Why NetworkManager??

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frank392
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Why NetworkManager??

Post by frank392 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:53 pm

HI, why you switch to networkmanager?
http://www.gnome.org/projects/NetworkManager/
It is terrible, I cant connect to the Internet using BEA :x
so I had to switch back to Barbara.
hope you are not planning to keep NetworkManager on future, if so please, try to make some changes, and it is not only MintLinux Had the same problem with other Distros, that Use It.
The connection is very unstable when it comes to a wireless Network .
Thank you very much

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Post by cool_gamer8119 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:34 pm

yea! can you get a better, more wireless friendly network software? neeeeeeed!
linux mint!

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Post by zephyrus54 » Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:03 pm

I guess everyone's hardware is different...I for one couldn't get my wireless working until I installed Network-Manager. This is the first time I've heard of someone who's internet malfunction was actually caused by Network-Manager.

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Post by |_NiGhTmArE_| » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:39 am

what's the software you use in barbara that it isn't in mint?
remember that you can turn off the NetworkManager and still use the standard tool

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Post by annaliviaplurabelle » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:57 am

NetworkManager was really flakey for me--when I was running the LiveCD, it worked, but when I actually installed it stopped seeing any wireless networks in the area. I was about to give up on running Linux altogether until I discovered that there was no problem with recognising my hardware or anything else: wlassistant got me going just fine.

How does one turn off NetworkManager, anyhow? Or better yet, how can I get wlassistant to run on startup in its place? (a noob is me)

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Post by AlsaPhil » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:53 am

NetworkManager is absolutely great. I can connect easily everywhere :D

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Post by |_NiGhTmArE_| » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:56 am

annaliviaplurabelle wrote:How does one turn off NetworkManager, anyhow? Or better yet, how can I get wlassistant to run on startup in its place? (a noob is me)
right click on the icon (NetworkManager) and unmark enable connection (this will disable the NM connection)

if you don't want to load it at startup open mintConfig then go to the tab Desktop e select Sessions (or if don't have mintConfig go to System > Preferences > Sessions) then go to the Startup Programs tab and disable nm-applet --sm-disable...

then simply add the command to start wlanassistant ;)

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Post by zephyrus54 » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:25 pm

Looking at the Ubuntu Feisty Development pages it looks as though Network Manager is being included in the next release, so apparently it works for the majority of users. Also as mentioned before, it's easily disabled in the sessions menu. An alternative wifi manager I've heard good things about is Wifi Radar. You might want to give that a try if Network Manager isn't functioning properly.

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Post by annaliviaplurabelle » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:16 am

Thanks! I would probably not have found that on my own.

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