Network-Manager and 9.04

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at
Sat Sep 26 17:01:05 UTC 2009

Matt Harrison wrote:
> 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".

I use neither NM nor wicd. vim is my friend. NM/wicd have no effect on 

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