PPPoE Connection help!

Asked by wfwh3rd on 2006-08-09

How do I get my DSL modem to start-up in Ubuntu? I believe the problem maybe the WAN <ppp/slip> interface that will not start so that I can connect to my DSL modem to get on the web. I type in <sudo pppoeconf >and the program tells me that some other progam is needed to start my modem. I cannot find easy to follow information on how to start my dsl connection when Ubuntu software boots-up. I don't understand how to edit the /etc/network/interface. Where can I find help on this subject of dsl modems that shows step by step guide. Reading through the help files there seems to be a lot of people with my problem. Please help me get on the web with Ubuntu!

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2006-08-12
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2006-08-10
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) said : #1

It seems ubuntu developers don't care about DSL modem users - I've reported a bug and suggested simple solution how to made Ubuntu more user-friendly for DSL modem users - look at this bugreport:

https://launchpad.net/bugs/27013

But Ubuntu developers rejected my bugreport :(

Craig Sampson (ubuntu-psi-aus) said : #2

>I type in <sudo pppoeconf >and the program tells me that some other progam
>is needed to start my modem.

What "other program" is being asked for?

Cheers,
Craig

Craig Sampson (ubuntu-psi-aus) said : #3

>But Ubuntu developers rejected my bugreport :(

I just read this bug - to be fair, your report wasn't outright rejected, but its not a 'bug' in the normal sense.

pppoeconf works, and works as expected, but what we all want (and need) is a much simpler (re: not scarey) GUI approach to setting up a DSL modems.

The developer who 'rejected' your bug has quite rightly viewed this as additional functionality which requires a specification and someone to implement the new functionality.

So, he has rejected it as a bug, but strongly suggested this gets added to the spec list (for edgy presumably).

Has anyone suffering this problem added the spec/request for GUI functionality to edgy?

Cheers,
Craig

Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) said : #4

> I just read this bug - to be fair, your report wasn't outright rejected, but its not a 'bug' in the normal sense.

I don't think so - I think it's simple bug, because pppoeconf works fine as graphical DSL internet connection tool, but Ubuntu developers simply removed this possibility :(

>pppoeconf works, and works as expected, but what we all want (and need) is a much simpler (re: not scarey) GUI approach to setting up a DSL modems.

Did you tried pppoeconf GUI (not text) mode ? it's simple enough, problem is only in libgtk1.2 depentancy, which can be solved very quick (I can write a patch if this patch will be accepted into Ubuntu)

>Has anyone suffering this problem added the spec/request for GUI functionality to edgy?

AFAIK there are no any spec and I don't have enough time for writing specifications - I can write a patch for pppoeconf to make it work with zenity instead of xdialog and I think it would be enough for next Ubuntu release, because if someone wants to make more, then Ubuntu 6.10 will be released without user-friendly DSL configuration tool like all previous versions :(

Dean Sas (dsas) said : #5

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FeatureSpecifications for how to write a specification.

You'll also probably have to do the changes for this yourself, or quickly find someone who can help if you want to try to get this in for edgy.

uBo (ubo) said : #6

this functionality (PPPoe GUI) must most definitely be included.

it almost put me off from ubuntu in the first hour of using it

antoni9 (antonio-francino) said : #7

Setting up wi-fi router for Linux is nowadays a discouraging experience. And I think the problem is going to stay until routers makers take it seriously with the Linux community. The same with telephone companies, that completely ignore us because they go for the big money. -(when I called my ISP technical service to ask for the DNS server number she just sniffed at me -We do not do network configurations. I can send you the technician, if you pay for it).

In the mean time -until we have such improved GUI- we do need a friendly database of user's experiences with each router, classified by model, so that people dont be put off, as you said. Time is money; the time saved should make some of us millionaires !

antoni9 (antonio-francino) said : #8

Could be a special dedicated Wiki ?

wfwh3rd (wfwh3rd) said : #9

Thank you for all your replies, could you please show me the best place for learning how to program i.p into your {system networking} Looking at your help files there seem to be so many different ways! I just want a good website that will explain how to use your terminal and how to program the files correctly in Ubuntu.

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