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View Poll Results: wicd or networkmanager?
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 144. You may not vote on this poll
I voted for Network Manager quite some time ago but would like to change my vote to wicd. I had some issues with Network Manager on -current a while back (disconnecting, applet disappearing, and other miscellaneous weirdness), and while I was trying to figure out what was wrong, I gave wicd another try and just really liked it this time. I appreciate the lighter profile, fewer dependencies, and DE neutrality.
I've also become quite fond of wicd-curses.
Last edited by Kallaste; 05-14-2013 at 07:04 PM.
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
I use WICD on my netbook. I used NM when I had ubuntu installed on the netbook. I had some strange problems with NM. I removed it, installed WICD and never looked back. I slacked the netbook, installed Wicd and never had a problem with it.
Network Manager. I tried wicd for a while, it gave me intermittent problems which I was able to work around, but it at times required some sort of tweaking and it did not work with one of my laptops. When NetworkManager was introduce as part of Slackware I switched to it. I am quite happy with it. Not more tweaking, that laptop works, even my USB dongles work without any fiddling. I'm sold on it. I also like the widget better than the other one.