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Re: Wicd Wireless Woes

On 05/24/2011 02:09 PM, Wayne Topa wrote:
On 05/24/2011 05:04 PM, Wayne Topa wrote:
On 05/24/2011 11:33 AM, Bill wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm having problems connecting to my wireless access point using wicd.
Wicd seems to be running ok. I can connect and disconnect from my wired
network at will. Wicd also detects a variety of wireless networks in my
neighborhood, including my own, but won't connect. It claims there's a
bad password, but I've triple checked that. It's correct.

I'm including the relevant information from the wicd log below. I hope
someone can point me in the right direction. Wicd is complaining about
a variety of things, any of which could be the real cause of the

After a re-read of your OP, I have more questions, mainly how are you
starting wicd? I ask that because I have reviewed my squeeze logs where
I did have problems getting wide to associate, and find no reference to
wicd-cli in them.

I start wicd on a console with wicd-curses and in X with wicd-gtk. My
logs show no wicd-cli calls at all.

Hope this helps, some....


My old eyes are seeing things.  Forget the wicd-cli  I read it wrong!!!
wpa-cli != wicd-cli.

Sorry for the noise
And for replying to you directly.  Iceweasel just dropped the
reply-to-list button and I didn't notice it until after I hit send.  GRRRR

I've missed earlier emails on this subject, so this may have been said and found wanting.

In Ubuntu land, there have been many references to this type of problem. The bottom line appears to be that 'wicd' and 'network-manager' get installed together (that is, when you install 'wicd', 'network-manager' is not removed), and they interfere with each other.

Remove *all* packages related to 'network-manager' that are installed. This has worked for me on several different Ubuntu/Kubuntu releases.

I don't know what the Ubuntu references are, that info's all on my home system.

Bob McGowan

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