[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#527603: xfce4-wavelan-plugin: shown value for Link Quality is wrong

Holger Wansing linux at wansing-online.de
Fri May 8 12:52:40 UTC 2009

Package: xfce4-wavelan-plugin
Version: 0.5.4-2
Severity: normal

The wavelan plugin shows a status bar and a tooltip, when
mouse hoovers over it. The link quality displayed there is wrong,
it does not show the value of the field "Link Quality" in the
output of iwconfig.

iwconfig shows here:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"xxx"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 00:15:0C:84:25:E1   
          Bit Rate=12 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
          Link Quality=67/100  Signal level=-74 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:

and the wavelan plugin shows 92% at that time.
Signal quality should be 67% at that time.

(Hmm, ok, maybe you don't want to show the signal quality in the plugin
but you want to show any other info? There is not displayed
"Signal Quality: 92% ([essid])", but only "92% ([essid])", so this could be of 
course not the signal quality at all. 
But which value could be of more interest here than the signal quality? 
As you can see in my output of iwconfig, the link speed has already been 
limited to 12 Mb/s, while the hardware is 54 Mb/s and sometimes I have
54 Mb/s, when I am in another room of my house.
In my opinion it does not make sense, to show "92%" (a very good value)
in a situation, where the link is not that good. )


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-wavelan-plugin depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.22.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.7-18     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                     1.6.4-7    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.12.11-4  The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.20.5-3   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.4.2-3    Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfcegui4-4                 4.4.2-4    Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.4.2-6    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane

xfce4-wavelan-plugin recommends no packages.

xfce4-wavelan-plugin suggests no packages.

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