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Bug 99700 - No PPPoE connection with PCMCIA wlan card and baselayout 1.20.0_pre1-r1
Summary: No PPPoE connection with PCMCIA wlan card and baselayout 1.20.0_pre1-r1
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Roy Marples (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-20 10:16 UTC by Matteo Settenvini
Modified: 2005-08-01 01:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Matteo Settenvini 2005-07-20 10:16:36 UTC
I've a Prism54 Wlan card (perfectly working), and I use that to connect 
to the Internet through a wifi capable PPPoE modem.

My relevant config:

Just the line `` config_eth1=( "adsl" ) ''

I set up ESSID and encryption key.

Just inserting the card starts the net.eth1 init script as expected.
With baselayout 1.11.13, everything goes ok: the card comes up (without 
address), it's setted up (the ESSID and WPA), and finally rp-ppoe is 
started and I get connected.
With the new baselayout 1.12.0_pre1-r1, connection _always_ (I tried 
twenty/thirty times even resetting modem between attempts) times out, 
and no packets seems to be sent through the ether.

I mostly used `` /etc/init.d/net.eth1 restart '' to test this.

The problem is almost certainly with `` /etc/init.d/net.lo '', because 
reverting changes in that file while downgrading baselayout to 1.11.13 
brings everything back up & operational: you insert the card, five seconds 
later you're online.

What the heck is going on? :-p 
Seems like a temporization issue to me... does the script waits that the ESSID &
WPA etc are ok, before trying to adsl-start the interface? Just a guess, though.
Comment 1 Roy Marples (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-25 02:11:48 UTC
Does pre2 solve this?

Also, you may want to have RC_AUTO_INTERFACE="no" in /etc/conf.d/rc as the
current 1.12.0_pre series may not work fully with pppd yet
Comment 2 Matteo Settenvini 2005-08-01 01:06:53 UTC
-r3 works for me, albeit pppoe it's slow to start (don't ask me why) compared to
< 1.20.
Comment 3 Roy Marples (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-08-01 01:49:34 UTC
Marking as closed then