Dialup On Demand (was: [SHR] Miscellanious minor issues)

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Fri Jan 30 15:31:50 CET 2009

Am Friday 30 January 2009 14:10:05 schrieb Johny Tenfinger:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:14, Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Johny Tenfinger wrote:
> >>> 3) Today (29 Jan 2009) I did an opkg update and opkg upgrade and Mofi
> >>> Wifi hangs when I run it, even before the menu comes up. Is this known?
> >>> What could be a fix? Will wicd be ported to SHR?
> >>
> >> With new frameworkd you firstly have to set WiFi to "on" in
> >> shr-settings.
> >
> > Would it be more 'natural' to have it switched on when needed, and
> > switched of when it is not needed any more? This would be similar to the
> > implementation GPS already is powered on and off.
> I think it would be hard to do. But if not, it's not SHR, but FSO guys work
> ;)

Indeed. I think this is a very old feature, I remember the good old days of 
dial-up networking using pppoe. There we had something like a connection 
dialog that popped up on demand, which is what we want as well on mobile 

Does anyone remember which kernel infastructure this on-demand dialling used?


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