Re: NM before login?

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Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 20:31 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Dan Williams wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2009-05-10 at 11:40 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>>> Is there a way of establishing (and keeping)
>>>> a WiFi connection with NetworkManager
>>>> before logging in?
>>>> I've read postings saying it is possible,
>>>> and others saying it is not.
>>>> If it is possible,
>>>> what are the steps one must take to implement this?
>>>> (I'm running Fedora-10 with KDE.)
>>> This is provided by the nm-system-settings service.  You'll want to grab
>>> the NM from F-10 updates-testing:
>>> and after a reboot, you should be able to use the connection editor to
>>> mark your wifi connections as "Available to all users", which means they
>>> will be available before login.
>> Thanks very much, I'll try that.
>> Though I am reasonably sure -
>> having followed your suggestion to use nm-tools -
>> that the occasional problem with my Orinoco Gold PCMCIA card
>> is something to do with the orinoco_cs driver rather than NM.
>> Still, it will help to find as soon as possible
>> whether or not a WiFi connection is going to be set up.
> You might get better luck by using the 'hostap' driver for your card,
> most of the orinoco cards can be driven by hostap too.
> However, I've used an airport card (which is essentially orinoco) pretty
> successfully with recent NM versions.  What sort of issues are you
> having with it, and what kernel version are you running?

Is that right? I've been using hermesap on a machine, but now can't
upgrade to Linux 2.6 because that driver has essentially dead-ended.
This is one of the old old WaveLAN cards (gold) that is actually branded
Lucent. If this is true, that would be welcome news.

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