[Mageia-discuss] Wish List

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Tue Oct 5 03:38:49 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-04 19:53, André Machado a écrit :
>> Apparently Kppp will be part
>> of the install package with KDE installs.
> If kppp will be a standard in the KDE installation, all right, but we must
> remember those who will use other graphical environments. So GNOMEPPP
> should also be a standard, not to mention that we will use XFCE or LXDE.
>> I prefer external modems, less driver problems.
> Indeed, me too, but they're generally most expensive and, sometimes,
> depending on the place, hard to find.
> For the various providers, it is clear that the ultimate responsibility
> lies with the user, but we can give a force.
> I remember that Mandriva 2006 was an assistant for ADSL connections where
> we could choose our country, state, city and operator - or something,
> someone please confirm. A Brazilian discontinued distro, Kurumin, had a
> dialer dialup done with Kommander with phones and configs of several
> national providers.
> Of course I'm not suggesting that we collect the dial settings and phone
> numbers for each provider on earth - that would be, perhaps, impossible -
> but we could arrange, for now, a section on the wiki with settings tips
> for the most common providers - these tips written by the users of the
> distro - and in the future, maybe create some application where the user
> can select their country, state, city and provider and the system does
> the rest. Yes, it will be too much work, but the payoff will be huge.

This sounds reasonable, but let's not forget that the user will only be 
able to access the Wiki AFTER the phone hookup is established. It would 
be a good reference point though for help with Mageia dial-up, modem 
scripts etc.

I think its a good idea.


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