I would also like to see NetworkManager on the FreeRunner. Preferably v0.7, it's not out yet, but its still much better than 0.6, and the API and code makes a lot more sense to me. And with all the work that Dan Williams put into the OLPC version of it, it shouldn't be too heavy in resources. Once I setup my computer for building I'll probably start to port it, but I have no idea how long that will be.
-Bob Frank On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:47 PM, Russell Sears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Stephen Shelton wrote: > > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:36:29PM +0200, Christophe Badoit wrote: > >> For WEP, I'm currently connecting with : > >> > >> ifconfig eth0 up > >> iwconfig eth0 essid any > >> iwconfig eth0 key 'mykey' > >> iwconfig eth0 essid 'myssid' > >> ifup eth0 > >> > >> Something strange, I am unable to set the key (iwconfig key) if the > >> essid is not "any". > >> > >> I began patching wifi-radar (a wifi python/gtk app) for the FR, if I've > >> got enough time, I'll try to release it. > >> > >> - -- > >> Christophe Badoit > > > > I was able to connect to my WEP network doing the above. Thanks for the > > pointer... that should get me started! > > > > I'd rather see wicd used as a gui; my experience with wifi-radar has been > just > > awful. The UI locks up frequently, is it even using any multi threading? > Wicd > > has worked very nicely for me, and seems a bit more configurable. > > Not to jump into a religious war, but why not use something based on > NetworkManager? > > It provides clean separation between the scripting / hardware > interfacing stuff and the gui. It also supports multiple types of > network devices (I use it to for the ethernet and wifi on my laptop, and > it seems to know what pppd and modems are...). > > It supports all sorts of crazy network security protocols, including > many of the wifi ones and openvpn. It's the default under ubuntu these > days, and is distribution and gui toolkit agnostic. There are GUIs for > qt and gtk (and perhaps others). I think there are also command line > utilities, though I've never needed them. > > Regardless of which GUI is added, it probably should also know about > usb0, and GPRS so that it's easy to switch between networks, and to tell > if you're burning through your cell phone data plan or using wifi... ;) > > -Rusty > > > > > I'd really like to see someone who knows what they are talking about > update that > > wiki page; I'm sure that's a sore spot for quite a few new openmoko > users... > > > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community >
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