(K)ubuntu @ Asus Eee PC 1001HA - request for advise.

lanzen lanzenesi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 23:54:05 GMT 2010


On Thursday 25 February 2010 15:09:47 O. Sinclair wrote:

> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >>> I agree that wicd is much more reliable. Highly recommended.
> >> 
> >> Are you pointing at this app:
> >> http://wicd.sourceforge.net/?
> > 
> > Yes. Just install it from apt-get:
> > $ sudo apt-get install wicd
> > 
> >>> Installing it does remove knetworkmanager.
> >> 
> >> Does this removal happen automatically during the installation of
> >> wicd? If so, does it happen without complications elsewhere in the
> >> system configuration?
> > 
> > Yes it happens automatically and without complications.
> 
> you might want to add that Wicd does not work with 3g-modems or vpn
> networks. Not that Networkmanager-kde does much for 3G modems either, as
> for VPN  I can't tell.

Nor can I as far as VPN is concerned. I'm writing this on a eeepc 1000HE 
connected though wifi  wpa2 with knetworkmanager. Both eth0 and my 3G modem 
work tough broadband capability has worsened in respect to the very good 
behaviour it had on NM 0.7 in Intrepid.

> But for "plain old wired and wireless network" I consider it the best

Indeed if one wants or need to use wicd - very nice for fixed IPs - the 
Vodafone Driver may be a solution to any added Broadband need.

-- 
lanzen



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