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pgprs-2.0.4-beta
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enrique

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jun 2020, 14:29    Post subject:  

I know if I go to wiki I see all kind of info.

But to my knowledge pgprs was used in type 1G ( G ) Network. Just after Edge network. I now wiki will tell you good to 2.5 and even 3G. Now Ignoring what is right or wrong.

Do we have user TODAY using pgprs?

Here in America even 3G is phasing out and soon not even old 3G phones will work.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jun 2020, 15:19    Post subject:  

rerwin wrote:
My difficulty with testing it is that I do not have a 3G modem that works in linux, and I do not have a data option for my minimalist cell phone account.

Neither do I. But it's my understanding that you can do this just with wvdial.

1. Run: wvdialconf
2. Edit /etc/wvdial and enter your connection data.
3. Run: wvdial

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So, I depend on others to work with me to resolve the problems.

Too bad that community members won't stay around long enough to resolve this.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun 2020, 20:48    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
WoofQ has version 2.0.2.

/usr/sbin has 'pgprs', and 'pgprs-connect' and 'pgprs-shell' symlinks to it. I see that the 2.0.3 PET doesn't have those symlinks. is that OK?

WoofQ doesn't have /usr/share/applications/pgprs-connect.desktop
I don't recall how it was invoked in that case.

EasyOS and EasyPup use NetworkManager by default, but are still supposed to be able to fallback to sns, pgprs, etc.

BarryK,
Regarding the symlinks, I have determined what needs to be changed in EasyOS (etc.) to use the interface provided by the 2.x versions of pgprs and attach them below. The tarball can be extracted to '/', or elsewhere if you just want to examine it (top directory: /usr). The difference listings summarize the changes, some of which are only for consistency and do not affect operation. With the updates installed, the two symlinks can be deleted from EasyOS.

I include the current version of get_modem_alternative_device because it is needed for pgprs, due to a bug in pgprs-setup that fails to detect the older version. The new version identifies the available serial devices (e.g., ttyACM0).

Regarding the .desktop file, I notice that /usr/local/sfsget/dir2pet generates /.control/easy.run-once-top that removes the desktop file for 'pgprs-connect'. That leaves pgprs-connect out of the menu.

A significant upgrade to networking in woofCE is management of switching among the various network managers without impacting each other. It adds the termination of the "current" manager windows in case the user switches while another manager is running. Otherwise, the user may see misleading indications of network status. The absence of that protection in EasyOS might influence whether you have pgprs in the menu.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jun 2020, 07:14    Post subject:  

rerwin wrote:
BarryK wrote:
WoofQ has version 2.0.2.

/usr/sbin has 'pgprs', and 'pgprs-connect' and 'pgprs-shell' symlinks to it. I see that the 2.0.3 PET doesn't have those symlinks. is that OK?

WoofQ doesn't have /usr/share/applications/pgprs-connect.desktop
I don't recall how it was invoked in that case.

EasyOS and EasyPup use NetworkManager by default, but are still supposed to be able to fallback to sns, pgprs, etc.

BarryK,
Regarding the symlinks, I have determined what needs to be changed in EasyOS (etc.) to use the interface provided by the 2.x versions of pgprs and attach them below. The tarball can be extracted to '/', or elsewhere if you just want to examine it (top directory: /usr). The difference listings summarize the changes, some of which are only for consistency and do not affect operation. With the updates installed, the two symlinks can be deleted from EasyOS.

I include the current version of get_modem_alternative_device because it is needed for pgprs, due to a bug in pgprs-setup that fails to detect the older version. The new version identifies the available serial devices (e.g., ttyACM0).

Regarding the .desktop file, I notice that /usr/local/sfsget/dir2pet generates /.control/easy.run-once-top that removes the desktop file for 'pgprs-connect'. That leaves pgprs-connect out of the menu.

A significant upgrade to networking in woofCE is management of switching among the various network managers without impacting each other. It adds the termination of the "current" manager windows in case the user switches while another manager is running. Otherwise, the user may see misleading indications of network status. The absence of that protection in EasyOS might influence whether you have pgprs in the menu.


Thanks for taking the time to wend your way through all of that stuff!

I have applied the changes to woofQ, and bumped defaults-chooser PET:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=1060803#1060803

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Regarding the .desktop file, I notice that /usr/local/sfsget/dir2pet generates /.control/easy.run-once-top that removes the desktop file for 'pgprs-connect'. That leaves pgprs-connect out of the menu.


...that would be /usr/local/sfsget/dir2sfs script.

The scripts in .control inside the sfs only run when the sfs is in a container, not when on the main desktop. Also EasyPup will ignore .control folder.

In a container, whatever network setup is active on the main desktop, is inherited inside the container, so we don't want any network setup menu entries in, for example the containerised EasyOS.

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Jun 2020, 18:58    Post subject:  

Hi. It's me, RSH. I made testings for pgprs some time ago, around version 2.0 and before that to get it working in Puppy. I'm reporting the issues when using FossaPup by 666philb.

1. The version installed by default in FossaPup is 2.0.2. Can't connect to the web using pgprs. Modem is detected by /dev/ttyUSB0 as it should be. When I'm installing the attached older version I can connect to the web immediately.

2. FossaPup rebooted to start fresh. After installing version 2.0.3 still can't connect to the web. Modem is not detected anymore. The only device detected is /dev/ttyS0 which doesn't seem to be my modem. Connection not possible. After installing the attached older version connection still not possible.

Attached .pet is a modified version for my own ease of use, which came from Slacko 5.7. Works in all my Puppies.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jul 2020, 17:30    Post subject: pgprs-2.0.4-beta uploaded  

I have uploaded version 2.0.4-beta which changes the connect window to restore the scrolling of the connection log (in Puppies after BionicPup) and to continue to allow the window to be closed without disconnecting. This is intended to become version 2.1 once testers have verified whether the connection actually works (because I cannot test that myself).

Since BionicPup, the Xdialog tailbox and logbox options no longer work as expected, causing the log to display only the initial lines but not the updates. The exception is that logbox updating works only when its input is from stdin, fed by 'tail' reading the log file. Note, though, that the window will not accept mouse clicks until the connection is made or rejected, necessitating a change in how the connection is initiated (updetach instead of nodetach).

Anyone using gprs, please try this new package and report your experience with it. For diagnosis, please post or PM the following files: /var/log/messages
/tmp/xerrs.log
/tmp/.gprs_connect.log (hidden)

Or you can run 'pdiag' and post/PM the file it produces.

Thank you for whatever feedback you can provide.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jul 2020, 20:29    Post subject:  

Hi.

Testing pgprs-2.0.4-beta.pet.

Currently I'm online and posting with FossaPup64 and pgprs-2.0.4-beta.pet installed. Though, I'm running FossaPup64 with Kernel 5.0.21-rt15. Using the original kernel of FossaPup64 the modem is not detected.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Jul 2020, 11:23    Post subject:  

taersh wrote:
Currently I'm online and posting with FossaPup64 and pgprs-2.0.4-beta.pet installed. Though, I'm running FossaPup64 with Kernel 5.0.21-rt15. Using the original kernel of FossaPup64 the modem is not detected.

Thank you very much for testing pgprs. That is very good news that pgprs can work, if the device is recognized!

It sounds like the problem is with kernel support for the device.

Do you have any concerns or suggestions about how the fixed pgprs operates?

Now I can proceed with fixing frisbee's mobile support similarly to that of pgprs.
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