I tried upgrading from Hardy Heron to Intrepid Ibex this weekend. Big mistake. If I disregard the total dpkg meltdown that I, as usually, had to resolve manually there still remains this recurring madness called Network Manager.
I’m an engineer. I have a masters degree in computer engineering. I have worked professionally with GNU/Linux since 2000 and been a die hard user of it since I left OS/2 behind in 1996. But come on! Why does it take a software engineer to perform a simple upgrade? Even worse, why do I have to be a network engineering specialist to figure out why simple wired ethernet doesn’t work out of the box?
Network Manager fails completely to:
- Select wired network over an open Telia hotspot
- Distinguish between my primary and secondary wired interfaces
- Completely loses my
/etc/resolv.confall the time
Sorry, but that is completely inexcusable! Network Manager, you suck! “Pain-Free Networking”, my ass! :-P