I have dsl, but I have my pppoe all setup in the router so I never have to mess with username/passwords/dsl setups. It saves a headache for all distros. I'm not a fan of NM at all and our future releases will have wicd as an option also. I use wicd myself.
At first I want thank developers for Sabayon - detecting of hardware and instalation works great ( Sabayon 4.2) on my system.
But after completing of instalation I met the same problem - I was not able to connect over pppoe - there was no any appropriate package ("rp-pppoe") on the instalation dvd. I had to download it's source files (and it's dependencies such as "ppp") through local network from my another computer and emerge it (after compiling the instalation failed due to impossibility overwriting of early existent broken "tk-pppoe" symlink, if I don't confuse myself - but after it's deleting instalation was succesfuly finished).
I realize that it is more rationally and comfortable to setup pppoe in the dsl-router, but I need connect to internet through server in local network as my provider grant internet connection over pppoe without dsl-router
In Gentoo I used "pppoe-setup" typed in console after emerging "rp-pppoe" to setup pppoe-connection without any gui of NetworkManagers. After configuring pppoe/adsl via "pppoe-setup" dialog I just type
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#route add default dev ppp0
(it may be usefull to create script of autostart of connection and place it in /etc/init.d/)
There is no support of PPPoE/DSL yet currently in "wicd" as mentioned on it's homepage: http://wicd.sourceforge.net/