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Old 05-23-2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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Question Wifi Issue on Ubuntu Jaunty with Fluxbox


I have an antique Dell Latitude CPx PIII 128mb lappy running Jaunty. Wifi works under gnome but gnome is to sloooooooooow so I have installed Fluxbox to lighten the load. How do I get my pcmcia WiFi card to work in Fluxbox? I'm stuck!!
 
Old 05-23-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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The window manager should have no bearing on whether wifi works or not. What steps (if any) did you have to take at bootup to get it running with Gnome?
 
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I've now abandoned gnome network manager in favour of wicd, hopefully this will solve the issue, the problem I now face is most likely really easy to overcome, my fluxbox desktop doesn't have a visible system tray for the wicd manager to hang around in, what package(s) give this function?
 
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Just type wicd-client at the command line, it should appear on the fluxbox panel (you do have a fluxbox panel right?)
 
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Just type wicd-client at the command line, it should appear on the fluxbox panel (you do have a fluxbox panel right?)
Spot on snowpine, thx 4 that
 
  


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