Troubles with Gnome NetworkManager
I always thought NetworkManager was a pain. But I stuck with it because I was too lazy to find/write an alternative. But when it repeatedly deleted my static IP settings for wired links, that was the trigger.
This problem is discussed here:
And I found wicd, a nice alternative to NetworkManager. Seems sensible to me, works well with wired LAN. Will try it on the eeepc for wireless next.
Update: Have been using wicd for over two months- works great for both wired and wireless.
I’m leaning away from the gnome-desktop. I remember the good old days of wmx. I should try the xfce or fluxbox once again.