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Re: Fedora 7



Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On Thu, 2007-01-04 at 21:24 -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
On Thursday 04 January 2007 9:18 pm, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
I think the right Answer is to make NM cover all cases. where you don't need to go to other tools. I use entirely NM. but i could see instances where i need to choose between multiple static wired configs that NM may
not be the easiest tool to use.
I should add i use NM on laptops only.  servers and desktops I dont use it.
FWIW: I have never managed to get NM working anywhere for me.
After having played with it on laptops, desktops/network-clients and my
home network's server, I found my myself having disabled NM everywhere.

I use it on both laptops and desktops. I still get frequent cases of having to select my wireless network multiple times until it successfully connects, and the fact it doesn't connect until the user logs in means once I'm logged I have to restart some services such as squid. NM has the thankless job of having to deal with wireless drivers of extremely varying quality and stability.

My laptop chipset is well suppobrted (aironet), but on the desktop it's a nightmare. I have a PCI madwifi-based card that's stable but yields horrible signal strength, and two of those little USB wifi adapters. One (Netgear MA111v2) works with ndiswrapper but systematically crashes the kernel on shutdown, the other (a Sagem XG-760N) is only supported by the very unstable zd1211b driver. *sigh*.


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