On 17/03/11 02:18, Ed Hurst wrote: > On Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:34:34 -0500, David Hare <davidahare@...> > wrote: > >> From normal Squeeze repos, wpagui works better here than >> knetworkmanager ever did. It is qt4 but will not also install half of >> kde4 as deps. I use "apt-get install no-install-recommends wpagui" > > Interesting. I got it installed but it wouldn't find my wifi interface. > The manual setup I already understood from past experience using a > laptop without X (back in the days of Etch). Of course, it matters not > what I can do for myself, but this machine is a demo model for Linux > newbies migrating from Windows. I'm not willing to put them through > manual wifi config that way. I suppose I should have mentioned that in > my initial whine ;-) > If you read the link from sidux wiki I posted and did the configs right, you do that one time only. Thereafter it works as normal user, for me flawlessly. You will certainly have to restart the network or probably even reboot after you do that, so /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant .conf have been changed. Another really good network config app is "ceni", it's in Mepis repos. It's cli but ncurses-based and interactive.