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Re: [tlug] Network annoyingly not starting on boot [SOLVED]

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 03:40:38PM +0200, Christian Horn wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 09:37:18PM +0900, Dave M G wrote:
> > 
> > The problem turned out to be that I did not really understand what Wicd
> > did. I thought it was another way of managing ethernet connections, when
> > really it's just an interface for an underlying system that is common to
> > all such interfaces. 
> networkmanager was created to make static network-connections more
> flexible, i.e. 'if there is ethernet connected use it, otherwise fall
> back to wireless, if even that fails use G3-connection'.
> Networkmanager is a bit bloated thou, enforcing communication via
> hal/d-bus and other things.
> wicd is to my understanding meant to do the sime, but using not as
> many dependencies to other subsystems.

the other plus in wicd is that it connects to the network even if you
haven't logged in. The deamon brings up interfaces (with the same
flexibility of NM -- more or less), the client sets system wide
connection preferences.


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