yes it is like you said. today it is not easy to find out for a beginner to start. in suse it is very easy. i know pppoe from knoppix where you are grafical guided to the rpppoe-setup. than rpppoe-setup is similar to pardus' rpppoe-setup.
i think it is neccessary to include grafical hints. it is no problem to operate in command line but you dont know what to start and how to start. today the distros came from internet as ISO. 10 years ago you bought them in a bookshop with a little booklet which guids you to the minimal basics.
i found this: http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/viewtopic.php?t=288&sid=8f1385a88a1d7c756c3062eacf80c8c8
with this tool you can operate without su passwort like in suse
if you are interrestet search for tk-rpppoe in internet.
@zloby - i understand nothing about this network things.
so i dont know what a routing mode is.
here in germany some provider give the costomer the routers and voip splitter - but they dont give you the ip number of the router!
so if i have to add anywhere the ip number of the router i am lost.
is it possible without to know this number?