[sugar] non-intuitive Neighborhood information
Wed Jul 2 14:57:55 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 18:02, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting; thanks for making us aware of it. However, it would be
> much more useful, and less likely to get forgotten, if this was
> instead entered as a bug in trac at dev.laptop.org. Thanks!
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
>> [I don't have wireless at home; am using last week's Joyride.] Last
>> Sunday, I was using my OLPC at a cafe called Bouldin. Yesterday, I
>> visited a friend who lives in a wifi-rich location. At his house,
>> my Neighborhood view showed several circles which, when the cursor
>> was hovered over them, listed that connection's ESSID as 'Bouldin'.
>> [My friend lives 20 miles from the cafe !]
>> As near as I can figure out, at the cafe the OLPC Network Manager
>> put an entry [Bouldin] at the top of .sugar/default/nm/networks.cfg.
>> Then, at my friend's house, whenever the OLPC saw an Access Point
>> which was not broadcasting its ESSID, it "picked" a matching entry
>> from networks.cfg, and displayed that entry-name for that icon.
>> Just wanted to let the developers know that it was confusing to see
>> obviously-untrue "labels" on some circle icons in Neighborhood.
I filed #7415 which might be the same issue. My AP is appearing in
Neighborhood view twice.
This might be a general Network Manager issue: I have recently seen
APs appear on my ubuntu laptop that I last used ages ago elsewhere in
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