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Re: network manager command-line control?

On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 11:37:50AM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> All the functionality is currently available with dbus-send.  However,
> since that's the case, it would be nice to have a CLI tool that
> interfaces in a nicer manner than dbus-send.  I'd like to have something
> like that too, but haven't had time to look into it.  It would be a
> great opportunity for somebody to jump in.

Is there somewhere where all of the messages that can be sent are
documented? It's a bit daunting....

> Jeremy has an excellent answer to this question :)  There's already an
> rfkill framework in the kernel, your upstream Sony ACPI kernel module
> needs to hook into that.  In the short term, if you _really_ don't want
> to make the world a better place by pressuring upstream Sony ACPI module
> authors to do the right thing, look at dbus-send, use the D-Bus property

Guilt trip, eh? :) 

> interface on the base NetworkManager object, and set the WirelessEnabled
> property to true/false depending on what the custom events say.  By
> doing this and not making upstream better, you agree to sacrifice 3
> small, adorable, mewing kittens each time you flip the rfkill switch.

Ooooh, now *there's* the guilt trip. maybe I can do *both*. I'll go read up
on rfkill now.

> > (Also, is there a way to supress the pop-up messages about changes in
> > connections status? I find them more obtrusive and distracting than
> > helpful.)
> We could add an option to the applet to disable them, yes.

That would make me oh-so-happy. I'll sacrifice *any number* of kittens for
you if you'll do this. :)

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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