Bug 160998 - DSL won't start at boot
DSL won't start at boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Blocks: 87718
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Reported: 2005-06-19 12:29 EDT by Pedro Lamarão
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-20 01:39:06 EDT
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Description Pedro Lamarão 2005-06-19 12:29:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading from FC3, I noticed my DSL failed to connect at boot time.
As a consequence, many network aware applications, like the NTP client, failed.

Logging in, I could activate the connection from the system-control-network application.

I tried opening system-config-network, removing the DSL connection, (boot to feel safe), add a new DSL connection and reboot. But there was no change in the system's behaviour.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a new DSL connection, marking it to come up at boot time.
2. Reboot.
3. Don't profit.

Actual Results:  The boot scripts didn't properly activate the DSL connection.

Expected Results:  The boot scripts should have properly activated the DSL connection.

Additional info:

I have an ip-up.local script in /etc/ppp to do some system specific stuff I need. It works properly when I activate the connection through system-control-network.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2005-06-20 03:32:03 EDT
any messages in /var/log/messages about the failure??
Comment 2 Owen Heisler 2005-06-24 21:15:50 EDT
On a clean install of FC4, the system hangs on startup while connecting to a
dialup connection.  If I disconnect the line from the modem, boot up will
continue.  I can connect manually without problems.  If I then shutdown, I get
the following message when shutting down the dialup connection:

Shutting down interface dialup... audit: *NO* daemon at audit_pid=1981

This is the first of about six lines; I can't catch it all while shutting down,
and I don't know where to find it if it is in a log file somewhere.

Comment 3 Owen Heisler 2005-06-25 14:20:53 EDT
I checked /var/log/messages and /var/log/boot.log for logged errors.

I found only (in /var/log/boot.log):
Jun 23 19:44:29 localhost NET[10592]: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifdown-post
: updated /etc/resolv.conf
Comment 4 Pedro Lamarão 2005-10-02 19:59:40 EDT
This problems stopped occurring to me byte the time of the 2.6.12 kernel update
in a fully updated system.
Comment 5 Owen Heisler 2005-10-02 20:47:25 EDT
Currently, my problems have become intermittent... I will wait to see whether
they are fixed completely now.  I still get junk during startup and shutdown
when enabling/disabling the dialup connection.
Comment 7 Harald Hoyer 2006-07-19 10:06:43 EDT
does it help, if you disable selinux?
Comment 8 Owen Heisler 2006-07-19 10:52:00 EDT
(In reply to comment #7)
> does it help, if you disable selinux?

Sorry, I'm using Debian Linux now; I got tired of problems with Fedora.  I also
no longer have a dialup connection.  However, a kernel update fixed the problem
in FC4, but the problem returned in FC5.  As of about two months ago, updates
had not fixed the problem in FC5.

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