On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 15:18 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
On 8/20/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I don't suspend when walking away because I don't want my
drop, I don't want to have to re-login to say t-mobile
Yeah, sigh...these wifi browser prompts completely destroy the user
experience for so many applications. My personal favorite is starting
Firefox, clicking "Resume session" and getting 15 redirected login
Long term I hope we can figure out some way to make that suck less. I
don't have any good ideas right now about how to detect the situation
Devicescape-like for GNOME?
That said though, maybe if we only suspend for say the time it takes
to go to the bathroom (~2 minutes) it might not toss you back at that
prompt. I'm not sure how that works - if it authorizes your MAC
address for X minutes or whether it's "DHCP request implies prompt".
In the latter case we might be able to fix NetworkManager to save its
DHCP lease if it's within the lease time still and not do another
request on unsuspend if it's the same network.
It still needs the WEP key (unset on suspend) to resume. And
gnome-screensaver should probably unlock the keyring if it can.