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Re: Wifi dies about once an hour. Bug in update ?



On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 07:37 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 16:17 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 gmail com> wrote:
> > > Aside: I'd love to have a network manager like what is shipped with F10
> > > Live, but I've never been able to figure out how to get it running.  If
> > > anyone knows, I'd like to tackle that once I get wlan0 running stable.
> > 
> > 
> > Unless you mock with the settings for your network... NetworkManager
> > just runs.  If you are editting connection settings by hand using the
> > legacy network configuration tool then you've probably inadvertently
> > disabled NM's ability to manage that device.  Out of the box NM should
> > require absolutely no configuration for dhcp based dynamic wireless
> > network access.  Its just a matter of selecting the wireless network
> > from NM's selection interface.  If you have editted system wide
> > network configurations that will impact NM's functionality as the
> > legacy configuration tool allows you to hide devices from NM.
> > 
> > Its seldom enough to just tell us you've installed updates. Which
> > updates matter. For example are you injesting external drivers from
> > rpmfusion or other 3rd party source. That matters a great deal in
> > terms of trying to reproduce the problem.
> > 
> > I'm not seeing this on my hardware. But that's not really saying much
> > because I've no idea if we have similar hardware and I have no idea if
> > we are both running the same software.  I have an uptodate system..but
> > i eat updatest-testing so I have no idea if I'm comparable to you in
> > terms of packages on the system. And I'm using NM.
> > 
> > First thing to do when troubleshooting your own hardware, is to
> > fallback to the older kernel. You should have at least one older
> > kernel available as an alternative to boot.  If they older fixes the
> > problem that is an indication that its a driver level problem.
> 
> For whatever reason, my wifi connection is not crashing anymore.  I'll look
> into the Network Manager stuff when I get time.
> 
> Thanks for your help. 

I spoke too soon.  My wifi connection just died.

Before I rebooted, I went into the network configuration application and
enabled "Controlled by Network Manager".  Prior to right now I had that
disabled, because I was setting things manually.

$ ps aux | grep nm
xxx     3606  0.0  0.3  67008 10180 ?        S    08:47
0:00 /usr/bin/nm-applet --sm-disable
root      3632  0.0  0.1   8172  3740 ?        S    08:47
0:00 /usr/sbin/nm-system-settings
--config /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf

What does "--sm-disable" mean ?

I don't have an icon anywhere that I can use to set which wireless
connection point I want to use.  How do I get an icon in a panel for
nm-applet ?

Thanks 


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