Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112485
Gnome Modem Lights Applet - Lights Not Functioning Properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
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Description of problem:
In this fresh installation of Fedora Core 1, when adding the the Modem
Lights applet to the gnome paneal, alghough the device is already set
to ppp0 (advanced preferences) and into the full /sbin/ifup ppp0
command (general preferences), the commands seems not to work when
pressing the connect/disconnect button (and confirming in the
Trying to reproduce such commands in a root shell:
The response is the following:
use: ifdown <name of device>
If I try (with the modem already in use):
The response is that:
/sbin/ifup the configuration for ppp0 has not been found
Use: ifup <name of device>
However, the modem has already been configured throught the internet
connection wizard (although not detected in the probe) and, morover,
seems to work properly throught the network devices control system...
(actually, I'm sending this message through the mentioned system,
PS: Had to configure the correct /dev/ttyS_ set (to /dev/ttyS1) in the
advanced preferences manually.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Modem Lights 2.4.1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the Modem Lights to the gnome panel
2. Try to connect
3. Check preferences
I've just been setting up the modem on a Fedora Core-1 box and I've
used redhat-config-network to setup the modem hardware and added an
entry on the 'device' tab. The device has a nickname and this is what
should be entered in the commands for the gnome modem lights applet,
not ppp0 (unless the nickname is ppp0).
Check in the directory /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and you will see
a file called ifcfg-Nickname that contains the paramteters for the
connection. In my case I have ifcfg-Freeserve so my modem lights
Connect: /sbin/ifup Freeserve
Disconnect: /sbin/ifdown Freeserve
In the Advanced tab the device is still ppp0 and the lock file is
When I click the button on the lights applet I get connected and get
all the flashing colours, bar chart, etc.
Hope this helps!
Thank you very much Steve!
It did work!
Modem Lights functional now!!!!