How to Get Wireless to Connect Automatically in Sabayon Linux

1:47 PM

There's currently a bug in Sabayon Linux that makes you re-enter your administrator password and network password for your wireless network every time you log in. Not only is this annoying it's a time waster as well. Well, fortunately there's an easy fix to it:

Open up Terminal and issue the following command:

sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf

Once Gedit is open delete everything but the following lines:

[main]
plugins=keyfile

Save it, exit, and reboot. Now your wireless network should connect automatically without asking for a series of passwords.

Wasn't that easy? I told you so. :P

 

Please note this may or may not work on your machine. If it does not work, try the steps below:

In Terminal type:

sudo gedit /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf

Copy and paste the following over the configuration file that opens:

[main]
plugins=ifnet,keyfile

[ifnet]
managed=false
auto_refresh=false

Save, log out and log back in.

 

xjonquilx | Sabayon, Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux, Oh My!





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8 comments

  1. Why isn`t this so in the first place? Why does user have to change it manually?

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  2. Because there's a bug in the software that has been reported and is being worked on. This is just a work-around.

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  3. I still can`t imagine why if there is a known bug and a simple work-around for it, the work-around is not applied by default. This is the weakness of Linux distros: a user is left on his own to chase for fixes for annoying well-known bugs...

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