Wireless in 9.10
rrumberger at web.de
Sun Dec 6 07:23:38 UTC 2009
On Sunday 06 December 2009, Nigel Ridley wrote:
> I've tried all the options:- KNetWorkManager;
> Network-Manager-Gnome and Wicd. All of them work for a while then
> start making problems.
I have next to no experience with any of these, and therefore can't
offer any advice specific to these apps.
> This is on a Dell Vostro with several users.
> My own Dell Inspiron 1525 has KNetWorkManager and hasn't caused
> any problems at all.
> The main problem on the multi-user laptop is when someone
> "switches users" to log in. Only Wicd consistently allows all
> users to choose from the visible routers. But this weekend Wicd
> abruptly gave a message that no wireless routers were visible. I
> tried rebooting a couple of times and ended up reinstalling
> KNetWorkManager -- which only most times works properly......
If switching users is the cause of the problem, why don't you just
use /etc/network/interfaces? If the laptop tends to stay within the
same network, this would remove any need to configure anything
(unless you use a strange setup like my university does).
If the laptop frequently changes networks, that in itself may cause
some problems if the driver isn't well-written. It might help to
unload (rmmod) and load (modprobe) it.
> When is Ubuntu going to sort the whole networkmanager chaos out???
I haven't been able to use NM since I need more than one network
interface to be active at a time (i.e. both ethernet and wireless).
Since I've always used /etc/network/interfaces, this has never really
The Idea behind NM also has the problem that one needs to log in
before a network connection can be established (unless something
drastically changed). This is a problem on my Desktop, which I tend
to start and afterwards use/manage remotely...
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