[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#498478: Bug#498478: network-manager: rely on deprecated CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT_SYSFS kernel option for wireless cards
biebl at debian.org
Wed Sep 10 12:47:06 UTC 2008
Vincent Danjean wrote:
> Package: network-manager
> Version: 0.6.6-2
> Severity: important
> Since a few days, kernel maintainers have disabled the (uptream) deprecated
> kernel option CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT_SYSFS (look at the current
> linux-image-2.6.27-rc5-amd64 in the Debian kernel team repo).
> When I use this kernel, my wireless card (Intel 4965 AG) is seen as a wired
> connection by network-manager (iwconfig or iwlist work perfectly). So, I think
> that network-manager rely on this deprecated kernel option to detect wireless
> This will need to be fixed quickly after lenny (when the kernel team will
> upload 2.6.27 in sid) in order not to break network-manager for all wifi users
> [if my analyse if correct, of course]
> This bug does not concern lenny as CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT_SYSFS is set in
> lenny's kernels.
Could you please send me a lshal dump.
I suspect that hal is the real culprit and info.capabilities no longer
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?
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