Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72874
Network Druid and Network Config don't work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:07 EDT
Description of Problem:When trying to set up a simple modem based internet
system the Network Druid assigns only a "generic" modem which does not work with
my US Robatics 56k modem. I have never found a way to manually fix this. The
Network Configuration window let's me set up ppp ok but when I try to make it
active it hangs up with a small window open saying "trying to make active". I
must kill the function and it warns that nothing was saved.
I have not been able to get this set up. On the same computer, differnet hard
drive partition version 7.2 is working and it's what I'm using. The changes made
for version 7.3 are bugzilla material...:-)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Standard version 7.3
Doesen't work 5 times out of 5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to configure a simple internet setup
2. Try to make your config active
3. After 15 minutes kill the device.
No internet setup
Using version 7.3 today to write this.
Did some more testing and I think the problem is with the modem select software.
The system probes for a modem and then throws up a panel that says "Can't find a
modem". When that disappears it has set up a "generic" modem which, of course
does not work.
When I try to make the setup active it tries the un-setup modem and when that
fails it goes into limbo.
So perhaps the bug should be changed to only the software that selects a modem.
Well I read the referance manual and found out which files are involved with the
network system. I found the modem setup is a total bug. I found I could write a
useful wvdial.conf and ifcfg.ppp0 which are the main files.
So this afternoon I got the dialup internet working. I need to learn a lot more.
Redhat linux has a long way to go before it's a threat to Microsoft!
This must be a significant problem to lots of users, it is a common topic on
the Vahalla list. If you have software to correct this problem I will be glad to
beta test it on my version 7.3 linux.
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
Red Hat Linux 7.3 and Red Hat Linux 9 are no longer supported by Red Hat, Inc.
They are maintained by the Fedora Legacy project (http://www.fedoralegacy.org/)
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Fedora Legacy security update support for these products will stop on December
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Any bug still open against Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9 at the end of 2006 will be
closed 'CANTFIX'. Again, if this bug still exists in a current release, or is a
security issue, please change the product as necessary. We thank you for your
help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
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Closing as CANTFIX.