[Haskell-cafe] XMonad and NetworkManager?

Alexey Khudyakov alexey.skladnoy at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 05:28:47 EDT 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Ketil Malde<ketil at malde.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> A bit off-topic, but this is the café, after all...
> Like many here, I run XMonad as my window manager on top of Linux.
> On - at least my brand of - Linux, networking is generally handled by
> NetworkManager, which really needs its associated applet (nm-applet)
> to work properly.  While I discovered trayer, which at least let me
> run nm-applet without dragging in most of Gnome, it still drags in
> some of the bloat, and interacts a bit poorly with the rest of the
> system (temporarily locks up the screen, transparency doesn't work,
> positions itself awkwardly, needs gconfd at incovinient times..)
> So: has anybody tried better alternatives to NetworkManager and
> nm-applet?  Wicd, say?  Or something that can integrate with dzen?
I use wicd to manage wireless connections for about three month and
I'm pretty happy with it. It seems to be much saner than network manager.
Didn't any serious problems with it.

>From version 1.6 they introduced curses interface, so you don't need
applet or even X.

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