Upgrade to 10.04 broke wireless.

pkaplan1 pkaplan1 at comcast.net
Sat May 8 11:46:36 UTC 2010

On Saturday, May 08, 2010 07:35 Nils Kassube wrote:
> Kaj Haulrich wrote:
> > 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 connect.
> Did you install wicd for all versions or did you also try to use
> network-manager without wicd installed? You can only have either
> network-manager or wicd installed. Unfortunately there is no dependency
> conflict in the Lucid packages, so if you install wicd you should
> uninstall network-manager.
> Nils

As I discovered, you should not only remove network-manager, but you should 
purge it to get rid of its config files.

sudo apt-get purge network-manager

Then make sure that wicd is looking at the correct wireless interface (in my 
case wlan0 rather than eth1).

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