On Sat, 2006-07-15 at 09:17 +0200, jakubi wrote: > Not sure. Is the origin of this problem that phone number, login and > password entries are missing in wvdial.conf? Mine is like the following (see below). The first (modem) section was set up when I added hardware via the "neat" program, the latter two (ISP specific sections) when I added ISP dial-up details. They inherit from the modem section, and add their own modifications. I could shift common parts from them up into the modem section, but I never did. Setting things up via neat does configure /etc/wvdial.conf and other things, at the same time, for networking to work. I found that if I merely copied the wvdial.conf to another computer, with the networking hardware already set up, dial-up didn't work. Not when using if-up followed by the ISP name, to dial-up, at least. The corresponding /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-example.com file needed to be set up, as well. What you actually configure, will depend on what method you use to connect. I've never played with wvdial directly, nor dial-up managed by KDE. Using neat (GUI tool) or neat-tui (curses based) sets things fine in my experience. If you go some other way, you have to manage it all yourself. I wouldn't set a dial-up connection to "activate at boot" (description from within neat). It tries to dial-up while the PC is booting, and doesn't succeed, for me. That's a potential for other problems, too, depending on how you pay for internet access. "/etc/wvdial.conf": ------------------ [Modem0] Modem = /dev/modem Baud = 115200 SetVolume = 3 Dial Command = ATDT Init1 = ATZ Init3 = ATM1L3 FlowControl = CRTSCTS Dial Attempts = 1 Auto Reconnect = 0 [Dialer example.com] Username = [email protected] Password = baNAnaJUICe Phone = 0123456789 Dial Prefix = *44 Stupid Mode = 1 Init1 = ATZ Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Init3 = AT W1 X1 Inherits = Modem0 [Dialer example.net] Username = [email protected] Password = grATedCHocoLATe Phone = 8765-4321 Dial Prefix = *44 Stupid Mode = 1 Init1 = ATZ Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Init3 = AT W1 X1 Inherits = Modem0 "/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-example.com": -------------------------------------------------------------- # Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt # for the documentation of these parameters. IPV6INIT=no ONBOOT=no USERCTL=yes PEERDNS=no TYPE=Modem DEVICE=ppp3 BOOTPROTO=dialup AC=on BSDCOMP=on VJCCOMP=on CCP=on PC=on VJ=on LINESPEED=115200 MODEMPORT=/dev/modem IDLETIMEOUT=600 PROVIDER=example.com DEFROUTE=yes PERSIST=no PAPNAME='[email protected]' WVDIALSECT=example.com MODEMNAME=Modem0 DEMAND=no The following filenames are the same thing (linked files): /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-example.com /etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-example.com /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-example.com Looking through the above ifcfg- configuration file, you ought to be able to see that some parts of provide the references to the correct part of the wvdial.conf file. -- (Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.