Bob Frank robert.kenneth.frank at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 02:57:49 CEST 2008

I would also like to see NetworkManager on the FreeRunner.  Preferably v0.7,
it's not out yet, but its still much better than 0.6, and the API and code
makes a lot more sense to me.  And with all the work that Dan Williams put
into the OLPC version of it, it shouldn't be too heavy in resources.  Once I
setup my computer for building I'll probably start to port it, but I have no
idea how long that will be.

-Bob Frank

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:47 PM, Russell Sears <sears at cs.berkeley.edu>

> Stephen Shelton wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:36:29PM +0200, Christophe Badoit wrote:
> >> For WEP, I'm currently connecting with :
> >>
> >> ifconfig eth0 up
> >> iwconfig eth0 essid any
> >> iwconfig eth0 key 'mykey'
> >> iwconfig eth0 essid 'myssid'
> >> ifup eth0
> >>
> >> Something strange, I am unable to set the key (iwconfig key) if the
> >> essid is not "any".
> >>
> >> I began patching wifi-radar (a wifi python/gtk app) for the FR, if I've
> >> got enough time, I'll try to release it.
> >>
> >> - --
> >> Christophe Badoit
> >
> > I was able to connect to my WEP network doing the above. Thanks for the
> > pointer... that should get me started!
> >
> > I'd rather see wicd used as a gui; my experience with wifi-radar has been
> just
> > awful. The UI locks up frequently, is it even using any multi threading?
> Wicd
> > has worked very nicely for me, and seems a bit more configurable.
> Not to jump into a religious war, but why not use something based on
> NetworkManager?
> It provides clean separation between the scripting / hardware
> interfacing stuff and the gui.  It also supports multiple types of
> network devices (I use it to for the ethernet and wifi on my laptop, and
> it seems to know what pppd and modems are...).
> It supports all sorts of crazy network security protocols, including
> many of the wifi ones and openvpn.  It's the default under ubuntu these
> days, and is distribution and gui toolkit agnostic.  There are GUIs for
> qt and gtk (and perhaps others).  I think there are also command line
> utilities, though I've never needed them.
> Regardless of which GUI is added, it probably should also know about
> usb0, and GPRS so that it's easy to switch between networks, and to tell
> if you're burning through your cell phone data plan or using wifi... ;)
> -Rusty
> >
> > I'd really like to see someone who knows what they are talking about
> update that
> > wiki page; I'm sure that's a sore spot for quite a few new openmoko
> users...
> >
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