wicd doesn't work

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 20:56:42 UTC 2009

Chris Mohler wrote:
> 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.
> Chris
    Never NEVER try and reinstall NM AFTER wcid!! The whole thing is 
screwed up now. Thank god it is Jaunty and I will re-install the entire 
system again and NEVER try wicd again.



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