[arch-general] Xfce4 utils

Leonid Isaev lisaev at umail.iu.edu
Fri Nov 9 16:12:29 EST 2012

On Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:23:56 +0000
Leonidas Spyropoulos <artafinde at gmail.com> wrote:

> OK I will take a look at them.
> I want to probably use netcfg instead on network manager as I am using
> systemd. So it was be handy to have a simple panel app for connecting to
> wireless networks..

But please remember that managing networks in real-time with netcfg requires
root. Netcfg is supposed to work autonomously, not controlled via a panel
plugin. If you want to use such thing, I think you'll be better off with
NM/wicd as they use dbus for communications between user frontends and the
main daemon.

> On 9 Nov 2012 12:10, "anti" <anti at lavabit.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 09/11/12 09:57, Leonidas Spyropoulos wrote:
> >
> >> Hey guys,
> >> I just removed gnome as it was quite heavy for my laptop and installed
> >> xfce. I remember there was a page on the wiki with some recommendations
> >> about WiFi management, system monitor etv. But I can't seem to find it.
> >> Anyone got some proposals?
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >>  Did you install (parts of) the group xfce4-goodies? There's a great
> > selection of plugins for the panel that should cover most of your needs.
> > For wifi management you can just use nm-applet, you might need to add it
> > to the startup applications.
> >
> >

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