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Old 07-03-2013, 03:34 AM   #1
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NetworkManager broken after -current upgrade; GSM wireless fix sought


First, apologies for reopening this old "wound", but I couldn't find sufficient help on the thread by yenn,http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nt-4175455403/ to get me going so, here goes:

My internet connection is wireless wan, GSM/UMPTS, for Mobile Broadband.
It is my ppp0 connection, as listed below (this information, courtesy of bartgymnast, below)
Code:
lebec@DarkDuck ~ $ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 94:de:80:2a:a4:6e  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:2128 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2128 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:374709 (374.7 KB)  TX bytes:374709 (374.7 KB)

ppp0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol  
          inet addr:58.104.248.31  P-t-P:10.64.64.64  Mask:255.255.255.255
          UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:17748 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:20213 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:3 
          RX bytes:9644276 (9.6 MB)  TX bytes:3283758 (3.2 MB)

lebec@DarkDuck ~ $
Could anyone reading this have a look at thread started by Yenn http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nt-4175455403/, read Allend's fix for a WPA2 wireless connection, then suggest similar fix to suit my connection?

I have added a png screenshot of my internet connection settings from my Linux Mint partition, just to be absolutely clear about the nature of my internet connection.


Many thx in advance
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Hi textillis,

your ppp0 connection is your wan connection: inet addr:58.104.248.31
This IP adress is not a local address.

the reason why your eth0 might be given no IP adress is because when running networkmanager, you need to remove the values /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

otherwise both will try and look for connections, and your connections goes up/down/up/down
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hi textillis,

your ppp0 connection is your wan connection: inet addr:58.104.248.31
This IP adress is not a local address.

the reason why your eth0 might be given no IP adress is because when running networkmanager, you need to remove the values /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf

otherwise both will try and look for connections, and your connections goes up/down/up/down
Very helpful; thanks kindly bartgymnnast!

Now I will try to work out a solution based on that information.

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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I have not done this for a while, but I used to connect to Optus Mobile Broadband using pppd directly, before NetworkManager came into Slackware.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4213848
I think you would need to do '/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager stop' before trying this. I would not worry about a firewall as you will only be connecting to a trusted mirror.

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:48 AM   #5
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I have not done this for a while, but I used to connect to Optus Mobile Broadband using pppd directly, before NetworkManager came into Slackware.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4213848
I think you would need to do '/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager stop' before trying this. I would not worry about a firewall as you will only be connecting to a trusted mirror.
Thanks heaps Allend; I'll give it a go.

regs

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:36 AM   #6
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I have not done this for a while, but I used to connect to Optus Mobile Broadband using pppd directly, before NetworkManager came into Slackware.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...4/#post4213848
I think you would need to do '/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager stop' before trying this. I would not worry about a firewall as you will only be connecting to a trusted mirror.
I ran the script exactly as it is and got no error messages.
Then I "updated /usr/resolv.conf with contents of /etc/ppp/resolv.conf" but not, as you advise, "on initial connection" because, after reboot, i had no connection.

I had thought that the script was designed to connect automatically, with out a gui, right?
But this didn't happen.
So, do i run another command at prompt to intiate that script?
 
Old 07-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #7
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I'm going for one last (?!) fresh install of slackware14, then try the entry suggested by Markus to download all before install, and see how that goes.
So, I'll close this with a thank you guys for help.
regs
 
  


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