Re: blocking bug for laptop users

On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 23:29 +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 20:03 +0000, yelo_3 wrote:
> > it is blocking because people using a hotkey to switch of/off
> > wireless, will see a different status in the applet:
> > - the hotkey toggles wireless using the dbus method setWirelessEnabled
> > - the applet does not update itself, so the user who disables
> > wireless, will see in the applet that wireless is enabled, and the
> > exact list of wireless network that were active before he had hit the
> > hotkey
> That's not the right way to do it, especially as some "hotkeys" act
> directly on the hardware. The correct way to do it is:
> - have HAL do get/set on the hardware (either using custom APIs for each
> models, like already implemented for Dells, or the generic kernel rfkill
> API)
> - Make NetworkManager handle the get/set from the hardware

Apparently HAL 0.5.9 has limited rfkill support, and that's what we
should be hooking into with NM now.


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