To replace Network Manager with WICD,
First, we download the latest NetworkManager, in case we need to reinstall if WICD doesn't works:
sudo apt-get install -d --reinstall network-manager network-manager-gnome
Then we install WICD:
sudo apt-get install wicd-gtk
And only then do we uninstall NetworkManager:
sudo apt-get remove --purge network-manager-gnome network-manager
In the first step, since it doesn't actually install Network Manager (
-reinstallin the first step needed? Why?
When reverting to NetworkManager, does the following installation of Network Manager need internet connection? I.e. is it from the previously downloaded package, or from the repository on the Internet? If I want to install from the local copy, which command shall I run?
Open up a Terminal and execute the following commands:
Install NetworkManager: sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager Then remove WICD: sudo apt-get remove --purge wicd wicd-gtk Finally, restart your system.