NM: the usual rant

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 23:07:08 UTC 2009

2009/3/1 Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at>:
> suvayu ali wrote:
>> To add to the discussion, NM doesn't connect to the network without a
>> gui. That seems a rather shortsighted design. I found this the hard
>> way today when my gui got screwed after an update and some ill
>> considered tinkering.
> This is only true if you don't have a systemwide configuration set up. The
> current NetworkManager can also use configuration from
> system-config-network, just as the old network service does.

2009/3/1 Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at>:
> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> plugins=ifcfg-fedora
> That's the plugin which is supposed to handle settings from
> system-config-network. But I think this feature is mainly tested with wired
> networks. Some wireless stuff is known not to be supported, for example
> WPA. (The Fedora ifcfg settings have no settings for WPA.)
That probably explains my case. I use a USB wifi receiver to connect
to the Internet.


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