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View Poll Results: Which Do You Use, NetworkManager or Wicd?
NetworkManager: 81 61.36%
Wicd: 22 16.67%
Other: 29 21.97%
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Do You Use NetworkManager or Wicd?


This poll is for Slackware users only. Please do not vote if you don't use Slackware. Thank you.

A claim made by a board member in another thread prompted this poll.
So, in Slackware, do you use NetworkManager or Wicd?
If neither, what do you use?
Thank you.

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Old 07-02-2018, 10:39 AM   #2
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I have used NetworkManager in the past but now am using Wicd. This is on my laptop and I have had problems with wifi at some hotels so I tried this and tried that and in the process have found that I like Wicd and am comfortable using it. My desktop also has Wicd but it is wired so it matters not what I use
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:46 AM   #3
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I use raw wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd (in master mode) via this custom rc.inet1:
Code:
#!/bin/sh

case "${1:-start}" in
        start)  ip -batch - <<-EOF
                        address flush dev lo
                        address add 127.0.0.1 dev lo
                        link set lo up
                EOF

                if [ ! -e /var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0 ]; then
                        iw reg set GB
                        wpa_supplicant -B -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wlan0.conf -i wlan0 >/dev/null
                fi
                dhcpcd -q -b -L -M wlan0
                ;;
        stop)   dhcpcd -q -k
                ip link set wlan0 down
                if [ -e /var/run/wpa_supplicant/wlan0 ]; then 
                        wpa_cli -i wlan0 terminate >/dev/null
                fi
                ;;
esac
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #4
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With my current network card, and router, i have been using NetworkManager for quite a while now without any problems. I've also stuck to using NetworkManager for it's additional features provided by the NetworkManager-openvpn slackbuild, which makes it effortless to switch my location for privacy.

Before i got a hold of a "Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx" wifi card, i was having many problems with a Belkin dongle which used the "rt2800usb" driver, where i would get constant unexplainable disconnects, unless i were to use wicd.

So for me, it depends on the device in question. I've found some dongles/cards play better with wicd / vice versa.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:57 AM   #5
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Laptops use NetworkManager.

Desktops use rc.inet1.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:38 PM   #6
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I use rc.inet1. Iirc i have actually done it with /sbin/ip when i had a manjaro version installed that didnt want to connect.

I mean seriously, what could be simpler than opening one file in vi, plugging in your numbers, chmod +x, and it just works.

Of course my network is pretty simple, two desktops and a router, no wifi, so i guess im lucky in the network management dept.

I should add that at one point i tried using Network Mgr. and it was such a mess that i guess it put me off it for ever.

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Old 07-02-2018, 03:55 PM   #7
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I use wicd on my laptops but hardwire my servers.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 03:58 PM   #8
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I've never been too sure how I would use NetworkManager in TWM but then neither have I looked into it. Netconfig suggests adding the applet to the desktop, I run dropbox in stalonetray so maybe I could somehow.

Anyway, wicd offers me wicd-curses which is easy, so I just use that.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 04:01 PM   #9
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So I just randomly typed nm-applet in xterm, hit enter and it popped up in stalonetray, so there you go.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 04:25 PM   #10
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Hi,

I find no need for either. I perform my needs from the cli. I use scripts to control my LAN needs.

Slackware64 does have the scripts to use for my needs and I compose my own scripts to use '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1' via the '/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf' files.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 07-02-2018, 04:33 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
Laptops use NetworkManager.

Desktops use rc.inet1.
This, ditto servers re: rc.inet1.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:17 PM   #12
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I use NM and the other tools in the suite like the applet and the openvpn plugin. I started using Slackware long after working in other distros, so part of it was being already familiar.

Also I use nmcli and nmtui sometimes if I'm not in a GUI or lack a tray for the applet.

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Old 07-02-2018, 05:31 PM   #13
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Desktop: dhcpcd
Laptop: Wicd

chose Wicd for poll
 
Old 07-02-2018, 06:45 PM   #14
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wired rc.inet1.conf, wireless wpa_supplicant.conf
 
Old 07-02-2018, 07:05 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Cranium View Post
Laptops use NetworkManager.

Desktops use rc.inet1.
Laptops must use NetworkManager (or wicd)
Desktops can use rc.inet1 as a 3rd option to the above.

I say this because my desktop uses NetworkManager with no difficulty, although I do know how to configure rc.inet1 to use DHCP (or a static address), should the need arise (and has several times in the past).
 
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