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Bug#614921: cdrom: There is no wireless manager included on CD1

On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 11:22:20AM +0100, Karl F wrote:
>Subject: cdrom: There is no wireless manager included on CD1.iso
>Package: cdrom
>Severity: wishlist

Hi Karl,

>The installation of Debian is very difficult for laptop users using
>WPA or using (temporary/failed) off-line installation, since there is
>no network manager included on CD1. This might well be a deal-breaker
>for most newcomers to Debian GNU/Linux, as configuring with
>wpasupplicant is obtrusive, and far from common knowledge.
>Including network-manager-gnome (and/or wicd-curses) would be a great

Agreed, yes. These days, we're always struggling to make enough of a
system fit on CD1 alone (for either KDE or Gnome). We'll continue
looking into it, and thanks for your report!

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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