Originally Posted by tronayne
So, I'm wondering about just how much hassle networkmanager is going to be; as in, am I going to have to screw around for hours to get the thing to talk to an access point? Or does it more or less just work if I start up the networkmanager at boot? Or should I just install WICD and be done with it?
networkmanager works a treat without any hassles.
You just need to include "nm-applet &
" in the startup file when you login as user.
I have wireless and ethernet on my laptop. If I plug in the ethernet cable then networkmanager automatically switches over to ethernet. Unplug it and it automatically switches back to the wireless interface. Simply right-click on the nm icon if you want to set up a new interface.
From comments I have read here in the past, it seems that networkmanager works better than wicd but there is no problem in having both. Simply use
"chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
" if you want to use networkmanager and
"chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
" if you would rather have wicd.