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Re: NetworkManager and wireless interfaces created by d-i (Re: Bug#606268:...)

On 2012-04-04 17:02, Michael Biebl wrote:
On 04.04.2012 22:48, Michael Biebl wrote:
On 04.04.2012 19:50, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
I just reinstalled Debian and for the first time did it via my wireless
network (with WPA encryption), without even requiring non-free firmware.
It was disappointing after that to discover that using wireless during
the install was what caused network-manager not to manage my wireless
card, after the installation :-/

I read the README and also tried managed=true to workaround, but that
didn't do it for me. NetworkManager would show my wireless card as
"Unavailable"... whatever that means. It reluctantly gave as only reason
for that state that the device was now managed...
d-i added this stanza to /etc/network/interfaces for my wireless card:

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
     wpa-ssid 1391
     wpa-psk  openssh5.1p1
Commenting the allow-hotplug line managed to work around. It seems that
wlan0 was up when network-manager started, and this caused it not to
consider wlan0. After bringing wlan0 down and restarting
network-manager, NetworkManager could control wlan0.
I thought d-i does *not* create any /e/n/i entries for wireless
connections anymore, so NM can properly manage the interface later on.

d-i surely did here. To be exact, I "just" reinstalled on March 23rd, using a March 22nd i386 testing netinst. I didn't touch /etc/network/interfaces or play with the network after the install except through NetworkManager.

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