the infamous linux wifi monster strikes

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Thu Apr 16 01:33:49 UTC 2009

On Tue, 14 Apr 2009, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> Run "sudo aptitude update"
> "sudo aptitude install wicd"
> Without the quotes, of course.  You may find that your wifi card just works after installing wicd. Reboot just to be safe.

Tried wicd and got *some* progress. It says I'm connected but I can't
ping anything (including the router) nor can I access anything on the

> No expert here but, if you want to give NM another try, then try adding the nameserver that
> worked before in resolv.conf and using NM add the ESSID to the 
> wireless setup if you can find it; maybe using the drop down menus. I have wicd installed so can't check for you.
> My best advice would be to switch to wicd ipo NM.  Personally, I could never get NM to keep a stable wifi setup
> and so have many othrs.  Never had any trouble with wicd.  HTH.

I would be ecstatic if I could get it to connect *at all*.

The frustration builds.

Thanks for the reply.

Bob Holtzman
"If you think you're getting free lunch,
  check the price of the beer"

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