Multiple network monitor applets
lproven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 11:41:05 UTC 2007
On 11/2/07, David Vincent <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca> wrote:
> Liam Proven wrote:
> > On 11/1/07, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >> On 11/01/2007 09:35 AM, David Vincent wrote:
> >>> Liam Proven wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >>>> What's the point of having 2? It seems redundant...
> >>> by default you are looking at "Network Manager" which won't look like
> >>> much to you unless you have a wireless network. the other applet is a
> >>> little gnome thingy to give you pretty lights when you have network
> >>> activity. that one is nic specific so if you have multiple network
> >>> cards you will need to add it more than once to your panel and then
> >>> configure it for each interface.
> >>> network manager does not blink or do anything to show you you have
> >>> network activity - it changes from the little icon you are used to to a
> >>> wireless lan strength meter depending on which network you are actively
> >>> connected to.
> >>> google network manager for more info on it. on my desktop machines i
> >>> disable it and add the gnome applet to get my pretty lights. :)
> > Ah, great stuff! Thanks for that!
> > Still seems a little redundant to me. Don't they do much the same sort
> > of thing? Could they not be rolled into one?
> coming from windows - i agree it does seem redundant. really they are
> from different efforts and imho this is just the sort of thing you come
> across from time to time when you deal with linux. linux being the
> product of tons of little projects rolled into one - sometimes there is
> overlap. :)
> cheers! glad i could help.
Oh, absolutely, but normally Ubuntu's fairly free of pointless
duplication. I'd expect to see it on old-fashioned SuSE when they put
in as many apps as possible to justify those 7 CDs or something, but
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