What would you like pre-installed for PPoE to work out of the box?Mauste wrote:How about adding some sort of PPPoE-configuration?
It is very annoying to not be able to connect internet even though you have the connection available. You can't configure the connection yourself, because you don't have the required application to do so. You can't get the application through automatic installation (like apt-get), since it requires an active internet-connection. This creates a "Chicken and an Egg"-problem, to which the only solution is to have the required packages on a external device like USB-stick.
pppoeconf would be nice (I guess that's the name). Someone else suggested it when I was trying to solve my PPPoE-problem. Here's a quote from him:asb wrote: What would you like pre-installed for PPoE to work out of the box?
The quote should contain links to the required packages (hover your cursor over the package-names). The pppoeconf itself works very similarly to Raspi-config ("basic text-based GUI"), which is why I think it would be a nice addition to it.Mast wrote: ...
This is how I get around that.
First, you need to download the needed packages to a computer with an internet connection. The packages needed are (with links for raspbian-wheezy): libpcap0.8, ppp and pppoeconf.
Then, you move the files to the Pi, the easiest way would be with a USB drive.
Install the packages like this:Once that's done, run
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$ sudo dpkg -i /path/to/usbdrive/libpcap0.8_1.3.0-1_armhf.deband follow the instructions (mainly just press enter).
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$ sudo pppoeconf
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. I've done this several times on various debian images, always works (with some minor workarounds).
One of this days I'll have to find the time to add this info to the wiki. What would be really great, though, if pppoe were included in the images by default.