Hi, One of the important features we want to support in intrepid is out-of-the-box 3g support .
Now that Network Manager 0.7 has entered the archive, I’d like to to ask you to test your 3g hardware with it and report your findings to the 3G Hardware page on the wiki . We want to hear about all results – good and bad ones. Just remember to open a bug in launchpad and link it to your result on that wiki page. How to test ------------- If you are running intrepid, you just need to apt-get upgrade to get the current network-manager 0.7. Alternatively, you can also use the Network Manager PPA  which usually has even more recent snapshots in it. If you are using hardy, the PPA  is currently the only source to track network manager 0.7 progress in ubuntu. Furthermore, the daily intrepid livecd's  come with NetworkManager 0.7. Please test them as well. Known issues -------------- 1. We have dropped all driver tweaks for now. This means you most likely see regressions with orinoco and madwifi/ath drivers. 2. /etc/network/interfaces is currently not recognized. Better remove all entries (except the “iface lo” one) from it to avoid confusing behavior. The long term idea is to provide legacy backend for network-manager that parses your /etc/network/interfaces as good as possible. If thats not enough for some you probably will have to uninstall network-manager. In case our legacy backend will not reach a stable enough state for intrepid, we might go back to the dumb “blacklisting” approach we used in hardy. 3. network manager applet has no UI to disconnect a particular interface. So do not get confused if you suddenly are connected to wired and wireless at the same time. 4. VPN plugins are not yet available. I added an initial package for the openvpn plugin to the Network Manager PPA  (intrepid only) for now. Once I have good feedback I will do the same for the other vpn variants and eventually upload those packages to the real archive. How to report bugs -------------------- To file a bug , please follow the instructions below: In general, Network Manager 0.7 bugs should have the word “0.7” in their bug summary; in this way I can easily filter them out. If you encounter connectivity issues with Network Manager 0.7 and your wifi/wired setup, please attach your complete syslog taken after you reproduced your issue. If you see crashes of the daemon, please install the dbgsym packages locally (libnm-glib0-dbgsym, libnm-util0-dbgsym, network-manager-dbgsym), reproduce the crash and attach the stacktrace that gets dumped to syslog to the bug. If you are having 3g issues, please attach the complete output of lshal as well. Please remember to search the current network-manager bugs  to avoid filing duplicates. However, if in doubt, open a new bug rather than adding information to potential duplicates. Just name the bug you think you might see a dupe off in your new bug; we will sort them out properly.  - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/3GNetworkingIntrepid  - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NetworkManager/Hardware/3G  - http://launchpad.net/~network-manager/+archive  - http://cdimages.ubuntu.com/daily-live/  - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+filebug  - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager ( fwiw, I also blogged this here: http://www.asoftsite.org/s9y/archives/149-Network-Manager-0.7-bug-reporting-+-3G-hardware-testing.html ) - Alexander -- ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce