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Re: [opensuse] SuSE10.2-RC1, NetworkManager
  • From: Timo Hoenig <thoenig@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 11:19:55 +0100
  • Message-id: <1165227595.26823.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Verner,

On Mon, 2006-12-04 at 08:53 +0100, Verner Kjærsgaard wrote:

> On my brand new SuSE10.2 (internet install, all like a breeze), my wireless
> (ipw2100 on IBM ThinkPad R50) gets detected and I'm able to set it up
> correctly. I can't connect to my AP, however.
>
> I was under the impression that a thing called networkmanager would
> automagically select between cabled and wireless if one of them is available?
>
> It isn't.

Please read http://en.opensuse.org/Projects/KNetworkManager .

> In the panel, I've got this small icon down right, it's small
> "Knetworkmanager" aplet. Only I can't select anything sensibly from it?
>
> Now what? What am I missing here?
>
> NEGATIVE RANT: Now, I respect (a lot in fact) the enormous effort that the
> SuSE programmers are putting into a very fine distry. One that's been my
> absolute choice for many, many years.
> I lieu of the excellent overall quality, I am sorry, but I don't understand
> why a (seemingly, but that may not be the case) relatively simple thing like
> an automatic selection of network source is not ready. Or, is not well
> documented... I mean, I'm heavily plugging SuSE to ordinary (read Windows...)
> users, and I fail to understand this...it's so important.
>
> POSITIVE RANT: Now, my experience with the SuSE10.2 install, the design, the
> new KDE userinterface, the overall feeling is excellent. It's a fantastic
> distro. The graphic design is a killer. Pleasant to the Eye and all. What a
> fab job!

I've skipped both rants.

Please get back if you still have problems after reading the above link.

Timo

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