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Re: NM: the usual rant



2009/3/1 Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com>:
> Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> I too am having a problem with Network Manager, and like Anne, I should
>> file a bug and provide feedback if requested. In my case Network Manager
>> seems to have a terribly difficult time connecting to my wireless
>> network before I login. I always have to force a restart of the network
>> service in order to get the magic "Connection Established" gui popup
>> message and the connectivity bars icon showing at the top right of my
>> screen. I think it may have something to do with a problem in ifup-eth
>> and dhclient.
>>
> Part of the problem here is understanding the difference between the
> network service and the NetworkManager service. The network service
> will connect before you log in, while the NetworkManager service
> connects after you log in. You normally want to run only one of
> these services. I like the network service for servers and desktops,
> and the NetworkManager service for laptops. (I need to be able to
> connect to my desktop even if nobody is logged in.) You can have
> both services running at the same time, but you have to make sure
> you have the interfaces that you do not want NetworkManager to
> control marked as such.
>
To add to the discussion, NM doesn't connect to the network without a
gui. That seems a rather shortsighted design. I found this the hard
way today when my gui got screwed after an update and some ill
considered tinkering.

> Mikkel
> --
>
> A:  Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q:  Why is top-posting a bad thing?

nice sig :P

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