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puppyfarts
June 27th, 2008, 07:16 AM
I've had this problem with all Linuxes (Linuxi?)...

In Gnome, KDE, any desktop environment, wireless works. But in window managers, nope. I always have to start nm-applet, or something of the like.

Let's say I don't install a desktop environment, and I JUST use a window manager... how can I make sure wireless works?

dominiquec
June 27th, 2008, 07:33 AM
If you just want to be sure that your Wifi works, you can open a terminal and run iwconfig.

However, if you actually want a decent replacement for nm-applet when working with another window manager, try wicd (http://wicd.sourceforge.net/). It's what I'm using right now with OpenBox.

Not on the main repositories yet, but it's already packaged for Ubuntu. Follow instructions on the web site.

HTH.

puppyfarts
June 27th, 2008, 07:46 AM
If you just want to be sure that your Wifi works, you can open a terminal and run iwconfig.

However, if you actually want a decent replacement for nm-applet when working with another window manager, try wicd (http://wicd.sourceforge.net/). It's what I'm using right now with OpenBox.

Not on the main repositories yet, but it's already packaged for Ubuntu. Follow instructions on the web site.

HTH.

Thanks. I will read up on it.