Re: Wireless newbies -- just try NetworkManager!

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On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 03:37:12PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> John W. Linville wrote:
> > Please, as the first step in trying to get wireless working on Fedora,
> > before you do anything else, please just try:
> > 
> > service NetworkManager start
> > 
> > Please note that I said to try that _first_.  Specifically, "first"
> > does not mean "after I ran system-config-network" or "after I started
> > wpa_supplicant" or even "after I tried to configure things manually".
> > "First" means _first_.
> Why?
> What difference does it make if you try NM first or second?

Obviously you aren't reading other threads...

Quite often someone will create a mess trying all the hard ways to
get wireless working before they try NetworkManager.  Too often they
don't clean-up after their failed attempts, resulting in a nightmare
of conflicting wireless configuration options all trying to control
the wireless device at the same time.

Why create a mess trying the hard stuff, when you can at least try
the easy way first?

> Personally, I just want a WiFi application that works.
> I don't care what it is.

If you "don't care what it is", then you shouldn't object to my
suggestion of which to try first.

> I'll use the first one I come across that works.

Fine...try NetworkManager first.

John W. Linville
[email protected]

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