[Jaunty] Heads Up upgrade disables Wicd

Brian McKee brian.mckee at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 17:15:06 UTC 2009

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 6:24 PM, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Just upgraded my test machine from Intrepid to Jaunty (9.10)

You meant 9.04 right?
> using the
> Alternate CD. In order to conserve my DSL bandwidth I elected to not
> have the upgrade go out and get updates from the internet, but instead
> install only from the CD. That all went pretty well with the exeption
> that when I rebooted I found no network. wicd was not working - at all.

Thanks for sharing - I'll keep that in mind.

FWIW, I've been using Network Mangler in Jaunty for a couple of weeks now,
I've come this close to replacing it several times with wicd.  It
looks pretty, but it acts flakey.
It takes forever to decide a wireless network it was connected to
yesterday isn't actually working still,
and I can't for the life of me figure out when/why it picks my wired
static IP entry before/after my wired
DHCP network entry, and then when I had to add a PPPoE entry I ended
up deleting the wired networks
and disabling the wireless one just to get it to try it.

I had vague hopes that the update fairy would fix it, but alas, no luck.
I'm sure it's days in my household are once again numbered.


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