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Bug 2403 - Minor netcfg GUI restriction prevents sucess
Minor netcfg GUI restriction prevents sucess
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netcfg (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-04-28 17:20 EDT by Bryce Nesbitt
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-30 12:09:42 EDT
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Description Bryce Nesbitt 1999-04-28 17:20:47 EDT
I was almost able to use the GUI to set up my radio modem.
The GUI forces the response of "CONNECT" after the "Modem
Dial Command, ATZ".  But my modem dial command is:
    ATSLI SLIP
And produces no result.  First off changing the dial command
seems to fail sometimes.

But more importantly, it would be much more flexible, clean,
and visible to the user, if instead of hiding the first
couple of dial commands , the entire chat script was
editable in the GUI window.  By default, of course, it would
start out with the same default it does now.  It would be no
harder to use than now.


I've also had problems where I use the GUI, save, exit,
restart, and the chat script is DIFFERENT than what I saved.

       -Bryce
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-30 12:09:59 EDT
We can't really do that and separate the phone number.  I expect
that whole interface to go away, too.  Unfortunately, this answer
is just "sorry, this is a case for editing the chat script by hand".

I agree that this is not the answer I'd like to be able to give,
but it's the best I can do right now...
Comment 2 Anonymous 1999-07-30 12:57:59 EDT
Gee I sure hope you're not replacing it with the confusing,
overwhelming, weird and buggy linuxconf!

I think you could find a way to seperate out the phone number.  One
way is to make ALL the elements of the chat script visible and
editable, just in seperate little boxes.  Then annotate the boxes with
the parameters you expect most people to change.

The fact you're hiding chat script elements is confusing, even to
beginners.  The user can't follow what the GUI is trying to do, and
what happens to the modem does not match what was visible in the GUI.

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