network-admin doesn't allow the specification of extra modem init strings for ppp (required to make GPRS work)

Bug #76934 reported by PrivateUser132781 on 2006-12-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GST
New
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-system-tools (Baltix)
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

To make my GPRS modem connection work I need to pass an extra init string (AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","myMTN") to make my cellphone GPRS connection work. There doesn't seem to be a place to enter this in network-admin

This is under Edgy

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug. Somebody should take that upstream, opening an upstream task to reflect that

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Jarno Suni (jarnos) wrote :

I think I have the same problem with a PCI dialup modem. I can make connection work by "sudo wvdial", after I edited /etc/wvdial.conf to be like the attached copy. (I did run "sudo wvdialconf /etc/wvdial.conf" first.) I guess the Init2 string in the file makes the difference. I have tested this by Xubuntu 6.06.1 (Dapper) and 7.04 (Feisty).

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Upstream has abandoned g-s-t:
"Mass closing of remaining disks-admin and boot-admin bugs, sorry for the spam.
Both tools are bitrotting, and no development is likely to happen on them."

Changed in gst:
status: New → Invalid
Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Sorry, wrong bug :]

Changed in gst:
status: Invalid → New

Is this bug still applicable? Did somebody sent it upstream and can provide a bug number?

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

If this is still in Intrepid/Jaunty, I'd presume it's in network-manager, so I opened it there. I don't see a field in nm where you can enter extra init strings.

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

not a NM bug.

Changed in network-manager:
status: New → Invalid
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

unlikely that gnome-system-tools will receive new features.

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: Incomplete → Won't Fix
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

(ment network-admin part ;))

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