DSL at bootup / reconnect


I recently installed Suse 11.3 on my server and despite the fact that I am a longtime Suse-User, there are some problems for which I haven’t found a solution yet. Two of these concern my DSL-connection. Until now I always used the Roaring Penguin PPPoE-Client to establish a connection to my provider. This time, meaning while configuring my new Suse 11.3 box, I decided to configure DSL via Yast. Unfortunately there are two things, which arent working yet. The first problem is that I have to manually start the internet connection at bootup via cinternet. rcnetworks start at bootup and also lists the dsl0 interface as being created, but a quick ifconfig shows that this isn’t the case - it only appears after calling cinternet with the appropriate command. Note that the STARTMODE is set to AUTO in /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-dsl0. Reconnecting after getting disconnected by my provider (happens every 12 hours by default) also doesn’t work, despite the fact that AUTO_RECONNECT is set to yes.

Can anybody suggest a solution for these problems? Otherwise I am tempted just to go with Roaring Penguin again, but I just can’t believe that something as basic as an automatic reconnect shouldn’t be possible with the default Suse setup.

Stefan Malte Schumacher