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View Poll Results: wicd or networkmanager?
wicd 67 48.91%
networkmanager 78 56.93%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 137. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #31
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I use both - I use NM at the moment, but I have probably used WICD more.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 06:19 PM   #32
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NM here. I don't see a problem with keeping WICD around though. It can come in handy if NM doesn't work.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #33
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I use wicd, I like the curses interface and it's just easier & more familiar for me.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #34
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I use NM since my Desktop is wired straight in. I have a wireless router that handles portable devices just fine, including the Wii and the Blu-Ray.
 
Old 05-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #35
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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.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #36
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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.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:59 PM   #37
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wicd-curses is absolutely my favorite program, since I run the proprietary nvidia drivers on most of my machines, and after upgrading kernels, no X until I reinstall the drivers.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 05:00 AM   #38
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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.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 05:27 AM   #39
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wicd-curses is absolutely my favorite program, since I run the proprietary nvidia drivers on most of my machines, and after upgrading kernels, no X until I reinstall the drivers.
How is that related to the topic? It is well known that you have to use nvidia kernel modules compiled against the kernel you use anyway.

But maybe you mean that during the time between kernel upgrade and nvidia modules re-compiling you use wicd-curses.

Well, I wouldn't bother being deprived of network connection during a few minutes as I very rarely upgrade a kernel on my laptop but I guess that your use case is very different

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:43 AM   #40
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NetworkManager. I've found it's better at getting, and hanging on to, connections. Especially on wireless.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 10:33 AM   #41
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Off topic, but how do we get a vote total to equal 106.84%. Is there something going on we should know about?
 
Old 05-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #42
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Off topic, but how do we get a vote total to equal 106.84%. Is there something going on we should know about?
It's all part of the Vast <insert favorite> Conspiracy™.

But seriously, good question.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #43
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I believe it's a multiple choice poll... Thus far there are 79 votes, but only 74 voters. Meaning 5 voters voted for both options.
 
Old 05-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #44
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I believe it's a multiple choice poll... Thus far there are 79 votes, but only 74 voters. Meaning 5 voters voted for both options.
Doesn't voting for both options in a "choose your favorite" poll when there is only 2 options somewhat defeat the purpose of voting in it's entirety?
 
Old 05-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #45
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Doesn't voting for both options in a "choose your favorite" poll when there is only 2 options somewhat defeat the purpose of voting in it's entirety?
Yes.
 
  


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