Re: Questions about 0.5.1

Dan Williams wrote:
On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 10:22 +0200, Giuseppe Castagna wrote:

computer, which is a little boring. Is it possible to avoid to type a passwd for the WEP key, either by making NM not to use the keyring or the keyring not to ask the passwd. Alternatively is it possible to have a single passwd request for the keyring and the ssh-askpasswd?

This is more a bug with gnome-keyring, such that if you log in, and your
keyring password is the same as your login password, your keyring
probably should be unlocked.  It's annoying, yes.

Apparently we are not the only two persons to think this is a gnome-keyring bug:

But if they do not "fix" it probably the NM user should be given the option not to use gnome-keyring

2) I live in a densely inhabited neighborhood, thus in my living room besides my wife I also get 4 other wireless networks of my neighbors. Since I do not
A charming typo ... I meant wifi ;-)

broadcast my ESSID then as soon as I connect NM tries to connect on my neighbors networks. Is it possible to force NM to try first the last used network


What you can do right now is to remove the entries in GConf that refer
to your neighbors wireless networks.  You must have connected to them at
least once, since NM won't connect to a network you haven't explicitly
chosen from the menu.  If you do that, but leave in the entry for your
access point, NM will start up and connect to your access point only.

Worked as a charm. Thank you.

3) Finally let me add that NM is great. It was on the top of my wishlist and as it is it nearly matches all my needs. I really needed it since I travel a lot attending for instance conferences and visiting other labs. So I use a lot of different wifi networks. But most of them however are short-lived (e.g. conferences) so I was wondering whether it is possible to delete existing configurations (I'm afraid of Window's always growing register syndrom :-) ), without using e.g. gnomeconf.

We do very much need a small app to change/remove wireless networks.
Any volunteers?  Python would be a good choice.  I don't think the
applet should include this functionality, but I'm open to debate.

A "Preference" entry that launches /usr/bin/nm-preferences? Hope I'll find the time during Xmas break to try to write it down (but do not count on that).

4) Now that the top of my wishlist is erased, the next item becomes bluetooth management. Is it possible to use the same NM technology to handle BT connections? I'm not speaking just about networking (I saw the discussion in the archives) but also other devices. For instance I use a BT for Palm, mouse and headset, but everytime I have to handle connections by scripts. Any plans about this kind of support?

Yes, but Chris Aillon needs to get his GObject patch done first.  I'd
really hate to add Bluetooth support with NMDevice like it is right now.
We need to convert NMDevice into a real GObject so that we can subclass
it for wireless, wired, bluetooth, etc devices.


Thanks again


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