Actually I wanted to remove useless programs to save disk space.
And because I do not have internal wireless antenna but a pcmcia card
that I got rid of.
But your advice is reasonable, and will follow it and leave as is.
On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:11:14 +0100 Nils Kassube
> sebastien wrote:
> > I used to use a wireless connection but now I stopped using it,
> > preferring wire to high frequence waves.
> > I intended to uninstall wpasupplicant.
> > but synaptic tells me Ive to uninstall networkmanager & co.
> > Then I have a doubt.
> > This is a newbee-kind of question. sorry. Can I uninstall it without
> > any damage for my system ?
> I'd rather ask: _Why_ do you want to uninstall wpasupplicant?
> If you don't want to have the radio operational, then switch off the
> WLAN hardware. That way you can even save some power (about 1W for
> one of my machines where I measured it some time ago). Uninstalling
> wpasupplicant doesn't switch off the radio. To wsitch off the radio
> you can either use a key combination like Fn+F10 (the actual key
> combination for your machine depends on the model) or there could be
> a hardware switch.
> If you only have a very limited amount of disk space, then you could
> uninstall wpasupplicant and networkmanager etc. and use a manual
> network configuration. But I would only do it if there is a lack of
> disk space. It isn't worth the effort if you have enough disk space.
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