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Re: [Bug 1581846] Re: Outdated documentation


Hi Gunnar,

Since I don't know what output was produced by the nm-tool, I'm not sure 
what the equivalent nmcli parameters would be.  I should also point out 
that I am essentially a newbie with Linux (I haven't really used it much 
in the last 20 years or so and things have changed a bit since then).  I 
came across this issue in trying to troubleshoot a wireless connection 
problem I'm having after installing the latest Ubuntu on a laptop a 
couple of days ago.  I should also point out that is a really low 
priority issue (IMHO) - anyone following the documentation will quickly 
find (as I did) that nm-tool is no longer available and the substitute 
is nmcli.

For what it's worth, I ran the command on my laptop using the parameters 
you show below and it listed all local wireless networks, their signal 
strengths and authentication methods. Since my problem has more to do 
with authentication rather than actual connection I have not pursued the 
nmcli tool much further.


On 5/14/2016 3:59 PM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
> Thanks for reporting this, Dave.
> nmcli seems to be a more sophisticated tool. Do you have any idea of
> what would be a proper command to suggest instead of nm-tool? Would
> nmcli -p dev wifi
> serve the purpose?
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
>     Importance: Undecided => Medium
> ** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
>         Status: New => Confirmed

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  Outdated documentation

Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  On the page help.ubuntu.com/16.04/ubuntu-help/net-wireless-
  troubleshooting-initial-check.html, Step 5 refers to using nm-tool.
  This utility is no longer available and apparently has been replaced
  with nmcli.

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