Upgrade to 10.04 broke wireless.
kaj at haulrich.net
Sat May 8 11:22:05 UTC 2010
Just a note of advice:
The upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 - followed by re-install x3 - broke my wireless
completely, wicd as well as network-manager. Everything appeared OK until I
tried to connect via WPA personal. Then it kept going like this: "Bad
password" (it wasn't). My network was visible enough, but no go. I tried
several laptops (Medion Akoyas) with RT2860STA cards - without ever getting
them to connect. (Bad password). I even tried to install Ubuntu, Uubuntu
Netbook Remix, vanilla Kubuntu and Kubuntu Netbook Remix - all failed to
After the downgrade to karmic all is well with wicd. The downgrade procedure
was as follows:
edit /etc/apt/sources.list and added links to the karmic repositories for the
Did a software update. (sudo apt-get update)
Opened synaptic package manager
Searched for wicd.
Select package -> force version.
Selected version 1.6.1-3.
Applied the update. It downgraded successfully and resolved the relevant
I then selected package -> lock version.
I edited /etc/apt/sources.list and removed the karmic entries I'd just added.
BINGO: connected immediately!
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