[CentOS] Announcing the CentOS on Laptops initiative

David G. Miller dave at davenjudy.org
Thu Nov 29 15:01:59 UTC 2007

"Bart Schaefer" <barton.schaefer at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Nov 28, 2007 7:23 AM, David G. Miller <dave at davenjudy.org> wrote:
>> > Now everything (sort of) "just works (TM)".  I say "sort
>> > of" because I'm still running ndiswrapper since every time I've tried
>> > the bcm43xx kernel module it hasn't worked with my WAP.
> I've had a similar experience with my HP.  Did you manage to get
> NetworkManager and ndiswrapper to co-operate?  I had to disable
> NetworkManager, but it'd be nice to use the profiles rather than
> reconfigure the network when changing access points.
I had it working for a while but it kept getting in the way when I was 
trying to get the bcm43xx module working.  I went back to my old system 
of just having eth0 for the wired connection and eth1 for wireless and 
user controllable.  Other than my home network, I don't have any other 
wireless networks that I connect to on a regular basis so this approach 
lets me manually control what happens when I'm trying to connect to some 
oddball network that I've never seen before and probably won't see again.

One thing I remember about getting NetworkManager and the piece that 
handles keys (not gnome-keyring; don't remember the name right now and 
the laptop is off) was to tell that piece to use the generic wireless 
kernel API instead of the ndiswrapper control interface.  Seems weird 
but it worked.  If you need more information, I can fire up the laptop 
at some point.


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