My Fedora 15 beta experiences so far

Alan alan at
Sun May 22 19:16:19 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-05-13 at 22:44 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 09:47 +0600, Angel wrote:
> > If you click the network icon of the panel then Network Settings, that
> > ´s the different thing (dumbed down to absolute worthlessness).
> yeah - it's so worthless you can only connect to a typical wired or
> wireless network configuration, y'know, like probably 80-90% of all
> network connections ever. I do wish people would be less absurdly
> extremist about everything. 'It doesn't yet cover my particular use
> case' is not the same thing as 'worthless'.

If you can't change anything it is not very useful.  You can turn it on
and off and that is it.  If you need to change the IP address or give it
a fixed IP address or anything else you have to use a different app that
is not installed by default.  (And which requires, oddly enough, a
working network.)

My current problem with networking is that it drops the default route
after a while.  (If I let it sit over night, for example.)  It does not
seem to matter if the connection is actively being used or not. (It was
hard enough to get it to create a default route with a fixed IP address.
That part got fixed in a recent update. It still drops after a while.)

If wanting it to actually work and be useful is "extreme", then yes.  I
dislike the idea that in order to appeal to new users you have to remove
any and all ability to configure things so they won't get "confused"
distasteful in the extreme.

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