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Re: Is Network-Manager freezing my system?

On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 03:29:00PM -0500, gn643202 wrote:
>    I have had the same problem.
>    Searched Synaptic but could not find the WICD package in Lenny.

I went ahead and installed wicd from backports.  I've tested the
connection swapping and it will request and receive an address
automatically (DHCP here) no problem so far.  Here is how I did it.  

Add this entry to your /etc/apt/sources.list 

deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib

then get the key to verify the packages.
# apt-get install debian-backports-keyring 

# aptitude update

To install:
# aptitude -t lenny-backports install wicd

To keep it automatically updated add/create /etc/apt/preferences with this

Package: *
Pin: release a=lenny-backports
Pin-Priority: 200

Some other options can be found here.

Hope this helps out.

Daryl Styrk
Naples, FL USA

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