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[Solid] Wicd integration

Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:41 pm
What about a KDE frontend for Wicd? A plasmoid, for example. Or, even better, allow NM-plasmoid to use Wicd as its backend.

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RE: Wicd KDE frontend

Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:35 am
Dario Freddi is already developing a Solid Backend for Wicd. Once the Network Management plasmoid drops its network manager dependency, users will be free to use the Solid Backend of their choice.


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RE: Wicd KDE frontend

Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:40 am
I would suggest to actually drop the NetworkManager in favour of wicd.
Even under GNOME it works much better than NM. :-(


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RE: [Solid] Wicd integration

Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:52 pm
I'll second that.

Though, wicd is actually just a front-end to a few backends, namely ifconfig, iwconfig and wpa_supplicant, so I wander if Solid should be integrated with wicd or these backends...


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RE: [Solid] Wicd integration

Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:30 pm
Madman wrote:Though, wicd is actually just a front-end to a few backends, namely ifconfig, iwconfig and wpa_supplicant, so I wander if Solid should be integrated with wicd or these backends...


Then there should just be also a Solid backend for interfacing with these tools (or other "low-level" system ones, like iw and ip), for people who just use those and no other connection manager (like NetworkManager, Wicd, etc).


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RE: Wicd KDE frontend

Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:51 am
Uqbar wrote:I would suggest to actually drop the NetworkManager in favour of wicd.


This is the choice of the distributor, system integrator and administrator.

Which is exactly why KDE has things like Solid, to provide the same user experience independent of any choice taken at those levels.

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RE: [Solid] Wicd integration

Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:33 am
Dario has now moved Solid-wicd into kdebase trunk:

http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=952638

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RE: [Solid] Wicd integration

Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:02 pm
Hmmm I'm currently having problems with wicd 1.5.9. It places quotes ("") around the psk value in the config file when using a pre-shared key (for WPA authentication). This causes parsing of the config file by wpa_supplicant to fail. The quotes should not be present when using the pre-shared key setting, but should be present when using the passphrase setting. It's a bit strange.

Either way I hope this can be fixed as at the momoent I must connect to my wireless network using the commandline :-O

BTW I have also been toying with kdemod-playground-plasmoid-networkmanager-svn (in Arch). This also fails. I assume it is for the same reason but I can't figure where it stores its configuration information in order to verify.


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