WICD and KNetworkManager

Francisco Borges francisco.borges at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 09:25:53 UTC 2008

On Sat, Mar 8, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Adam McGreggor <lists at amyl.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 08:08:50AM +0200, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>  > I recently bought a Dell 1525 Inspiron laptop and am planning on setting up a wireless
>  > router at home. I would also like to be able to use 'hotspots' and wireless connections at
>  > friend's homes.
>  >
>  > I read on this list that WICD is superior to KNetworkManager. I also read an interesting
>  > article about WICD [http://www.linux.com/feature/118224] where one of the comments was
>  > that one should uninstall KNetworkManager as it conflicts with WICD.
>  >
>  > Any comments or recommendations/suggestions?
>  interfaces(5) and iwlist(8)?
>  It certainly was the case that people had significant problems with
>  those GUI things...
>  In the end, I guess it comes down to what you prefer/what works for you.

Thanks a lot for the iwlist tip.

If there is something I dislike about networkmanager in particular is
the complete inability of knowing of what failed when I can't get a


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