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Month: September 2020

how to get tdenetworkmanager - with no wicd ?

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 07:57:03 -0700
While I have Internet, of a sort, I still have a few glitches; for example, I 
cannot go offline, then go online again. Somehow, wicd either auto-connects 
to my wifi network; when instead, I want to enable wifi, then look at the 
available network choices, because my local network has several nodes or 
access points within the building where I live, and somehow it doesn't always 
choose the strongest or closest signal. I have an access point right outside 
my door, yet autoconnect seems to avoid it. 

But when I try to disconnect, sometimes wicd seems to hang on, and show me 
still connected, yet I can't download emails or go online for other stuff. 
When I run macchanger, it keeps showing me that my mac address changes; and I 
run knetstats-trinity (which is a nice simple gui tool) and it shows my 
wireless is connected then disconnected, shows activity then no activity; yet 
in reality, I can't go online. So my only recourse at this point is to 

When I tried to get tdenetworkmanager to run, I had those problems already 
discussed earlier. I managed to download the packages and dependencies to 
install network-manager-tde without systemd, so it all *seems* like it ought 
to work out right, but I always end up going back to wicd; which, again, is 
only sort of half-working at the moment, and I must keep rebooting. 

How would I go about pruning away the wicd stuff that I don't want, and 
keeping only the tdenetworkmanager and required dependencies, etc.? I've 
search apt-get, but I believe that I already have all the dependencies and 
recommends. I can't think what else I might have missed.