NetworkManager in fedora 15 various questions/problems
horsley1953 at gmail.com
Tue May 24 23:52:32 UTC 2011
My wired network does indeed work OK in fedora 15. The
Options... button is no longer always disabled, so that problem
seems to be fixed since the beta, but when I was editing
the connection to turn on the always connected flag,
I get this tool tip when I hover over the "Save..."
button that says something like:
"Authenticate to save the settings for everyone"
I click save, and no authentication dialog pops up, it
just saves it. Apparently it really worked because
I was able to ssh into the system without ever logging
in after a reboot, but I'm still wondering where
to authenticate :-).
On my new Zino HD, I only have a wireless connection
with a Broadcom chip that works out of the box on
Ubuntu, but fedora knows nothing :-(. After some
poking around, I found that the akmod-wl package
(and friends) from rpmfusion is supposed to
provide a working driver. Some hackery with a
ethernet over phone wire connection got me hooked
up long enough to install rpmfusion repos and
the akmod-wl package, and after rebooting, the
driver gives every indication of working. I get
a eth0 showing up in ifconfig -a and if I
right click the network icon and look at connections,
it shows a wireless connection, and even knows the
MAC address but it says it is Disconnected, and every
field I might be able to type in is disabled in the dialog.
If I bring up the nm-connection-editor separately,
it will let me type stuff, but I get the impression
that whatever I'm telling it is completely irrelevant
to whatever is going on in the other dialog.
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