Well, it looks like start of Network Manager reimplementation...
Posted Nov 10, 2011 20:06 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Helper software for twm/fvwm/etc
Parent article: Why GNOME refugees love Xfce (Register)
I have a small collection of scripts written on top of it that makes wireless trivial.
Trivial as in "open the lid and you can start using the Internet" or "I can go to different building without closing the lid and it'll automatically connect to another AP with different SSID" ? This starts looking as script-language reimplementation of Network Manager. May be better to use the real thing? You can drive it from command line using cnetworkmanager...
Or perhaps (as drag suspects) you just enjoy suffering.
I'm sure there are probably tools for configuring wireless and screen resolution graphically, but it's easier if you know the command to just issue the command.
LCD made screen resolution adjustment kinda pointless (there are just one native resolution and X.org servers were able to find and use it for quite long time) and as for wireless... it's not the question of "how to configure it" (you don't configure it all that often), but how to use it.
I'm not sure I remember the time when I was last forced to think about the fact that I have different SSIDs at home and at work, etc. I know that I'm supposed to find and plug Ethernet cable when I need decent speed but I can just open the laptop lid and use it when I'm just web surfing - and that's it. Okay, I lie: when I obtain new laptop (or tablet, or anything else) I need to briefly recall that you need to actually enter the names of APs and accompanying passwords (the one at work which requires new certificate stored in TPM is especially painful to setup), but then I just forget all about configs - I just use the internat/Internet and that's it.
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