[Mageia-dev] Mageia 3 specifications
olav at vitters.nl
Tue Jun 5 23:41:15 CEST 2012
On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 10:44:31PM +0200, Guillaume Rousse wrote:
> Le 05/06/2012 16:20, Olav Vitters a écrit :
> >Also, with latest NetworkManager, it seems you can do pretty advanced
> >network configurations (lacks UI). The UI is planned for GNOME 3.6.
> >However, seems that loads of Mageia users have issues with
> >NetworkManager, so not sure what to do. Perhaps safer to wait a year and
> >hope that other distributions solve the bugs?
> Approximatively 50% of those problems come from the coexistence with
> drakxtools and sysinit, conflicting for the control of the
> interface, rather than actual problems in NM code. Waiting for them
> to magically disapear won't help much...
Ah ok, but shouldn't that all be fixed now that the patch is back to
make NetworkManager properly ignore stuff that it should ignore?
meaning: only look for USE_NM/NM_CONTROLLED (I forgot which), not demand
more than that.
But ideally it would be nice if there was only one way to setup a
network.. and for me that means NetworkManager :). But drakxtools was
more advanced IIRC, so first NetworkManager needs to get more advanced,
more documentation, etc.
Cool possibilities with just NetworkManager:
(all one bugzilla.gnome.org, seem duplicates, but there is a bug per
product, so bug for maybe gnome-control-center, gnome-shell, etc)
677144: network: make sure bridged devices are handled
677145: network: make sure bridged devices are handled
677146: network: make sure bonded devices are handled
677147: network: make sure bonded devices are handled
677148: network: make sure vlans are handled
677149: network: make sure vlans are handled
677150: network: make sure ipoib is handled
677151: network: make sure ipoib is handled
I had to lookup what ipoib (IP over infiniband) meant, article is here:
GNOME shell specific:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=677142: multiple nics (NM can
handle it, GNOME shell not)
677142: network: make sure multiple nics are handled ok
677143: network: make sure multiple nics are handled ok
Note: The support is in NetworkManager. The GNOME bugs are to ensure it
is shown/exposed in the UI properly. Not sure if available in stuff like
KNetworkManager, but NM is not specific to GNOME.
All bugs above are really server like things. I thought drakxtools still
was better at setting up Wifi; and I think that is more important to get
right than vlan/bridging/etc.
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