Wireless on custom live CD not working

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 10:40:03 UTC 2016

On 9 April 2016 at 11:08, Tony Baechler <bats at batsupport.com> wrote:
> I'm changing the subject for clarity.
> On 4/9/2016 1:25 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> I'm going to catch hell for this but I'm old school on this...
>> Nuke network-mangler and if you want dhcp to handle its addressing, try
>> wicd, I've been a lot more successfull with it than N-M.
> How do you set this up? I have both on my custom live CD I've been working
> on, based on Ubuntu Wily core. The only way I can get wireless to sometimes
> work and DHCP to assign addresses is with NM. I really don't like NM and
> would prefer an alternative, but I haven't found anything. If I remove NM, I
> have to run dhclient by hand. I have wicd-curses installed, but I got
> reports that it can't find the wireless network, even though it apparently
> works on standard Debian. I'm obviously doing something wrong but I don't
> know what and I don't have wireless here to test. Are there better
> alternatives to NM which will automatically configure the network with DHCP
> and detect wireless? The CD isn't running X and is intended for the console
> and command line. It's designed for the blind and comes up talking. I can
> provide a list of installed packages and download links if interested.

Do you mean that it *does* work ok on the standard Ubuntu desktop image?


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