Novice query: Installation Help

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Thu Oct 3 10:45:33 UTC 2013

On Thursday 03 October 2013 06:44:16 Ric Moore did opine:

> On 10/02/2013 10:55 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
> > On 3 October 2013 03:31, Ric Moore <wayward4now at> wrote:
> >> Ah! But just a couple of releases back, I installed wicd and then the
> >> system allowed me to dump NM without busting everything. I guess you
> >> have to have at least one network manager installed. Dunno if that
> >> is still true, you might give it a whirl. wicd gave me fewer
> >> headaches.
> > 
> > WICD is what I have been using while I've been experimenting with
> > GNUstep, yes.
> > 
> > I do note that even non-Ubuntu GNOME-free distros such as Crunchbang
> > are using NetworkManager now, though.
> Right, but Gene should be able to rip NM out like a Hogwart's screaming
> Mandrake Root, with wicd installed, without gutting the system.
> ~I think~. I no longer have a localnet to contend with so NM works for
> me, so far. I hate breaking what works. :) Ric

And I am just as adamant about not breaking what works, so I'll leave the 
status quo.

Cheers, Gene
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