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conred

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« on: 2012/09/01, 00:28:23 »
Hello siducers,

I've installed the xfce flavor some days ago and really like it. This installer is amazing fast and even the first d-u went without the tiniest problem. I somehow expected some small hurdles related to sid, but nothing at all.
Except of one step at the installation which is a special use case:

If you have no cable (DSl) or wifi available and instead only a mobile broadband usb-stick, you get to the following hurdle:

Networkmanager needs the two packages modemmanager and mobile-broadband-provider-info to get most of the mobile broadband sticks running out of the box.

I got around it by chroot'ing into siduction from LMDE and running apt-get, but it would be much more easier if
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modemmanager mobile-broadband-provider-infocould be added to the (xfce) installation iso.

Well, a very rare use case for installation. But imagine a netbook, a sim card, and a remote place for example. :)

Offline cryptosteve

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« Reply #1 on: 2012/09/01, 09:59:25 »
You are right, networkmanager with broadband connections should work out of the box.

Thanks for your feedback.
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Offline ayla

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« Reply #2 on: 2012/09/01, 11:32:31 »
Hi,

additional idea:

As network-manager itself does not need much explainations, it may be helpful to include bluelupos wiki for nmcli use or a hint to it into the manual.

btw: is it planned to add networkmanager to KDE flavour too in the comming release?

greets ayla

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« Reply #3 on: 2012/09/01, 11:41:04 »
Sounds like a good idea. I will prepare a page for the manual , if 'I find the time. Not sure yet on networkmanager for KDE.

greetz
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« Reply #4 on: 2012/09/01, 15:11:00 »
Done. will be uploaded later today.

greetz
devil

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« Reply #5 on: 2012/09/01, 17:59:35 »
Quote from: "devil"
Not sure yet on networkmanager for KDE.

greetz
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« Reply #6 on: 2012/09/01, 21:32:37 »
Quote from: "devil"
Sounds like a good idea. I will prepare a page for the manual , if 'I find the time. Not sure yet on networkmanager for KDE.

greetz
devil


Even if there are no plans to include networkmanager in the KDE version by default, instructions for setting it up with KDE would be quite helpful for those who prefer NM over ceni or even Wicd. There is a package with the KDE frontend for NM that can be installed along with NM.

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« Reply #7 on: 2012/09/01, 21:45:56 »
It's done, online later today

greetz
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