[UFO Chicago] How to adjust the settings for your wifi card

Matthew T. Gibbs mtgibbs at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 27 17:24:13 PST 2008

>From: Brian Sobolak <brian at planetshwoop.com>
>On Tue, November 25, 2008 12:14 pm, Jay F Shachter wrote:
>> Centuries ago, Nostradamus predicted that Brian Sobolak would write on Tue
>> Nov 25 10:42:13 2008:
>>> Also -- I used a LiveCD where the default install was KDE.  How does
>>> anyone deal with that?  It's *awful*, and I don't mind GUIs at all.  It
>>> took 10 mins to figure out how to adjust the settings for my wifi card.
>> It took 10 minutes for you to figure out how to open an xterm window
>> and invoke the iwconfig command?
>In every other incantation of configuration I've had to do, it Has Just
>Worked so I never bothered before.

You don't specify what LiveCD, but on a least some KDE installs, the networking also "Just Works" and is adjusted by a little icon in the system tray.  When I used Gnome on my friend's computer with a popular distribution, the network settings were (also) awful.


>ps It's going to be a boy.


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