Network-Manager and 9.04

Matt Harrison matt.harrison82 at
Sat Sep 26 14:37:19 UTC 2009

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 9:40 AM, Chan Chung Hang Christopher
<christopher.chan at> wrote:
>> I have had the exact opposite experience... NM has always worked
>> flawlessly for me since I started using ubuntu around 6.06 (though I've
>> never actually used wicd, so i guess its not EXACT opposite...). afaik,
>> NM is probably the only app that I've never managed to break. Why do you
>> say that NM sucks? I'm curious to try and break it now if it does indeed
>> have flaws that I just haven't yet discovered.
> NM shipped in 7.x was broken and I had to talk over a phone to a person,
> for whom I had installed it, through the necessary console commands to
> get it working. I have not bothered with it since.
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I always find it interesting to read the discussion on NM vs WICD.
Last night I decided to try WICD since I never have.  The one test I
did was to test the speed of my rsync backup to my server and it took
2 hours to transfer 20 gigs on WICD versus 20 minutes on NM.  Not sure
if there is some special configuration, but I just found it strange.
I use NM because it has never NOT worked for me, and I'm a firm
believer in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

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