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21st March 2004, 01:09 PM
I have just done a clean install of Fedora 1. When I go into Network Configeration to make an Internet connection the modem remains 'inactive' even though I mark it as 'active'. It makes the connection OK but still indicated that the modem is 'inactive.
The only way I have found to disconnection from the Internet is to physically turn of the modem.
Is this a know problem or just me? Is there a fix or am I doing something wrong here?
Still new at this. Thanks for your help/advice.
21st March 2004, 09:09 PM
So are you trying to connect to the network or disconnect? I am confused, you might also want to list some hardware info for more background information.
21st March 2004, 09:21 PM
If I go into Network Configuration, highlight the modem and hit 'active' then the modem connects. However, the Network Configuration still shows the modem as inactive which is clearly not so.
When I was using RH9 the modem would have changed to active once it had connected.
In RH9 I simply highlighted the modem in Network Configuration and then hit 'deactivate' in order to disconnect.
I cannot do this in Fedora 1 because, although the modem is active, the software says this is not so. My only way to disconnect is to physically switch off the modem.
I don't think this is a hardware issue because I had no problems in RH9 and it is something that has developed in Fedora 1.
I had this problem when I did an upgrade from RH9 and it was repeated when I subsequently did a clean install.
I am surviving but it is something that does not seem to be working correctly.
21st March 2004, 09:28 PM
So you are using Network Configuration (Main Menu > System Settings > Network) and activating the device doesn't change the status display? But it still connects.
The only thing I can think of is different profiles. Click on the Profile menu item in Network Configuration. If it has anything in the list other than common delete the other profiles, select the Common profile, and check the profile box. Now your connection is a part of the default group. I haven't used profiles much. They seem a little confusing, so they might be your problem.
21st March 2004, 10:12 PM
This may also be a bug in redhat-config-network. I would hop over to bugzilla.redhat.com and search the DB for this issue. Most likely it has been reported and fixed in a new update.
So, run up2date -u redhat-config-network to check that you've the latest available.
22nd March 2004, 12:55 AM
Jinan: you have described the situation exactly. I have checked the profile and the only entry is Common so I guess that is not the issue.
mhelios: can't find anything that has been reported - but I'll keep looking.
Thanks all for your suggestions and advice.
24th March 2004, 11:56 PM
Moved to Networking.
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