wicd doesn't work

Chris Mohler cr33dog at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 20:43:46 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Dirk Freitag <unreal.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Dirk Freitag wrote:
>>> I have actually been reluctant to install wicd myself.  People say it
>>> is the way to go, but the fact that it removes the default network
>>> manager makes me wary of it, since the default app works fine for me.
>> I tried wicd and for me it works as well as networkmanager. But it works
>> different because it connects to the network even if there is no user
>> logged in. Networkmanager only connects after a user is logged in. You
>> may prefer one version or the other.
>>>  If I did decide to go with wicd, I wonder if I uninstall it, will
>>> the default network manager be reinstalled?
>> If you have wicd installed and want your networkmanager back you can
>> simply install networkmanager. It will then remove wicd.

Before traveling, I download the latest NM & wicd .deb files.
Sometimes it's useful to toggle using one or the other - I can think
of one case in particular where I could not connect to a hotel's
network with NM, but wicd had no trouble.  If wifi is the only
connection available, and it won't work with one or the other, then
it's quite useful to have the packages already on hard disk.


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