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    Wicd

    If i install WICD, what's the benefit of this program over the standard Gnome networkmanager? And if i install WICD, does it remove the standard networkmanager?

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    Re: Wicd

    Hi,

    I think they are sincronizated.
    Test to install and from terminal run
    wicd-gtk
    it would be appear near the other applet

    I tried to connect wired conection with 1, and the other do the same.

    Hope that helps,
    papu

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    Re: Wicd

    Quote Originally Posted by nomko View Post
    If i install WICD, what's the benefit of this program over the standard Gnome networkmanager? And if i install WICD, does it remove the standard networkmanager?
    Wicd is simpler than NetworkManager and, in some cases, works better with wifi, especially if the security type is WPA/WPA2 mixed type.

    Installing it won't remove NM automatically, but you should do it manually. Using both at the same time may cause problems due to mutual conflict.
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    Re: Wicd

    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Wicd is simpler than NetworkManager and, in some cases, works better with wifi, especially if the security type is WPA/WPA2 mixed type.

    Installing it won't remove NM automatically, but you should do it manually. Using both at the same time may cause problems due to mutual conflict.
    You can actually have both installed just tell the startup apps to start one at boot and not the other. I have had both on a system before with no conflicts. Also it's better at the beginning justin case you can't get wicd to work properly as I just did a few minutes ago....
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    Re: Wicd

    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmapond View Post
    You can actually have both installed just tell the startup apps to start one at boot and not the other. I have had both on a system before with no conflicts. Also it's better at the beginning justin case you can't get wicd to work properly as I just did a few minutes ago....
    O yeah.. that's a better suggestion
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