On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 03:38:43PM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> Sure, NM doesn't work correctly if:
> * you have any wireless card other than an Intel IPW 2100 or 2200, or
> an Atheros card supported by madwifi-ng
Do the wireless- config keys in /etc/network/interfaces work in this
> * you have a software-controlled wifi kill switch
Hmm... How does it fail in this case? AFAICS it'll just keep trying to
connect, but obviously fail at some point.
> * you have one of several different wired ethernet cards
Do you mean if you have more than one card or if you have particular
ethernet cards? In the latter case, is the problem lack of link
detection in the driver or something like that?
> * you require a static IP address on any interface
True. As mentioned anywhere this would probably require the notion of
locations and a means to detect your current location... Any suggestions
on how to detect this?
> * you require your own DNS configuration
True. This will also be much easier to solve if there is a location
> * you attempt to suspend or hibernate your laptop
AFAICT this is a timing issue. NetworkManager DOES handle your
suspending, but I think it tries to wake up again too soon (ie. before
the driver or hardware is totally ready) and then fails in interesting
> * you need networking to work before a user logs in
I'm not totally sure about this one. If you have such requirements, it's
likely to be on a server and hence out of scope for network manager?
Sure, it'd be nice if network manager handled it, too, but I don't see
it as a showstopper for inclusion into ubuntu-desktop.
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