For the record…

I hate – fucking despise – any kind of wireless connection configuration on a Linux beyond these three steps:

  1. /etc/rc.d/networkmanager start
  2. nm-applet &
  3. Browse for, and connect to, my wireless network.

I cannot give an explanation for this deep, irrational fury beyond it triggers a claustrophobia-like itch and ticks off that mental checklist for “bad software design.” Even with a distro like Arch Linux (or Gentoo, etc…) I just want to connect and go. Grr. Wrath. Argh. I could completely understand driver issues because I am using a Broadcom PCI wireless adapter:

02:07.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

But this is a pure configuration problem. The driver is correctly loaded. Network Manager is a-running. It is not detecting local wireless networks. It’s 4:30am. I give up.

/rant


Mark Grealish

Dashing brigand, handsome rapscallion, father, crazy cat lady and the world's greatest lover and liar, living in Dublin, Ireland.



Have your say on 'For the record…'

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *