[maemo-developers] Wireless problems since 4.2007 - need development help!

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Sun Jul 15 04:43:15 EEST 2007
In light of bug 1636[1], some users are having to manually edit a gconf2 setting in order to stabilise their WiFi connectivity.

The solution for many seems to be the setting of the following gconf2 variable:

gconftool-2 --set --type int '/system/osso/connectivity/IAP/wlan_sleep_timeout' '1000'

Since setting this variable requires xterm (which is sometimes difficult to install when WiFi is flakey) or any other application that allows execution of shell commands, it's a bit of a pain to install then cut & paste etc. And while it might be possible for the end user to install gconf-edit, this is a potentially dangerous option.

What would be quite handy (as a short term solution) is a very simple application that can be installed from a single deb with no dependencies, and which would offer the user an easy way to set this variable. The application would be a GUI with only a numeric input field, or alternatively a list box with values from 100 to 2000 in 50 or 100 increments and Cancel and OK/Set buttons. And maybe a text box showing the current setting for the variable would be nice.

Any developers out there able to whip something up and save a lot of end users some aggro? :) Maybe it could be added to Extras repository when fully baked? And you're guaranteed free publicity on the ITT Forums[2] too!

Many thanks in advance...

1. https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1636
2. http://www.internettablettalk.com/forums/index.php

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