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Re: low-hanging fruit



On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 15:18 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> On 8/20/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
>         
>         I don't suspend when walking away because I don't want my
>         wireless to
>         drop, I don't want to have to re-login to say t-mobile
>         hot-spot, 
> 
> Yeah, sigh...these wifi browser prompts completely destroy the user
> experience for so many applications.  My personal favorite is starting
> Firefox, clicking "Resume session" and getting 15 redirected login
> tabs. 
> 
> Long term I hope we can figure out some way to make that suck less.  I
> don't have any good ideas right now about how to detect the situation
> initially.

Devicescape-like for GNOME?
http://www.devicescape.com

> That said though, maybe if we only suspend for say the time it takes
> to go to the bathroom (~2 minutes) it might not toss you back at that
> prompt.  I'm not sure how that works - if it authorizes your MAC
> address for X minutes or whether it's "DHCP request implies prompt".
> In the latter case we might be able to fix NetworkManager to save its
> DHCP lease if it's within the lease time still and not do another
> request on unsuspend if it's the same network. 

It still needs the WEP key (unset on suspend) to resume. And
gnome-screensaver should probably unlock the keyring if it can.



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