[Sugar-news] Network configuration (was Re: Sugar DIgest 2009-04-09)

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 16:58:03 EDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> ===Sugar Digest ===
> I was able
> to get the network working but the process is tedious—I don't think we
> can expect teachers and youn children to use ifconfig, route, etc.
> from the shell. I also had to boot each machine in Windows, get the IP
> address, netmask, gateway, and DNS, but this is something that needs
> only to be done once per machine. Configuring the network on Sugar on
> a Stick has to happen every time, presuming the children will be
> jumping from machine to machine. A control panel widget for setting up
> a static IP address is a first step, but I wonder if there is an
> easier way.

In the long term, what about enabling freedesktop.org standard panel
applets to appear in the frame, and then just using nm-panel for
network configuration?

The access points could then be removed from the Neighborhood view.

-Wade (trying to simplify Sugar this week)

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