network-manager

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Fri Jan 12 19:39:43 UTC 2007


On Fri, 2007-12-01 at 14:03 -0500, John Dangler wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 18:54 +0000, MICHAEL WEAVER wrote:
> > I think it is obscure because I can't find it either so I am having the 
> > same trouble as the person who mentioned this problem.
> > I looked under administration and all I can find are Network Tools and 
> > network settings.
> > It does seem rather like it is a bit like Gnucash which is another app 
> > that doesn't seem to appear in any of the Gnome menus as I know someone 
> > had to find the file for me and add it to the Gnome menus under the menu 
> > containing things like the Openoffice apps.
> > I have tried both a command install and entering on the Network-manager 
> > Gnome .deb file thinking I might see it under one of the menus when I 
> > did an alt F1 but still couldn't locate how to run it.
> After installing, I logged out of gdm and back in, and I do have an
> additional task bar icon for the manager (although it says there are no
> devices present)...
> 
> I went into system->networking, switched my profile to enable eth1 and
> disable eth0, set the default gateway to eth1, went into properties on
> eth1, found the wireless network name correctly, set the IP address, and
> - nothing.
> Unless network-manager-gnome has some other function than being an icon
> on a desktop (I'm googling for something on this now), I don't see how
> having it will help me configure wireless with a static IP to work
> properly...
> 

as oliver said in another post, network-manager can't handle static ip's
right now.  This ufnctionality is planned for 0.7, which won't be
released until after feisty; in feisty certain workarounds have been
suggested.  DOn't know if they're implemented yet.  

I wrote a python script to manage locations for me, in a scenario where
my eth1 and eth0 both switch back and forth between static and dhcp.
The script also does little things like hcange the default printer, turn
vpn on/off, and reocnfigure the relayhost in postfix.  It's attached; to
use it, you need locaiton-specific stanzas in
your /etc/netwoork/interfaces, like this:

iface homewireless inet static
gateway...
address..
broadcast...

iface workwireless inet dhcp


Anyway the script is attached if you want to try it out.  careful, it
needs to run as root and I've done no testing outside my own laptop, be
sure you know what it's doing before you run it!

matt


> > 
> > David Coldrick wrote:
> > > nm-applet is what you're after. Obscure, huh :-)
> > >
> > > REgards,
> > > David
> > >
> > > On 1/13/07, *John Dangler* <jdangler at atlantic.net 
> > > <mailto:jdangler at atlantic.net>> wrote:
> > >
> > >     I installed network-manager-gnome this morning, but can't seem to
> > >     find
> > >     the program/app itself.  Looking through 'add/remove', and adding
> > >     'unsupported apps' , I did find a couple of possible candidates -
> > >     'Network Selector', and 'WiFi Radar' ...
> > >
> > >     Can someone here tell me if it is one of those two, or, if not, how I
> > >     can get network-manager-gnome onto my desktop?
> > >
> > >     Thanks
> > >
> > >
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> 
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Matt Price
History Dept
University of Toronto
matt.price at utoronto.ca
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