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On Fri, 2008-12-12 at 07:25 -0500, David Kramer wrote:
> Stephen Adler wrote:
> > Guys,
> > 
> > I just recently set up another system with fedora 10, this time from 
> > scratch. Or rather it was an install, not an upgrade. When I logged in, 
> > the desktop had the network manager icon in the tool bar at the top of 
> > the desktop. This does not appear on my upgraded fedora 10 systems. Does 
> > anyone know if the network manager package is worth using? It looks like 
> > it does auto connects etc for laptops which move from one place to 
> > another. But for my desktop in my home office, which never moves, it may 
> > not be worth using...
> NetworkManager is relatively feature-rich, but not very robust.  It
> either works well for you, or not at all.  So you're going to get very
> varied feedback on it.
> The latest version (in Ubuntu 8.10) works very well for me, but I had
> trouble with the version that came with Fedora 8, which I had on my
> laptop previously.

Not surprising that a year newer version works better. :) NM in Fedora
10 is pretty damned solid as well, and its the default 'bring up the
network' tool for Fedora now. The old network scripts are deprecated,
slated for removal sometime in the near future, and NM is fully able to
start up your network interface at boot time, before login, just like
the old network scripts now.


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