WICD and KNetworkManager

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 13:00:32 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> 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?
>> The WICD installer will normally uninstall Knetworkmanager 
> It will?  I had to force it...
>> for you as it 
>> will otherwise be problems. I prefer WICD over Knetworkmanager for many
>> reasons, one being the ability to set up and save profiles for wired
>> networks.
> I just removed it and reinstalled network-manager.  The thing that had been
> increasingly annoying me about network-manager is that it only occasionally
> ever attempted to automatically connect to a (previously known) wireless
> network when it became available.  Since I live off-grid, and my power goes
> out at least once a week - much more at this time of year - my wireless
> network can often disappear for a while.
> Well, wicd never tried to reconnect to my _wired_ network when I brought the
> laptop back into the office, where wicd had already been configured and
> used.  That's just not worth the trouble.
Well, I have rather the opposite experience. Whether I set it to ask for 
what wired config I want or to use a default config it just works. I 
have very very few problems with wireless configs as well so am happy.

And if it removes/removed Networkmanager might depend on the version, it 
is now on 1.4.2


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