Wpa_supplicant & nm-applet are not playing nice
I'm currently having problems with wpa_supplicant and nm-applet syncing problems. For wpa_supplicant, it works and i can lease an ip using the dhclient command. I can ping out, and certain programs work. Nm-applet however, does not update / see that there's a network. As a result, pidgin and firefox assumes that I'm offline. Rarely, they would sync (only happened a few times out of various attempts to connect). Is there a way for nm-applet to see what wpa_supplicant is doing?
Is there a way for nm-applet to incorporate? Or if that's all not possible, how can I direct pidgin and firefox to use my connection?