Network Manager and Wicd

Tom H tomh0665 at
Wed Jun 2 11:32:47 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 01, 2010 at 10:07:58PM +0200, Alfredo De Luca wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I have Ubuntu 10.4 upgraded (with no problems) from Karmic Koala. Back then I
>> couldn't use Network Manager for my wireless and I installed WICD which  worked
>> perfectly.
>> Now I am having the same issues.... NM works fine with wired,Mobile broadband
>> etc etc except I have to use WICD for wireless and NM for the
>> rest of connections.
>> The issue is that NM will connect to a wireless but after a few seconds drops
>> and re-try to reconnect.....and then on and off!
> Something must have changed in the last release or two. It used to be
> that the installation of wicd would disable/uninstall nm. What happened
> and when?

They no longer conflict and can be used to manage different NICs simultaneously.

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