Network Manager, hal 0.5.11 and Gentoo

In case you’re using Network Manager at Gentoo, with a wireless driver using phy80211, you’ll probably notice that with a more recent kernel version your wireless device started showing itself as a wired one at Network Manager.

This happens basically because hal 0.5.11 has a bug that it shows the wrong information about the device, and Network Manager believes in hal.

To fix this just apply the patch showed at bug #246026. I made a backport of 2 patches from latest hal version so I could still use hal 0.5.11 with my ath9k driver.

Hopes that this gets into Gentoo soon.


News from Mamona and myself

It’s been a while since I don’t post anything here. At this time I’ve been working hard at some internal projects inside INdT (also enjoying a small vacation seeing some old good friends 🙂 ).

Today we just merged a lot of patches at Mamona tree, getting the most we can from other projects and pushing them upstream, so everyone could enjoy the work done.

Differences you’ll notice at the head revision:

  • Network Manager 0.7
  • New netm-cli version supporting NM 0.7
  • New revisions for e-wm and efl
  • Boot time improvements
  • Image size improvements
  • Lots of small improvements and bug fixing

Now (finally!) the next move is getting all patches and moving them to another branch, so we can push them to OE. It’s been a while since we want to work on this, let’s see how it goes now.

Will post here when we’ll start the work, so you can help us if you want 🙂