Network Manager and Wicd

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jun 2 21:14:14 UTC 2010

On 06/02/2010 01:11 PM, Alfredo De Luca wrote:
> I agree.
> I will remove WICD and try to get NM working.
> IN the meantime here is the nm-tool output:
> alfredo at alf-laptop:~$ nm-tool
> NetworkManager Tool
> State: disconnected
> - Device: wlan0
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>   Type:              802.11 WiFi
>   Driver:            iwl3945
>   State:             unavailable
>   Default:           no
>   HW Address:        00:1B:77:24:93:E8
>   Capabilities:
>   Wireless Properties
>     WEP Encryption:  yes
>     WPA Encryption:  yes
>     WPA2 Encryption: yes
>   Wireless Access Points

Please bottom post on this list - thanks :-)

I have the same wired device (works) on my HP G60-530US laptop, but my
wireless driver is using iwlagn (it has a Intel WiFi Link 1000 Series

>From the above, it appears that your wifi device isn't getting turned on
& I'd suspect a wifi button/bios issue. Can you please do:

$ lspci | grep Network

and post the relevent line for your wireless device and also provide
details regarding your machine? Can you also check your bios to

Having a look at:
leads to these possibles:
[[lucid lynx][dell-wifi] Wireless Disabled for iwl3945]

[Again iwl3945 does not want to work on laptop]
Try the 'rfkill list' mentioned on page 1
and see if there is an change when you push the wifi button. Here are
the results from mine:

Wireless button enabled:
$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

Wireless button pushed & wireless disabled:
$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes

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