Reliable Network Manager in Hardy

Joel Goguen jgoguen at
Tue Feb 5 20:17:26 UTC 2008

On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 21:07:58 +0100, Nils <n.bruenggel at> wrote:
> Dear all
> Today I tried out the Alpha 4 of Hardy and was quite disappointed that
> it still ships with nm 6.5.
> I had a lot of trouble with it, especially in WLANs with WPA
> enterprise. It also seems that there are plenty of bugs in it. Network
> Manager is essential to be able to work, unlike for example compiz,
> which is nice to have. Of course you can also connect to all wlans
> using the cli, wpa_supplicant, dhclient, etc, but this is IMHO a waste
> of time.
> Since there are some reports of how much nm 0.7 will improve [1] the
> situation, I was hoping that Hardy will come with it. I would like to
> know what the Ubuntu dev team does to improve the situation.
> Regards
> Nils
> [1]
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I have had no end of trouble trying to get NM 0.7 working in Ubuntu, and
even Fedora's claim to ship with NM 0.7 is only partially true.  Having
used it, it looks like they've just got 0.6.5 with some extra features that
don't really do a whole lot (unless of course you have VPN connections to
manage, then they've got something good for you).  NM 0.6.5 OTOH has been
smooth, never failed to work properly.  Except of course when I hit the
switch for my wireless card, but you can't blame NM for user stupidity :)

Joel Goguen
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until we've
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