Re: NM in manual mode.

On Sun, 2008-01-27 at 13:51 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> I have got to ask. Exactly what is meant by using NM in manual mode?

It's an Ubuntu specific patch to NM.  Their network control panel lets
you select whether a specific interface is in "Roaming" (controlled by
NM) or "Manual" (invisible to NM) mode.  It's basically a hack because
(a) NM 0.6.x didn't have good static IP support, and (b) drivers really
suck, and since Ubuntu packages 4 different 802.11 stacks and a shitload
of very, very bad drivers, they hacked around crappy drivers instead of
getting people to fix said drivers.

Definitely not the way it's all supposed to work, and the #1 source of
confused bug reports against NM...


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