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Poll: wicd or networkmanager?
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #46
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Missing the option "none of them".
Just find them an unnecessary layer, wpa_cli & rc.inet1 are enough to me
 
Old 05-15-2013, 03:52 AM   #47
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NetworkManager I found simple instructions and it was installed during Full Install I got it working and its working well. Havent use wicd yet due to it being extra and not installed by default.

more than I can say for debian 7.0.0 which was a nightmare couldnt get wireless working in it due to missing source and debian's love to keep debian free and abolish all non free firmware. not knocking the debian free open source policy but could be better.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 04:41 AM   #48
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I didn't know about wicd in the first place so I use NM. But I'll have a look at it, now that I know it exists...

<edit> wicd doesn't support 3g mobile connections. I'm a country bumpkin with exclusively mobile connectivity, so forget it... </edit>

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:42 AM   #49
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NetworkManager here; it hasn't let me down yet.
I've had trouble with wicd connecting to new wifi networks.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 05:24 AM   #50
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I have problem with wicd by establish PPPoE connection, so my choose always was NM.
P.S. I don't use now pure Slackware but derivate distro Agilia Linux
 
Old 05-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #51
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You did not select an option to vote for. Please press back to return to the poll and choose an option before voting.
Missing option wpa_supplicant.

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Old 05-16-2013, 02:17 AM   #52
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NetworkManager.

I had some issues with wicd under slackware 13.37.
It lost my WiFi connection sometimes.
I never had this problem with NetworkManager and the applet looks good in KDE
 
Old 05-18-2013, 06:36 PM   #53
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I wrote my own script around wpa_supplicant, iwconfig, and dhcpcd, and then wrapped that script with network-specific scripts (one for home, one for work, one for gramma's house, etc) which just pass network-specific parameters to the main script.

The few times I tried NM, it was usually excruciatingly slow, and sometimes unreliable.

I've been meaning to generalize my scripts into a wicd-like configuration-driven daemon (no user interface, just sits in the background and DTRT), but it's a backburner project and might never see the light of day. Since most people seem happy with wicd or NM, and I'm happy with my ad-hoc solution, there's not a lot of impetus.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #54
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I wrote my own script around wpa_supplicant, iwconfig, and dhcpcd, and then wrapped that script with network-specific scripts (one for home, one for work, one for gramma's house, etc) which just pass network-specific parameters to the main script.

The few times I tried NM, it was usually excruciatingly slow, and sometimes unreliable.

I've been meaning to generalize my scripts into a wicd-like configuration-driven daemon (no user interface, just sits in the background and DTRT), but it's a backburner project and might never see the light of day. Since most people seem happy with wicd or NM, and I'm happy with my ad-hoc solution, there's not a lot of impetus.
I wouldn't mind seeing those scripts, if you happen to feel like sharing. I am not great at networking tasks, and one of my goals for the summer is to sit down and figure it all out.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #55
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I wouldn't mind seeing those scripts, if you happen to feel like sharing. I am not great at networking tasks, and one of my goals for the summer is to sit down and figure it all out.
Sure! I apologize in advance for their messiness. I'll write a page of docs to help you figure out what's what, tar them up, and post a link here later today or tomorrow.
 
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:19 PM   #56
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Sure! I apologize in advance for their messiness. I'll write a page of docs to help you figure out what's what, tar them up, and post a link here later today or tomorrow.
Wow, that is really nice of you! Don't go to too much trouble. I just meant you could post what you had. Of course, I will be more than grateful for whatever you feel like sharing!
 
Old 05-20-2013, 01:22 AM   #57
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http://ciar.org/ttk/codecloset/wireless-ttk.tar.gz
 
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #58
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Hi,

I use 'wicd' via ''wicd-curses' when on console'cli' or 'wicd Network Manager' when using KDE.

No issues to date. I did try '/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager' with KDE NetworkManager via 'nm-applet' but '/etc/rc.d/rc.wicd' for 'wicd' seems better to me using applet. Just personal taste & opinion.

I experieced more errors using '/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager'. No errors to date using 'wicd'.
I tried NM but it did not had CLI like wicd-curses, so i'm using Wicd again.
 
Old 05-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #59
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You're awesome, thanks!
 
Old 05-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #60
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i use networkmanager, why? it works with KDE out of the box and has a vpnc plugin.
 
  


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