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[Bug 296275] New: NetworkManager Should Support PPP Connections
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  • Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:42:15 -0600 (MDT)
  • Message-id: <bug-296275-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=296275

           Summary: NetworkManager Should Support PPP Connections
           Product: openSUSE 10.2
           Version: Final
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: openSUSE 10.2
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: Network
        AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
        ReportedBy: crispin@xxxxxxxxxx
         QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
          Found By: Development


It's the latest thing; cell phone WAN cards that give you internet access
anywhere you can get cell coverage.

Linux perceives the card to be a MODEM, so you have to set up connectivity via
PPP. YaST will install and configure the card, but then you cannot manage the
network connection with NM, you have to leave NM turned off and manually go
turn on the network with some other software.

Worse, NM advertises to all the NM-aware desktop applications that you are
off-line, so you have to over-ride them to tell them to work online instead of
offline. This is especially vexing for Gaim/pidgin, which does not have a
button to override the online/offline mode.


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