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DSL not working on F26

asked 2017-07-12 13:34:46 -0500

guffert gravatar image

Hi everyone,

F26 fails to establish a DSL-connection (PPPoE) while on the same computers it works fine with F24. I set the connection up with nm-connection editor, put in username & password and keep the default settings otherwise. After that, no reaction of network manager.

The cmd: nmcli connection up DSL (named the saved connection 'DSL') shows: "Connection activation failed: PPP service failed to start"

systemctl start pppoe-server.service and systemctl status pppoe-server.service result in:

● pppoe-server.service - PPPoE Server. Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/pppoe-server.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2017-07-11 20:46:29 EDT; 4s ago Process: 3155 ExecStart=/sbin/pppoe-server (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 3155 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Started PPPoE Server.. pppoe: ioctl(SIOCGIFHWADDR): No such device ioctl(SIOCGIFHWADDR): No such device pppoe-server.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE pppoe-server.service: Unit entered failed state. pppoe-server.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'

Any help is greatly appreciated -- I really look forward to use F26 ;)


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Verify the network interface is active, that is being used to connect you to the DSL modem.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-07-12 19:10:19 -0500 )edit

Thanks, steveebey, but no luck. ifconfig -a shows ppp0 only on an active connection (on F24). Both systems (F26) and (F24 with working DSL) have ifcfg-enp3s0 and ifcfg-lo files only. Setting IPV6INIT=no in ifcfg-enp3s0 doesn't help, either. ...running out of ideas (other than getting a router to replace the DSL-modem).

guffert gravatar imageguffert ( 2017-07-13 14:37:50 -0500 )edit

have you tried ifup enp3s0 to see if that helps?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-07-13 22:42:45 -0500 )edit

# ifup enp3s0f0 "Error: Connection activation failed: IP configuration could not be reserved (no available address, timeout, etc.)"; Seems to me like a bug?

guffert gravatar imageguffert ( 2017-07-14 07:40:20 -0500 )edit

Why is there an f0 at the end of the nework interface name? is that just a typo?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-07-14 22:43:22 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-08-12 06:53:06 -0500

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updated 2017-08-13 05:22:49 -0500

Hello, guffert,

Today I faced with this problem too. I have Fedora 20 with working DSL account, but Fedora 26 didn't want to connect. After several hours of changing configs I found a help in /var/log/messages. They forgot to include NetworkManager-ppp-1.8.0-6.fc26.x86_64.rpm to the distribution. After I installed it everything resolved.

You can find this rpm on their site

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answered 2017-07-15 14:08:59 -0500

guffert gravatar image

...try resetting the dsl modem, and make sure f26 has the drivers for it.

Yes, steveebey, I think you're right, seems like the driver is the problem - THANK YOU! (see the comments for more).

The modem is from 2005. For lack of time/skills I'll not try to set up the driver. Time to replace old hardware...

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Consider getting a router, and putting it in. The router will usually have a built in wizard, to configure the internet connection, and you can use your existing modem, plus gain the benefit of an always up internet connection, and the added security of a router based firewall.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-07-16 18:01:32 -0500 )edit

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