Linuxconf 1.9r12 (Test release)
- New menu entry in the control panel
A new entry in the control panel let you control the different dialout
configuration. The list of configuration has been enhanced so you can see
right away the name of the config, the type of connection (Login, PAP, ...),
the operation mode (Manual, On demand) and if it is currently connected.
Simply selecting a configuration will let you either do a connection or end a
connection. This is also true for On demand connection. In that case,
Linuxconf simply send a signal to diald asking it to enable/terminate
- Diald and PAP
There was a bug for on demand dialing with diald and PAP connection. This is
fixed. Nothing has to be changed in your config, or in diald to make it functional.
- Diald: A note
DIald support in Linuxconf was designed around diald 0.16. Unfortunately, many
distribution (Debian for one) still carry the old 0.14 version. This won't
work at all with Linuxconf.
On a side note also, if you wish to use diald, you only need to install 0.16.
You don't even need to understand it. No need to create a /etc/diald.conf
file. Just use the normal PPP dialout configuration screen of Linuxconf and
flip the operation mode to On demand. That's all.
Some sanity checks were added when entering a new kernel. If you only specify
the destination directory, the original name will be preserved. Linuxconf
act more like the cp command now.
/etc/skel is now supported. All files and sub-directories will be
copied to the user account with proper ownership. The exact permission setting
is preserved. There were some talks on the Linuxconf mailing list about having
a more sophisticated setup. This could go like this. We could have several
/etc/skel directories. When creating a user, Linuxconf could use
/etc/skel-group if it exist. If not, it will use /etc/skel. Further a list of
optional skeleton directories could be defined. In that case, Linuxconf would
create a popup dialog allowing the operator to pick the proper skeleton directory.
Comments are welcome on this one!
The Linuxconf home page now has a much nicer logo, done by Dale
Lovelace <email@example.com>. He also did a much nicer "managed by
Linuxconf" button which appears at the bottom of the introduction
page of the html mode of Linuxconf. Those who want to promote Linuxconf
further may put this button at the end of the web page of their site,
pointing at http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/linuxconf/.