Re: Network management, both ethernet and wireless
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 03:08:01AM -0800, ispmarin wrote:
> > I´ve just installed debian lenny (amd64) on my macbook, and since this
> > is my first time as a notebook user, I would like to hear your ways to
> > control connectivity. I have two different ethernet connections, home
> > and work, each with different IPs. I also have a wireless connection
> > at work, and would like also to connect to different wireless
> > connections (airports, etc). At work, if the ethernet connection is
> > plugged, wireless should be disabled; if it´s not, wireless should be
> > used. At home, the same. If ethernet is not connected, and I am not at
> > home or work, I should be able to search for other (encrypted or not)
> > wireless connections.
Try installing Network Manager (apt-get install network-manager). It will
do everything you ask right out of the box.
It will probably fire up automatically if you're running a gnome desktop.
Otherwise you can manually run 'nm-applet' when you login. You should see
a new icon in your window manager's system tray. Hopefully you only need
to do that the first time, then your session manager will restart it on
Network Manager is a little too 'black-magic' for my taste, but it actually
works really well.
On my etch system I also had to do the following (YMMV):
- comment out all interfaces in /etc/networks/interfaces except for 'lo'
- add relevant users to the 'netdev' group
As an aside, anyone know how to disable the Windows'ish balloon pop-up when
you connect/disconnect from a network? I hate that thing.
Brad Sawatzky, PhD <firstname.lastname@example.org> -<>- Jefferson Lab / Temple Univ.
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