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View Poll Results: wicd or networkmanager?
wicd 75 50.68%
networkmanager 81 54.73%
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #61
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I have only used Wicd in Slackware and NM when I was in Linux Mint. The Gnome dependencies are a real pain so I prefer Wicd over NM in Slackware.

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Old 05-22-2013, 01:36 AM   #62
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wicd-curses & wicd . They have always worked pretty well, but I'm not opposed to trying nm if theres any real benefit.
Old 05-22-2013, 02:22 AM   #63
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I use wicd, just because I never had any issues with it on Slackware and it has not given me any reason to switch to networkmanager, yet.
Old 05-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #64
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To be honest I can't tell you what I use because I really don't know. My internet connection just works out of the box with Slackware and I've never had to futz with it.
Old 05-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #65
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I really liked Arch Linux's netcfg more than either. I can't tell you how many issues I've had with Wifi.

I learned the hard way that depending on your router, disabling 'N' speeds can really improve your connection stability. I've had no dropouts since I did so, before that, my connection wouldn't stay up for more than 5 minutes.
Old 05-23-2013, 04:59 PM   #66
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I've used both, and they're both good IMO. I'm using NM presently, and the gnome deps for nm-applet aren't that bad - all I had to add for it was dconf, libgnome-kerying, and gnome-keyring, with libtasn1 as a compile-time-only dep. Those together are quite a bit smaller than python, but of course most users will have python sitting around on their system anyway. I've not really looked at which uses more resources while operating, but it'd be an interesting comparision.
Old 07-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #67
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wpa_supplicant and dhcpcd is all I've ever used. Actually, I thought that was the only way. I didn't know about the existence of either wicd or networkmanager until quite recently.

I have two laptops running Slackware 14.0, so I may do a simultaneous side by side comparison of them just for fun, but the warnings about them messing with some of your config files bothers me. What system files do they modify?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:26 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by digger95 View Post
To be honest I can't tell you what I use because I really don't know. My internet connection just works out of the box with Slackware and I've never had to futz with it.
That sounds like you are using a wired connection. Linux in general usually is able to automatically use DHCP to connect to a LAN if it's plugged in when the device is turned on.

I personally use wicd, as stated above the gnome dependencies are too much of a pain since I use fluxbox.
Old 07-03-2013, 04:19 PM   #69
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ttk, Thank you for the code

Originally Posted by ttk View Post
I was going to request you post the code after I finished reading the thread. I was happy see BloomingNutria had already posted a request and that you had posted the code. It will help me automate my wireless router resets Thanks.
Old 09-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #70
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wicd, because wicd-client nicely fits in the status-bar of the i3 window manager
edit: before I'd problems with nm-applet,but checked again and also nm-applet for network-manager fits in i3 status-bar, so network-manager is fine for me as well

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:17 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by Timothy Miller View Post
I can't get NM to connect automatically on boot if X isn't running, so it's no choice for me, Wicd.
I have the same problem. So it is NM on my laptops (I won't ever start them up and not log in) and wicd on desktops (allows me to reboot remotely and have it auto start the network).
Old 09-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #72
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I am a college student, and the secure network requires WPA/WPA2-Enterprise with Tunneled TLS. I've not yet found a way to easily make wicd work with that, while NetworkManager makes it a snap. So, NM for me.
Old 09-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by mattallmill View Post
I am a college student, and the secure network requires WPA/WPA2-Enterprise with Tunneled TLS. I've not yet found a way to easily make wicd work with that, while NetworkManager makes it a snap. So, NM for me.
Ditto. I managed to make wpa_supplicant suffer through that on its own for a while, but using NetworkManager was actually more stable. Before that, I just used wpa_gui.
Old 09-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #74
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NM since it does more than wicd and looks nicer to me. Also radar-wifi is quite good, but still waiting for the daemon and other options to come along...
Old 09-06-2013, 02:10 PM   #75
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I generally use NetworkManager - specifically, the nm applet when I'm in KDE or Xfce and nmcli everywhere else. Much easier for me, especially with more complicated network setups (particularly enterprise-grade WPA2 networks).


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