Ok, this is probably more complicated than it needs to be.
PCLOS machines running on wireless at other end of house. Work great generally, but any time the signal is lost, or a reboot is needed, refuses to connect to wireless network again. Unless I reboot the router. I usually do this on the Linux Mint laptop, as it has no such probs. If I reboot/restart (the modem), it "usually" picks up the connection again. But it's fricking irritating.
Got jack of it yesterday, installed the NetworkManager, as used on other Gnome distros. It detects and grabs the connection fine once I feed it the password. But the main connection manager is trying to fight it, or so it seems, causing it to break connection every few minutes, and re-establish it. Finally work out to kill it in PCC. (System>Manage system services>Network, turn off). Now it works fine with standard Gnome Network Manager. Only diff is, is only enabled on login, not on boot, but then it was annoyingly iffy anyway, for reasons above.
Now network seems to work fine, and doesn't die for no good reason. Just one little thing.
Privoxy won't work. It did, but with Network system service disabled, it won't run. Even tried re-installing it thru terminal, but the feedback from that is what made it clear to me that this was the prob. Complains it needs network up for it to work. Doesn't seem to notice the network with NM. Annoying. Very much so.
How can I get ti to work? Privoxy that is? And without having to turn on the other service again, as it's damn unreliable? The connectivity issue is the one thing that truly annoys the frak out of me, otherwise PCLOS is damn fine, beating all others. But the wireless connectivity thing is pain. Wireless in general is great. It's the pain getting it to connect at times. Just errors out, without telling why. Which is why I'm here. And have done this.
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