Re: How to enforce use of dhcpcd instead of dhclient in

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 02:27:33PM +0000, Liam O’Toole wrote:
> On 2010-02-18, wzab wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have a problem with wireless networking on my laptop (uses iwl3945
> > wireless).
> > When dhclient3 is used to obtain IP address via DHCP, the connection is
> > unstable. Especially when I move my laptop to another location and switch
> > to another network, the IP is not obtained at all or connection is
> > established only for a very short time.
> >
> > I was able to fix it by uninstalling the dhcp3-client package. In this case
> > the dhcpcd is used for obtaining IP, which works flawlessly.
> >
> > Unfortunately dhcp3-client is suggested by different packages, so when I
> > update my system it often gets reinstalled unless I explicitly deselect it.
> > That’s really tiring.
> >
> > Is there any way to assign dhcpcd higher priority than dhclient3 when my
> > system is going to obtain IP?
> >
>
> The wicd package (an alternative to network-manager) can help you here.
> It allows the user to specify which DHCP client to favour. It is
> available in backports, squeeze and sid.
>
> —
> Liam O’Toole
> Birmingham, United Kingdom
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