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Re: Windowmaker and NetworkManager

Hello Suvayu,

suvayu ali wrote:
That went perfect. Now I am online on wmaker.
Good to know ! Welcome to the club !

I ran pidgin too. However it didn't go as smoothly. Most of the time
it didn't appear on the dock or even a window for that matter. I tried
running it from,
1. the 'Run' in the right click menu on the desktop,
Look at at tip below[1]
2. from xterm.
However, it had worked the last time I had logged in. Kinda strange I guess.

Yes, that is strange, it has never happened to me. However, I do start my pidgin in offline mode (ie: the -n (or --nologin) option), so don't know whether pidgin would wait for NM to connect and then go online before showing the applet or the window.

Also, I am having trouble NM and Evolution remember the password, but
I guess that calls for another thread after some more extensive

Hmm, well, this *might* have to do with the gnome-keyring-daemon. You haven't mentioned whether you use gdm, but i remember seeing a post on this list that the NM and other apps with ask you for a password if your login password is not the same as your keyring password. Note, that this is just what i read over here. I have /not/ had any trouble with NM remembering passwords (and I don't use evolution, i prefer thunderbird).

Thanks for the help. :)
You are welcome.

[1] Now the tip i spoke about. Window Maker is very keyboard friendly, so you can bind any application as well as builtin actions to keyboard shortcuts. The way to do this also is very easy:
a. Fire up the Window Maker Preference utility:
$ WPerfs
b. Scroll to the icon with the menu picture
c. A menu will pop up, select the menu item you want to bid to a shortcut
d. In the Keyboard Shortcut dialog, click Capture and then press your keyboard shortcut (for ex. I use Mod1+r for the run dialog and Mod1+t for opening a terminal) e. To bind window maker actions (like maximizing/minimizing windows etc) select the icon with the keyboard picture and do the same. For example you can use the 'windows key' on your keyboard to show the applications menu.

Once you start binding your most common apps to keyboard shortcuts, and start using them, you'll soon forget about the mouse :).

- steve

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