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Re: [opensuse-usability] network card revisited
  • From: "Martin Schmidkunz" <mschmidkunz@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 12:14:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <op.tq2upnjnzec9il@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Network Devices" is default tab (it's not shown there, but it is)

Correct.

networkcard_global_device:
I agree with the wrong naming of the buttons, it should be "configure"
instead of "Edit" and "disable" instead of  "Delete"
I agree with "Configure", but not with "Disable". Disable means that YaST will
keep your configuration but button will delete it.

Stop! We can generally discuss pros and cons of another button labeling but for now relabeling the buttons would break constistency of YaST and YaST is already inconsitency enough!
So there will be no relabelling yet.

networkcard hardware
for the "Driver" option there should be a possibility to choose from a
list, but also to enter the module manually.

Makes sense.

Networkcard address
I wish a drop down menu for "IP Address" and "Subnetmask" with the last
5-10 entered items. This is very handy when you switch networks a lot and don't use dhcp.

That use case would be covered with the profiles you mentioned beneath.

Even better, make a new drop down button where you can easy switch between work, home, friend, cafe, whatever and it will change all
your settings.
This might be better hidden in an advanced tab, where you
can save, edit, delete the settings. Yes, you can do it also with other
tools, but this is, or networkmanager, imho the place where it should be.
Nice idea. We have scpm in distribution for that, but integration in YaST
would be nice. Could you write fate-request for this?

Will already came up with the idea to integrate some nm stuff into the network card module.
I think we can make this kind of profile thing in that place.

Enjoy,

Martin






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