[Sugar-devel] How to disable "Authentication Required By Wireless Network" popup in Fedora 17

Jon Nettleton jon.nettleton at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 11:07:26 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Ajay Garg <ajaygargnsit at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:23 AM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 11:29:37PM -0400, Paul Fox wrote:
>> >
>> > ajay wrote:
>> >  > Hi Paul.
>> >  >
>> >  > Well, I am doing development on sugar-jhbuild F17.
>> >  >
>> >  > So, after I launch sugar-emulator, I wish to have the sugar
>> >  > network-authentication popup pop up (if at all), and not the gnome
>> > one.
>> >
>> > ah.  sugar vs.  gnome.  now that i understand your problem, i find i
>> > can be of no help whatsoever.  sorry!
>> Indeed, I have no idea either.  Running GNOME at the same time as
>> Sugar means NetworkManager might behave differently, as it has
>> multiple clients.  So I never wanted to try that.  Because it would
>> not be representative of the typical usage.
> Exactly !!!!

This functionality was just introduced in F17, NetworkManager 0.9.x.
Previously you could only have one client connected to the
NetworkManager daemon at a time.  Now the behavior has changed
to make it work better with fast-user-switching.

This new connection sharing also causes secrets to be handled
differently.  Previously everything was stored in your gnome-keyring,
now by default secrets are stored at the system level.  A client
can register to be a secrets provider however I don't know if this has
been implemented in sugar yet.

>> When I was last testing Sugar and NetworkManager interaction, I did it
>> on a system, such as an XO, without GNOME running.  I edited the
>> source files live and restarted Sugar to see the changes.  When I had
>> finished, I copied my changes out of the target and into git using ssh.
> Well, that would indeed work. Thanks for the idea .. :D :D

I may have more information about this this weekend.  I currently
have an unstable network connection and the NetworkManager
password popups are annoying me.  If I find anything interesting
I will update everyone.


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