Installing WIcd Using Ubuntu CD After NM Quit

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Feb 1 02:12:02 UTC 2010

On 01/31/2010 05:34 PM, Leonard wrote:
> Just installed karmic on an old Dell Dimensions XPS T450.  Everything OK
> until I upgraded and installed kubuntu-desktop.  Called for a reboot and
> after rebooting completed NM wifi connection quit working. Tried to
> reconfigure NM again but no luck. Attempted to install wicd but that
> didn't work without a network. Ticked to use the cd/dvd to install in
> software sources and reloaded but only get failure to connect on the
> Ubuntu main mirror. Tried installing wicd from the Karmic CD recovery
> mode using a root shell on the installed partition and even on the CD
> environment or whatever it's called but no luck.  Aptitude command not
> recognized maybe should have used dpkg or gdebi but didn't think of it
> at the time. The crick in my neck says I've been fighting to get wicd
> installed for about 3 hours.  Would someone please tell me how to
> install a package using the Karmic alt CD of from a booted up Karmic
> using the alt CD with SS ticked to use the CD. Maybe need both for the
> benefit of new users and old ones like me who still has a lot to
> learn-:o) Many thanks,

Use Sneakernet:

and copy to a floppy (:-) /CD and install on the Dell.

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