How to automatically keep an active network always on desktop, && use wireless network
sudo apt-get install network-manager
sudo apt-get install wicd
sudo apt-get install firmware-iwlwifi
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
To use network-manager-gnome in Xfce (or Gnome) you need to have the applet running in the sytem tray.
In Gnome this is automatic but in Xfce you need to set it up initially. Fortunately this is very easy:
Alt + F2 to run a command: nm-applet –sm-disable
Network manager is used for keeping an active network always for desktop.
Wireless network is disabled by default, rith click on the desktop network icon, choose “Enable Wireless”, it shall works.
Note for Chinese readers: 默认无线是关闭的，右键点击桌面工具栏上的网络连接图标，选中”Enable Wireless”，即可使用无线网络.
For WICD network manager, network connected and disconnected notification is disabled by default, you can enable the option in Preference settings.
If you haven’t input wireless interface, WICD could not find network by default, just input wlan0 in your wireless interface in WICD Preference settings.
Then click Wicd network manager -> Network -> Find a hidden network, wicd shall find wireless networks.
Note for Chinese readers: 网络的连接和中断通知默认是关闭的，可以在Preferences里面勾上 Notification.
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