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I'm trying to replace the default network manager with wicd. Wicd installs fine, but there is no notification icon, and the default network manager is not disabled. If I log off my wifi using the default network manager and log on using wicd, I cannot access the internet.

Using ps -e I can see that both Network Manager and Wicd is running - should they both be running?

Wicd is set to start at boot, but I don't see it, when the computerstarts. Do I need to do something else than just install Wicd to replace the default manager? Should I apt-get remove the default manager? I have really skow wifi, and after to computer sleeps, I loose the connection completely.

So what Im looking for is a complete replacement of Network Manager to make my connection a lot more stable.

The possible duplicate suggested by Huckle applies to older versions of Ubuntu.

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Thanks for any help

marked as duplicate by Huckle, Eric Carvalho, Eliah Kagan, Zanna, muru Feb 8 '17 at 2:15

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  • This method does not seem to work for Ubuntu 14.04 and upwards. – Lasserh Jan 26 '17 at 15:10

OK -so I found a way, although it seems more like a workaround than an actual solution: I used GGleb's answer in this thread to enable system tray icons: How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates. His solution is to install the Indicator Systemtray Unity. His instructions was:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fixnix/indicator-systemtray-unity
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-systemtray-unity

This enabled the wicd icon in the system tray. I still had the default Network Manager showing up and giving me notifications. I used Synaptic to completely remove everything connected to Network Manager and rebooted. Now I only have wicd's icon.

It even seems that my wifi connection is more stable than before.

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