[pkg-fso-maint] [patch] Re: pkg-fso-maint Digest, Vol 7, Issue 20

gregor herrmann gregoa at debian.org
Tue Feb 17 19:05:13 UTC 2009

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009 17:46:14 +0100, Steffen Moeller wrote:

> > I've installed wicd, and after setting the wired interface to an
> > empty value it deals with wifi without touching usb0.
> This sounds rather helpful :)

It is :)
> > (That wicd is not exactly light weight is a different story.)
> A 2GB SD costs about 3.5 Euros here, but I had it already installed on my 512MB SD. 

I have it on my 8GB SD card; I meant that it's the interface which is
rather slow ...

> My
> suggestion is to have it offered as an option. The default would remain minimal, something
> like --with-wifi wicd would then add it. Does that sound reasonable? 

Sounds good, unless there are other options or future plans for wifi
support (mofi?).

> If you could please
> help me with your installation, then I volunteer to rewrite it as another patch for
> Joachim and Luca.

I just did an "aptitude install wicd"; then the only relevant change
is to turn off the wired interface -- that's done by 

wired_interface = 

in /etc/wicd/manager-settings.conf. Oh, and I added 

wicd-client --no-animate &

to ~/.xsession to have it started in trayer automatically.

A problem might be that after installing wicd it starts the daemon,
probably before changing the config, and that would bring usb0 down.
Might be worth considering and testing for the installer :)


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