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Re: Unable to connect to my home wireless

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 5:10 PM, Thomas Pircher <tehpeh@gmx.net> wrote:
Same here: after the update on Tuesday (Monday I didn't update), my wireless
network stopped working.

Today I figured out what was going on: the update installed the packets knm-
runtime, network-manager-kde, network-manager and possible other packets.

After I duly uninstalled those offending pieces of crap, my wireless network
started to work again.

Until now I thought I was the manager of my computer, and I would greatly
appreciate Debian not to automatically install such potentially harmful (let
alone completely useless) packages on my PC. And IF Debian needs to install
them to make some users happy, at least make sure they don't do any harm.

Thank you.

If you are running Debian stable you should not see package upgrades outside of security updates. This means no new versions of a package will come along and depend on a new package that you did not have before. It sounds to me like this was not a regular upgrade, or your running/mixing with a release such as testing or unstable. You can use "aptitude why  network-manager-kde" to find out why a package was automatically installed.

You also seem to be wanting to complain, instead of asking for support or looking for discussion. IMO complaints should go to bugs.debian.org, not necessarily here.

Jordan Metzmeier

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