Testing the Wireless driver changes
carrano at ricardocarrano.com
Mon Jan 21 14:51:08 EST 2008
Do we have a description of the dbus API for the XO NM implementation
[Like the one in:
On Jan 17, 2008 6:24 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 14:18 -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> > >> To completely silence the radio:
> > >> #!/bin/bash
> > >> rmmod usb8xxx
> > >> mv /lib/firmaware/usb8883.bin /lib/firmaware/usb8883.bin.quiet
> > > For a more user-friendly solution, (short of a hardware rfkill switch)
> > > put a toggle somewhere in the control panel for "Don't turn the radio
> > > automatically" that is _UN_checked by default, and a wireless
> > > enabled/disabled button there too. ...
> > > Then ensure that NetworkManager is clued into the preference value
> > > above, and that NM sets it's initial wireless-enabled state coherently
> > > with the preference value above as well.
> > >
> > > Were these things done, by default the behavior would be the same as
> > > is now, but those people who wish insane amounts of control over the
> > > power state can have their fluffy white cake and eat it too.
> > I'm one of those who wishes for control. The G1G1 offering has set
> > up a user population different from the education design of the OLPC
> > project. I live in the boonies, have no wireless, and there are no
> > other radios within range. My connection is by wired ethernet.
> > Took me a while to find out that NetworkManager would set up my
> > wired connection, if I provided a DHCP server. However, if I happen
> > to unplug my ethernet cable for a while, NetworkManager reverts eth0
> > back to radio (and I need to reboot to reconnect as wired).
> > What I wish for is a user toggle that when I'm at home will inhibit
> > NetworkManager from supplanting the wired connection. (But I do
> > want to restore radio function when I take my XO to a cafe.)
> NetworkManager has functionality to enable/disable the wireless, it's
> just not exposed from the user interface yet. I believe Simon has been
> looking into this. In the mean-time, you can disable wireless by
> dbus-send --system \
> --dest=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager \
> /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager \
> org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.setWirelessEnabled boolean:false
> and NetworkManager won't try to use either of the 802.11bg or the mesh
> interfaces until the next reboot.
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