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Old 11-07-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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How to replace WICD with Network Manager ?


Hi,
I am using Debian stable. I will be using a 3G connection very soon so I need Network Manager to connect to mobile broadband.

I searched but couldn't find a step by step guide.

If someone has done this before please help me out.
 
Old 11-07-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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You can refer following link.
https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager
 
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Old 11-08-2016, 12:35 PM   #3
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you have to remove wicd completely before installing networkmanager.
at least that's how it used to be a couple of years ago.
it's a little tricky because it might leave you without an internet connection, so better download all networkmanger packages (incl. dependencies) beforehand: https://packages.debian.org/jessie/network-manager
 
Old 11-08-2016, 01:04 PM   #4
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you have to remove wicd completely before installing networkmanager.
at least that's how it used to be a couple of years ago.
Naw. Just don't auto start both. Use only one auto start to rule them all. I found this out months ago. I keep both installed and just switch what auto starts depending on my situation.
 
Old 11-08-2016, 01:26 PM   #5
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Naw. Just don't auto start both. Use only one auto start to rule them all. I found this out months ago. I keep both installed and just switch what auto starts depending on my situation.
Yup, I usually do this, although with newer versions of networkmanager, they actually have started working so well, I can't remember the last time I used wicd.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 05:11 AM   #6
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Code:
apt-get install network-manager

apt-get install network-manager-gnome

systemctl enable network-manager

systemctl stop wicd

systemctl disable wicd
Reboot and nm-applet will appear in notification area automatically.

Thanks for your replies.
 
  


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