Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 247342
Modem lights applet should detect the lock file automatically
Last modified: 2008-05-14 16:42:40 EDT
Description of problem:
Modem lights is very easy to setup (no setup necessary other then putting it in
the panel, actually), and dialup configuration in fedora is also very easy -
except where modem lights does not detect the pppd lock file automatically.
knowing what the lock file means and how to choose the right file is not trivial
for most users and the modem lights applet can't detect online status without it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time that the lock file is different then the default value
(/var/lock/tty..S0) the user is required to do a non-trivial,
not-really-documented and hard to discover (hidden under the "advanced" tab)
setup action. Not to mention most users will have no idea why connection
detection does not work.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in a modem that is detected under a port other then ttyS0
2. Configure the modem under system-config-network
3. load modem lights applet, and click the connect button
the modem connects but the modem lights applet does not reflect that
The modem lights should switch to "connected" state
Its also important to note that without the modem lights the user has no
knowledge whether the connection was successful or not - I've only verified the
connection is working by looking at /var/log/messages.
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The curent modem lights applet with Fedora 8 or 9 is different, and I assume
doesn't suffer from this problem so I'm closing this WONTFIX. the new applet
still doesn't work for me, but probably not because of this issue.