On Tue, 2011-12-20 at 15:16 +0100, Stefan G. Weichinger wrote:
> But it connects faster when I boot the machine than when I resume it!
> At least it seems like, maybe I get that wrong ...
At it's core NM is just a daemon. The gnome/kde stuff are just
front-ends that talk to the daemon via dbus when need-be. So likely it
"appears" faster when you boot because the NetworkManager service is
already started and connecting to your AP before you even see X come up.
When you resume, all that other machinery is already up, so you are
waiting on the card and the AP to associate.
> > Personally, if it's only 30 seconds I wouldn't worry about it. It
> > takes me at least that long to remember why I needed to turn on the
> > computer anyway :P
> It's just a bit as nnoying. I remember this or that, or want to quickly
> research something ... take the thinkpad and then -wait- ... but as I
> mentioned, I just want to check how others experience this.
I personally haven't experienced the problem, but even if I did, I
wouldn't think that gnome/nm/suspend would be the fault.
Question: have you tried associateting with the AP manually? How long
does that take? Have you tried associating with other APs?
> > For s&g, I made a screencast of me suspending and resuming my
> > ThinkPad. The entire video is only 34 seconds (oddly, it doesn't
> > recored while it's suspended :P) and as you can see I'm connected to
> > the AP as soon as the screen unlocks.
> > http://marduk.sdf.org/suspend.avi
> black only here ... very suspended ;-) ... seems to take some time to
Should not take too long unless you have a very slow connection... it's
a 306K file (took me less than 1 second to wget). It's uses the H.264
video codec so I'm guessing you don't have that.
> > Also, you didn't mention your kernel. Could be an anomaly of your
> > kernel/firmware.
> Latest and greatest:
> gentoo-sources-3.1.5 ~amd64 ... iwlagn-kernel-module ...
> with firmware net-wireless/iwl6005-ucode-126.96.36.199
> lspci says:
> Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (rev 34)
Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000 here. I guess mine's not
"Advanced" but it's fast
. I'm on the 3.2 rc's but don't recall any
issues in the 3.1 days... I'm using a different firmware though.. the
iwlwifi.. but maybe it's because my card is different.