f8: NetworkManager + runlevel 3 problem

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Mon Nov 12 21:50:18 UTC 2007

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> John Summerfield wrote:
>> And for mobile users in particular, both can come and go. One of the
>> annoyances with wired networks on laptops, before nm, has been the need
>> to "ifdown ..,; ifup ...."
> I never, ever, need to say ifdown or ifup, whether using NM or not.
> My WiFi interface will not come up if it cannot connect,
> and if it is connected and the connection is broken
> then it comes down of its own accord.
> And the same is true of ethernet.
> WiFi and ethernet use different devices, with different interfaces
> and different MACs, so in my experience, at least,
> they don't affect one another in the slightest.
> So when exactly did you have to say ifdown in your pre-NM days?

When I took my Acer to work, and when I brought it home. It was then 
running opensuse 10.0.

Whenever I wanted to change between wire and wireless on the same network.

At home my AP is hidden.



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