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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use dhcpcd+wpa_supplicant after using wicd for years, and it works without any additional (useless) layer ;)
-> TIP: Complete network stack without net.* scripts
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use that in my desktop.

In the laptop I find it convenient to have wicd just because I don't quite like editing the wpa config files in public.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wpa_gui does the trick ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this scratch disk so far looks like it's good... using xdm + xfce. xdm's fonts are kind of screwed up though, and I can't see the prompts properly. Once login occurs, the xfce environment looks OK.

I am still using consolekit though so networkmanager and the power management works within xfce... I do wonder though when this will stop being supported as well?

The install size looks OK. After blowing away stuff like Evolution of course it's smaller, but as long as I don't really need it on that machine it's not a big deal...

Now, to do a 32-bit version.

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After cleanup, I was forced to turn on USE=introspection to reinstall networkmanager properly. However, this time it did NOT need to pull in systemd. Weiiiirrrrdd....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up to three machines migrated from Gnome2 -> XFCE:

one test disk (X86_64 on a virtual machine)
one semi-test disk (x86 on a temporary desktop machine)
one netbook (x86)

The netbook seems to have a bit of a disk usage decrease! Wonderful! But it's still in progress. It's a huge update to go to xfce plus catch up on all the other updates that occurred during the transition.

My first pass at the migration I reclaimed 300MB with the loss of Evolution and a bunch of other applications. However a bunch of stuff is coming back, adding functionality lost in the migration...

One feature I was wondering about is how to reenable multiple logins that were provided by gdm. I've resorted to xdm as it once again allows the desktop environment to suspend/resume.

I had to keep some gnome libraries unfortunately, so it's still a hybrid. I do hope that blueman keeps working... Also gnome-bluetooth required for networkmanager dealing with bluetooth connections...

One thing I keep on hitting is that for some reason, dev-perl/XML-Parser can't be detected properly during some packages during configure. Re-emerging that package will allow the resume. I wonder if there's an ebuild problem somewhere...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:

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After cleanup, I was forced to turn on USE=introspection to reinstall networkmanager properly. However, this time it did NOT need to pull in systemd. Weiiiirrrrdd....


Sounds like it was a combination of introspection and something else vs just the introspection flag.

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I can't help you on networkmanager as I despise that piece of software.
That and I've been doing network setup so long that I just do it and don't think about it.

I still use 2 gnome libs, I haven't found a replacement for them, but if you only need a few, I consider that a win. LoL

I've seen a lot of people mention the XML-Parser problem, many times not even being resolved with perl module rebuilding.
When I had the problem I just re-emerged it and went on my way.

Can't help on the ?dm problem either as I use startx.

Glad to see things are going reasonably well though.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Networkmanager (and a lot of GUIs) are hiding a lot of stuff away but it's nice for wifi connection to arbitrary access points... hope it continues working. I think my netbook transition is about finished, finally...emerge --update is once again empty!
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