Network connection

Tom H tomh0665 at
Tue Nov 3 16:43:51 GMT 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Georgi Kourtev <gkourtev at> wrote:

> As I had problems connecting to wifi networks after the 9.10 upgrade, so I
> decided to install wicd package.  While installing the KPackage asked me to
> remove:
> plasma-widget-networkmanagement
> plasma-widget-network-manager
> network-manager
> network-manager-gnome

> When this was done, it started to fetch the wicd package and... no network
> (even wired) is available! Got the same message even when wanted to restore
> the previous status-quo. Apparently all my network options does not exist
> now.

> My question: how can I enable at least my wired network access to install
> packages? If not possible, is there any other way?

Stop wicd
# invoke-rc.d wicd stop

Edit /etc/network/interfaces
(assuming that your wired NIC is eth0 and that you are using dhcp)
# cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet dhcp
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Start networking
# ifup eth0

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