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Re: [trinity-users] how to get tdenetworkmanager - with no wicd ?

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 19:01:53 +0200
Anno domini 2020 Thu, 3 Sep 07:57:03 -0700
 William Morder via trinity-users scripsit:
> 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 
> reboot. 
> 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. 
> Bill

Just my experience: eiter use wicd (and uninstall network-manager) or use networkmanager (and uninstall wicd).

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