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Re: network manager command-line control?



On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 11:19 +0200, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 11:37 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 10:43 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > I want to make sure I'm not missing something before I file an RFE. I'd like
> > > to be able to enable/disable wireless (or wired, for that matter) networking
> > > from scripts. The nm-tool program seems like the logical place for this
> > > functionality, but it doesn't appear to actually have it at this point.
> > 
> > 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 a list of (important) dbus methods exported by NM?  I'm trying
> to work out a way of bringing up a wireless network early in the boot
> process in F8 and have been unable to even get a list of devices.

Hmm, I'm about to land that functionality in F8 and rawhide in the next
few weeks anyway...

Dan

> Trying to run (which looks like it's supposed to work in 0.6):
>  >>> import dbus
>  >>> bus = dbus.SystemBus()
>  >>> iface = bus.get_object('org.freedesktop.NetworkManager', '/org/freedesktop/NetworkManager')
>  >>> devs = iface.getDevices(dbus_interface='org.freedesktop.NetworkManager')
>       or
>  >>> devs = iface.getDevices(dbus_interface='org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Devices')
> 
> gives me:
> 
> dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod:
> Method "getDevices" with signature "" on interface
> "org.freedesktop.NetworkManager" doesn't exist
> 
> What am I missing?
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> 
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