Sunday, September 14, 2008

Wireless is technically working and other good things.

Thanks to the comments to my last post, I now have a working (sort of) wireless card. It shows up in iwconfig/ifconfig, I can do iwlist scanning and get a list of ESSID's. I can't, however, use the network manager to connect to (or even see for that matter) my wireless network. As I said before, iwlist scanning works and finds it and connects to it if I tell it to. I am working on how to get this to work properly.

This is one thing that I think GNOME (Network Manager) does very well. All I have to do is click on the adapter in the tray, find my network, click it, and, if need be, put in my WEP key. So far, I have been less than impressed with the network side of KDE.

On the plus side, I have configured Kontact to use my Gmail account through IMAP. I really like it (a lot more than Evolution, but that isn't saying much). It isn't trying to be a clone of Outlook. I also like the "plasmoids", or widgets as I call them.

So far, I have mixed feelings about my first day of KDE use. More to come.


  1. Yes, this is a bug in Intrepid at the moment. Knetworkmanager basically has feature parity with Gnome's nm-applet, but is currently broken in Intrepid due to a change in the DBUS api's. By the final release we'll have a proper knetworkmanager.


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  4. what i did is, i stop NetworkManager than set-up wireless setting using iwconfig and dhclient to connect to my office wireless.