wicd doesn't work

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 10:50:34 UTC 2009

Raquel wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 13:42:22 -0600
> "Karl F. Larsen" <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>     I was told wicd is the way to go so I used apt-get to install
>> it. I have it installed on my 9.04 Jaunty Beta and when I got the
>> 8.10 working fine this wicd does nothing. I mean nothing!
>>     Wicd says there is no WiFi in the area. In fact there is a VERY 
>> strong signal. I think there is a serious problem with wicd
>> software and man pages. I read all the man pages and am far more
>> confused than before :-)
>>     Is there a simple way to get wicd to work?
>> Karl
> More and more it sounds like you do not have the proper driver
> modules loaded/blacklisted.  In a previous post you were asked to
> provide the result of a few commands which might give us a hint into
> what may be the problem.  On my new HP, there was a need to blacklist
> one of the drivers that was being loaded as default, and to get some
> packages other than those originally installed.
    My results with wicd were done with a broken system. I now will have 
a good Jaunty system on my laptop and the old wifi method is working 
fine. I see no reason for wicd :-)



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