[OLPC-AU] Network and some further Q's

Jerry Vonau jvonau at shaw.ca
Tue Sep 28 03:45:00 EDT 2010

On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 02:07 -0500, Jerry Vonau wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 09:28 +1000, Jonathan Nalder wrote:
> > - is it possible to have the keyring in GNOME turned off? Wouldn't
> > want students entering an initial password that gets lost etc and
> > causes problems.
> What I've tried is leaving the password fields blank when prompted to
> create one, then when using gnome I'm not prompted to unlock the
> keyring. The keyring is stored in /home/olpc/.gnome2/keyrings/, just
> un-encrypted. I haven't tried to set any parameters by hand or supplying
> my own files yet. Sugar stores its wifi info in 
> /home/olpc/.sugar/default/nm/connections.cfg. 
> What is really needed is to setup NM to use system setting rather that
> user settings, or something that populates both files. I'm un-sure if
> sugar can deal with wifi settings that are not available in its own
> menu.

Well that was interesting, while in gnome, I right-clicked on nm-applet
-> edit connections -> wireless -> selected my AP -> edit -> ensured
that both "Connect automatically" and "Available to all users" were
checked -> Apply. The resulting file ifcfg-Auto_<myAP> in 
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ allows me to delete 
/home/olpc/.sugar/default/nm/connections.cfg and still have working wifi
in both sugar and gnome.


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