Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469835
NM doesn't identify wireless devices on the XO
Last modified: 2008-11-04 13:23:47 EST
Created attachment 322407 [details]
NM on the XO
Description of problem:
In NM both mesh and standard wireless devices are showing as "Marvell MARVELL Wireless Device". This leads to confusion when you need to select which device to use (i.e. when connecting to a hidden network)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click the NM applet icon while running on the XO laptop
Both wireless devices (mesh and regular) are identified in a distinguishable manner.
This is because they actually _are_ indistinguishable. The OLPC wireless stuff is "special" and the interfaces do not conform to the standard method of specifying wifi interfaces in Linux. Thus, it's not supported at this time.
The OLPC guys are working on proper support.