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Best way to manage wifi?

Postby pawRoot » 2017-10-20 15:57

Hi
Im on Debian 9.2 with Openbox, everything works perfect but i need some easy to use Wifi manager that will reconnect itself if needed etc, any recommendations? also would be nice if it works with tint2.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby makh » 2017-10-20 19:13

pawRoot wrote:Hi
Im on Debian 9.2 with Openbox, everything works perfect but i need some easy to use Wifi manager that will reconnect itself if needed etc, any recommendations? also would be nice if it works with tint2.

Whats wrong with Network Manager?
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby anticapitalista » 2017-10-20 21:51

wicd is lighter than network-manager and an even better choice IMO is ceni (but it isn't in the Debian repos, though there are debs out there if you want to use it).
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby fmp » 2017-10-21 00:09

+1 for wicd.

though network manager if you'll be using vpn. i couldn't find a decent way to get them rolling with wicd.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby debiman » 2017-10-21 07:03

there's no reason networkmanager wouldn't show up in tint2's systray.
there are, however, reasons why networkmanager wouldn't work fully without session management.

please clarify.

or, of course, wicd is good, too (not for mobile broadband though).
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby pawRoot » 2017-10-22 20:11

Ok i have installed network-manager daemon, and network-manager-gnome for front end, but im not sure how do i run it ? i also want the wifi to auto reconnect when i reboot into i3wm.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-10-22 20:36

pawRoot wrote:i have installed network-manager daemon, and network-manager-gnome for front end, but im not sure how do i run it ?

Try:
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# systemctl enable --now NetworkManager
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby Bulkley » 2017-10-23 01:08

anticapitalista wrote:wicd is lighter than network-manager and an even better choice IMO is ceni (but it isn't in the Debian repos, though there are debs out there if you want to use it).


Wicd is in Old Stable, Stable, Testing and Unstable.

For a desktop computer that never moves and only uses one Wifi connection the best method is to use wpa-supplicant directly by configuring /etc/network/interfaces. Look here. Wifi will load during boot. Do this once and forget it.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby anticapitalista » 2017-10-23 13:22

Bulkley wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:wicd is lighter than network-manager and an even better choice IMO is ceni (but it isn't in the Debian repos, though there are debs out there if you want to use it).


Wicd is in Old Stable, Stable, Testing and Unstable.

For a desktop computer that never moves and only uses one Wifi connection the best method is to use wpa-supplicant directly by configuring /etc/network/interfaces. Look here. Wifi will load during boot. Do this once and forget it.


I was referring to ceni not being in the repos.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby pawRoot » 2017-10-23 22:24

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
pawRoot wrote:i have installed network-manager daemon, and network-manager-gnome for front end, but im not sure how do i run it ?

Try:
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# systemctl enable --now NetworkManager


This fixed the problem, thanks.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby makh » 2017-10-24 11:44

Hi

Can someone kindly update..:

1. Why is debian wiki not updated?
https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager

2. Why is the Debian Handbook for Debian 9 still not released?
https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/


It is more than strange ... or all are now converting to Devuan or something...? :?:

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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby debiman » 2017-10-24 14:16

^ what about you do it?
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby makh » 2017-10-24 18:55

debiman wrote:^ what about you do it?
"If you see a job, it's yours."

Sir! I am only an intermediate level student of Linux... :)
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby tynman » 2017-10-24 23:01

1. Why is debian wiki not updated?

It looks up to date to me. Do you see something that's out of date?

2. Why is the Debian Handbook for Debian 9 still not released?

Probably not yet written?
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-10-25 00:16

First thought: I was reading this topic, and the posts:
And that is the topic title,
"Best way to manage wifi?"
And it appears the OP solved the problem, but I thought there might be additional
related details.
Next thing I know, I am reading about the Debian wiki not being up to date, and the
Debian Handbook, I thought some how I accidentally clicked a different topic/thread, so I double check, and no oddly enough it is still the same thread, but different topic.
Somebody must have made a mistake, they should have started a new topic.
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Re: Best way to manage wifi?

Post by makh » 2017-10-24 05:44
Hi
Can someone kindly update..:
1. Why is debian wiki not updated?
https://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager
2. Why is the Debian Handbook for Debian 9 still not released?
https://debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/
It is more than strange ... or all are now converting to Devuan or something...? :?:
Thankyou

Next time, please use some common sense, and start another topic, when you decide you want to talk about something else.
Thank you
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makh>Why is the Debian Handbook for Debian 9 still not released?

You would have to ask the Author, how could we possibly know why he has not written
another, maybe he did not get enough donations or help.
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A little common sense,and search foo, and you could have answered both of these questions on your own. Please, next time do a little research first, and also start a new
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