage 9. Next step is to get the initscripts and network configuration tools to handle pppoa nicely. We should switch our pppoe from the separate tool with pty abuse to the real pppoe plugin while we're at it. I suppose I should package the standalone firmware extracter with a little script which uses wget to get the ZIP file and then extracts it all into the right place...
Comment 2 David Woodhouse 2004-10-04 13:36:27 UTC
Our PPP package now includes pppoatm without depending on the linux-atm package. It wasn't using much from libatm anyway so I just imported the routines it _does_ use. Now to get the kernel driver merged upstream, and poke the maintainers of similar modem drivers to update to use request_firmware() too...
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2004-10-13 12:44:36 UTC
The kernel driver is now in Greg KH's bitkeeper tree and will be sent to Linus as soon as 2.6.9 is released, so it'll be in 2.6.10. Our userspace scripts (rp-pppoe's /sbin/adsl-connect) have been modified to work with PPP over ATM, with 'VCI=' and 'VPI=' settings in the ifcfg-ppp0 configuration file. All you need is the kernel driver and the firmware -- see ftp://pentafluge.infradead.org/pub/dsl/README and speedtouch-firmware-184.108.40.206-1.nosrc.rpm in the same directory. Hopefully we can get the kernel driver into FC3 even if the shipped FC3 kernel is actually based on 2.6.9.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-03-02 22:05:36 UTC
Is everything there now?
Comment 5 David Woodhouse 2005-03-02 22:13:29 UTC
Fairly close. Obviously you still need to install the firmware, and there are some esoteric <randomcrap>-over-ATM protocols which I think we don't support yet in initscripts but which I think users can actually do if they try hard enough manually. We need system-config-network to do the point-and-drool thing too. There was someone sending patches to me for that, and I bounced them to Harald. Not sure what came of them -- I didn't speak python at that point (it was before I got annoyed with anaconda on the Mac and fixed that, accidentally learning a smattering of python in the process).
Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2005-03-03 10:41:44 UTC
I really should dig out s-c-network and work on it :) Though I enjoyed the time with no major bugs :)
Comment 7 Rahul Sundaram 2005-09-05 03:01:00 UTC
whats the update on this?
Comment 8 David Woodhouse 2005-09-05 06:42:57 UTC
We need system-config-network to let users set it up instead of having to follow instructions at http://linux-usb.sf.net/SpeedTouch/fedora/
Comment 9 Rahul Sundaram 2005-09-05 06:45:23 UTC
Reassigning to s-c-n as a enhancements based on the above comments. Thanks
Comment 10 Harald Hoyer 2005-09-14 07:54:01 UTC
No other human resources assigned for this and nobody sends patches for s-c-network.