Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >> I am running Fedora-12 with KDE.
> >> Is it possible to configure NM (NetworkManager)
> >> so that it starts before I login,
> >> and does not require me to enter a password?
> >> The instructions I have seen for this all seem to assume
> >> that one is using Gnome rather than KDE.
> > system-config-network.
> What about it?
> I have the checkbox "Activate device when computer starts" ticked,
> but this appears to have no effect.
Do you also have "controlled by NetworkManager" ticked? Try "allow all
users to activate/deactivate". I have all three of these and it works
And make sure of course that you're setting this stuff for the correct
device, just in case.
Thanks very much for the response.
I did in fact have the correct entries under system-config-network .
I found in the end (by studying /var/log/messages)
that the problem was an error in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 ,
where Fedora had at some point written "MODE=Master",
which according to the log-file is invalid
["ifcfg-rh: error: Invalid mode 'master' (not 'Ad-Hoc' or
After changing this to "MODE=Managed", all is well;
WiFi now starts before login.
I find it slightly odd that the effect of this error
is that one has to enter a password;
I would have thought it would be an error
whether a password was given or not.
I also find the NetworkManager entries in /var/log/messages
excessively verbose; they seem to take up about half of this file,
which suggests to me that NM is excessively complicated.
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