On Tue, 2004-09-28 at 17:16 +0530, Srikanth Nori wrote:
I was looking through Bugzilla, and saw that USB ADSL support has been
See also https://bugzilla.redhat.com/131554
Anyway, I was wondering what is the status of development? Is still
Maybe not officially, but I have a couple of these and I was extremely
annoyed at how hard it was to get it all working properly. So I've been
poking at it a little bit.
First, we ideally need to ditch the need for the userspace 'modem_run'
tool which loads the firmware and monitors the line status, and make the
kernel driver complete. For this we need to work out why the patches at
fail to actually load the firmware, despite being an identical copy of
what gets done in userspace. It would help if someone with more usb-fu
than myself (Pete) could take a look -- maybe I'm missing something
totally obvious in my initialisation which gets done automatically for
the userspace tool via hotplug+usbdevfs. I'd never actually looked hard
at the contents of drivers/usb before yesterday.
Then we need to clean up the pppoatm plugin for pppd so that it's
actually acceptable to the pppd maintainer and it gets merged into pppd
properly. I asked him about it in July and he muttered something about
the way it negates options?
After that we can ship the new kernel driver, linux-atm and pppd with
pppoatm plugin, and then move on to fixing up the initscripts and
system-config-network accordingly. While we're at it, the pppoe support
wants switching to use the pppd plugin instead of rp-pppoe too.