wicd doesn't work

Thorny thorntreehome at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 12:28:17 UTC 2009

>> 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.
> Thanks for reminding Karl that in most cases you must blacklist the
> ath5k driver which Ubuntu tries to use by default and install the
> madwifi driver.  That is if the backports module for your kernel doesn't
> fix your issues.

I agree, Raquel's advice sounds like it would be worth a try.

Sometimes people become frustrated when things don't work and, in that
frustration, stop thinking logically and attribute their problem to things
not really relevant to it and also don't try advice that has the potential
to be helpful. In this community we often get sidetracked, not a bad thing
for a sense of community among ourselves but sometimes the noise obscures
possible solutions.

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