Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 92025
"activate" button only works once for modems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:11 EDT
Description of problem:
The "activate" button in the main window only activates a
modem connection immediately after the druid/wizard creates the device.
Upon reboot, the connection and hardware config are present and visible
in the main redhat-config-network window and hardware device window, but the
"activate" button does not function at all when clicked.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
3 times in a row
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use druid/wizard to create new modem connection, save & activate
(computer dials and connects)
3.run redhat-config-network and click on "activate" button to start PPP
No PPP connection is attempted, no "dialing PPP..." box appears
Dialog box should appear saying PPP connection is being established, modem
should dial and connect
Removing the hardware configuration, and using the druid/wizard to create a new
connection results in a working connection. Upon reboot, the connection will
not respond to the "activate" button. Only solution so far is to remove and
re-create the connection every time you want to dial.
This computer was originally attached to a 100MB ethernet, some leftover config
file from somewhere could be hosing things up. The Ethernet connection has been
removed, but the hardware configuration has not been removed.
A reboot is not necessary for the "activate" button to become non-working. Simply
closing the redhat-config-gui and then re-opening the GUI will cause the
"activate" button to stop working.
New to PPP, always had 10/100 Ethernet always on in the past. With Ethernet,
you always configure the interface to start at boot, so once the configuration
is set up, you never use the GUI again to reach for the activate button. Among
apparently the common thing to do is to create the connection and
then use the Red Hat PPP applet in the Gnome panel to control activation and
deactivation of the link. So once again, you never use the "activate" button in
the redhat-config-network GUI once you do the initial setup. Maybe that's why
this bug hasn't been reported before. Only someone (wrongly) using the config
dialog box as a start/stop interface would notice.
Third comment: redhat-control-network works as advertised for
activate/deactivate, so apparently out of the three possible "activate" buttons
to push (redhat-config-network, redhat-control-network, redhat-panel-applet) the
only one which is non-functional is the redhat-config-network button once the
initial configuration has been completed and the tool GUI window closed.