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Re: NM alternatives for wireless

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:28 AM, Andras Simon <szajmi gmail com> wrote:
> On 6/19/08, Sven Winkelmann <sven winkelmann blue1 at> wrote:
>> that is with wicd? http://wicd.sourceforge.net/
> Thanks, this comes very close to what I had in mind! And it's the only
> thing besides NM that I'm able to connect to wireless APs with! It's a
> pity it's not packaged for fedora.
> Andras

Go read the source code and you'll see why its not packaged with
Fedora.  It may work for some users, but it is a thorough hodge-podge
and packaging with with rpm is a peculiar task.

I think you should take a calm breath and figure why NM does not work
for you.  I was an NM hater, but have now found it works 100% of the
time on routers that allow DHCP (not static IP wire, but DHCP wire is
OK too).

If you don't run gnome, as I often don't, you should start the network
manager applet with a script like so:

$ cat bin/my-nm-applet
eval "`gnome-keyring-daemon`"
rm nohup.out
nohup nm-applet &

Of course, before you do that, make absolutely sure that the "network"
service is OFF, wpa_supplicant must be OFF, and NetworkManager must be


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